Ok. This is the beginning. In 9 months time I dream that I will be able to write that I have completed the London Marathon. I also hope that the photo of myself that I post that day will be slim, lithe and fit. That, however is not the aim. My aim is to fulfill my dream. To run the London Marathon.
I am under no illusions as to how hard this is going to be. I have never been an "athlete". My self confidence wavers between average and non-existent. But, if I don't attempt this I will never forgive myself. I have applied for the last 5 years, to the ballot, and have never got a place. This year, my 6th application, I will be given a place. That is the rule as I understand it.
If I do this I will be amazed and proud. I am going to run for Breakthrough Breast Cancer in memory of Sally and Jonnie. I can do this.I will do it for them and for me.