26.2 Miles for Joseph’s new wheels

Update posted by Naomi Givens On Sep 12, 2017

It's less than two weeks until I take part in the Windsor Half Marathon as part of my build up to the full marathon next year. Am I ready? If I'm honest, I'm not sure. I'm trying hard (see the photo of me below after running 6 miles in the rain - don't be fooled by the blue sky) and I followed my training plan even while I was on holiday in Sicily. I even ran 10miles this morning before work but the last 2 miles felt like hard work and I can't imagine running another three let alone another 16 next year!

I'm sure my competitive nature and support from others will get me through the half marathon but if I struggle I'll remind myself why I'm doing this. I'm doing it because you amazing people are sponsoring me and I'm almost halfway to my goal of £2000. Thank you so much!!

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Update posted by Naomi Givens On Aug 18, 2017

Over £800 already - that is amazing, thank you, thank you, thank you!

My long run this week was 12.5km which is still a long way off the 42km I'll need to run in April but it's getting closer to the 21km I'll be running on the 24th September - although that feels like it is approaching very fast!

In other news, I have been wearing the same make and style of trainer for years (Nike Free run if you're interested) and I love them which is why I've had three pairs. However, I don't think they are great for long distances so I went to seek some advice about a style more suited to half and full marathons. I was recommended to try the Nike Pegasus which come in various different colours but I just could not resist the pair designed by Mo Farah.

(Apologies for the sideways photos I just can't get them the right way up!)

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Update posted by Naomi Givens On Jul 27, 2017

Following my Sports Day injury, I had to take a few weeks off and have been VERY slowly getting my thigh used to running again. I started with just 5 minutes and have been building up 5 minutes extra each time. Today I ran for 30 minutes with this beautiful pitstop half way. Still plenty of time before the marathon in April but only two months before the half marathon in Windsor - let's hope my thigh holds out!

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Update posted by Naomi Givens On Jun 26, 2017

Last week was sports day at my kids' school and I joined in the fun by taking part in the parents race. On the plus side, I won the race but unfortunately I badly strained my quad muscle in the process and proceeded to hobble off in agony. I've rested it well over the weekend and applied ice so it's feeling much better now but I've booked myself in to see a physio to make sure.

Hopefully it won't be long before I'm back following my training plan because today registration opened for the Manchester Marathon so I am now fully signed up.

And finally THANK YOU to those who have donated already, I'm completely overwhelmed by your generosity!

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Anonymous

Backed with £50.00 On Sep 23, 2017

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Run Naomi run. You can do it :)

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Good luck Naomi!

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Good luck Naomi!

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Good luck Naomi!! :)

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Best of luck! Mike

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Good luck with training!

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