Back in October 2020, whilst we were heading into another lockdown I completed the Virtual London Marathon around the streets fo Cardiff.
I have to say, as someone who is not a runner, or at least not an athlete I had an amazing time. Yes it was cold and wet, but I had a great time.
So much so that as soon as I could I entered the ballot for 2021.
Now I know how many people enter the ballot and I know how few actually get in, one of the things you get to know when you work in events. I thought there is no way I can get in on only my 3rd attempt.....oops
Today I found out I have a place!!!!
I am so excited, honoured and terrified all at the same time.
I know there is a lot of time from now until October, and given the state of the world who knows if we will be allowed to actually have a live race....but Im in !!
I had the pleasure of working at London Marathon and at the Expo for a number of years, and always thought Id like to do this....but never followed up on it.
Training since last October hasn't stopped. Wales Coastal path and now Route 66 have meant I had to keep pushing forward.
My dodgy foot has meant I am spending more time on the exercise bike than I like but it is helping keep my cardio level up.
So far after 5 weeks of Route 66 I have covered 522 miles, still plenty to go.
In February Team Cwtch are taking part in a 28 days around the world challenge and after 1 week we have made it from Cardiff to Dunkirk.
Keeping active, in these strange times, has been 100% the best thing I can do for my head. It has kept me focussed and most of all kept me moving forward.
I am so grateful to all of you who have helped and supported me along this journey, Im sorry to say there is more to come. Next stop London.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.