Chester Marathon and Half Marathon
After a lovely Christmas and New Year of eating and drinking far too much followed by a couple of weeks or so of thinking about it, it is finally time again to start pounding the pavements in preparation of the Chester Marathon and Half Marathon.
If I am honest, my life is far too busy to pick and chose when I go for a run, small children to get to school, work, children to look after in the evenings, husband to spend time with, it really only leaves my early morning and when the kids have gone to bed.
I prefer the training in the mornings; I like to get the run out of way before I start the day although as I haven’t been for a run in for a few weeks, the dark and cold mornings haven’t tempted me out of bed just yet.
This year I don’t have any choice, I have to do at least the half marathon as last year I gave my medal to my eldest daughters with the promise, fuelled mainly from the high of finishing the event, that my other daughter could have this year’s medal.
So I am stuck between not wanting to get out of my warm bed at 5.30 in the morning to pound the pavements and the promise I made to daughter that she can have my medal.
The date for the half marathon is slowly and surely approaching on the 29th April and I am also aware that training runs have also started in the city.
The full marathon is not until 7th October, so I am not so worried about that one as a run along the river and around the city in late spring and summer is lovely, it’s just the first run of the year I am looking forward to.
As I have a day off tomorrow, I think my first run of the year will be on Friday morning. That leaves me enough time to go Chester Oaks Designer Outlet and buy some new trainers and running clothes; after all, a girl has got to look her best, even in the dark!
More information about the events, please see the links below;