I am finally here going to write about my experience last Saturday achieving a massive challenge and indeed it was a challenge by far...
I actually ran a half marathon from Finglas to Howth Summit,
There was lots of people going from different points and I was basically leaving with the runnings which I was very eager about because I knew these particularly runners would be flyers and I would be left to run on my own.
It was such a buzz that Saturday morning, like I actually hadn't felt this buzz in so long.
We were all wearing our blue t-shirt for the charity we sponsor Finglas Suicide.
Thankfully I woke up early to prepare and get in the zone, it was a very welcomed sunny morning however I felt the nerves. I was shaking and laughing and needing to go to the toilet every few minutes 🤣😂
My brother Alan was doing it too, Fred my trainer was loving the atmosphere and I kept saying I am going off now for a head start and Fred kept assisting id say and be in the photo but as soon the photo was done, I was gone like the wind, for a 5 minute head start.
And that head start literally lasted if even 5 minutes. 🤣🤣
I felt the guys running up from behind me and passed me out, they were like bullets. 🤣🤣
The energy was electric and I was smiling with pride to be apart of this very special day. I there running when there was nobody else in my slight and I knew I had a very long road in front of me but I kept running at my pace and I noticed so much support from safety drivers who were behind me and offering me water until I met Patrick 10k later where I had a toilet break and drink and then I was gone again. 🤣🤣
The coast road was fantastic and it filled me with joy knowing how many people walked or ran in the same path from early morning onwards, energetic I felt it and It kept me going and I knew I wasn't alone🤩😁
My mam and friends were walking and running from the coast road which also inspired me to keep going.
Mental it was more difficult. I felt like everyone passing my path knew what I was out to achieve because the support.
Keep going and go you and you've got this for words thrown at me as I kept running.
It was brilliant to receive.😀😀
However when I was approaching the summit the hill 🤣🤣 Oh my god That hill killed me, I seriously struggled with it. 🤣💯
My body really wanted to give up but I really had to talk to myself 😂
So tough, Patrick kept driving back and forward to encourage me😁😁
I got support from strangers like joggers and cyclists telling me keep going, everyone is waiting for me at the top. A few of the guys drove back down and asked do I want a lift and I just signal for a drink😂.
The support was really amazing and it was such a joy to finally notice Fred where he ran up the last bit of hill together and basically had to keep getting me to run not walk up 😂😂 he kept saying that it would be worth it 😅😅
And my god he didn't lie because everyone was waiting for me and the cheers 😁🎉
it really was amazing to receive such wonderful vibes and people who were just out walking and had no connection with the gym. It was so lovely 💪🏻😍.
It was just brilliant and chilling afterwards with the guys, it was cool, Fred was laughing because I brought lots of food 😂🤣😀💪🏻
It was definitely a celebration moment and I feel extremely proud of each individual who took part and the money raised for suicide was incredible.
Thank you so much for your wonderful support and encouragement, 🤗💜😁😀🎉🤗
It was a day I felt so empowered that 6 months previously I was struggling emotionally and physically to have the energy to walk from the house to the car. I have come so far, so yes I am proud 👏🤗💜😀
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