Notes to self: 1st Marathon

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Whilst enjoying a leisurely Sunday morning run, smug yet mindful that Dan was nursing an epic Stag hangover –  somewhere (I could phone but what would be the fun in that? Don’t want to be the nagging wife already) –  I started making a mental to do list, three weeks until THE run, which in turn is three weeks before THE wedding.

So to cut a long list short: the practicalities of running your first marathon and wedding.

In no particular order.

  1. Try not to get lost forever in Epsom Common.
  2. Find Dan
  3. Stay injury free. Paintball bruises excluded.
  4. Keep updating the wedding playlist only with songs that make you want to dance around the room or sing whilst running. Sorry if anyone has witnessed either.
  5. Try not to get ridiculous tan lines. Optimistic that the weather might continue Bex rightly pointed out yesterday that on no account can I get strap marks from the St Joseph’s running vest. Something that had not crossed my mind but would in fact be awful! Mmmmm…
  6. No more binge drinking.
  7. Fundraise fundraise fundraise
  8. Start organising the wedding.
  9. Plan the after party- after run, after wedding!
  10. Make it to the finish line (think run and wedding).

On that note… Please don’t stop the music! 

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Running a marathon is a walk in the park, right?! We have done a couple of half marathons, and this has always been the ultimate challenge.. but three weeks before our wedding? Everyone has told us we are mad. Raising money for the fantastic charity, St Joseph's Hospice, on the other hand makes total sense! Providing unequivocal vital care and support for patients and their families with life threatening and serious illness, St Joseph's Hospice is far reaching but costs £15 million a year to run, so very much relies on generous donations (like these) to keep doing it's vital work. We appreciate any support you can for St Joseph's Hospice and we in turn, hope to keep you amused with training anecdotes, cringe worthy photos and brief blogging... wish us luck!

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