This weekend, I will be running the Ealing Half Marathon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. It is my first half marathon and although I’m feeling rather anxious, I am excited to get to the start line after months of training.
I always like to push and challenge myself and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to raise money for a cause that I am passionate about. I work with a lot of dementia sufferers and the Alzheimer’s Society do so much to help and support people living with dementia as well as their families.
It’s been challenging to find time to train at the end of a busy day at work. Often, as soon as I leave the house for a run, I get a work phone call! However, it’s been a great journey and I’ve really enjoyed the support of the Ealing Community especially via Twitter and the #ealinghour and lots of encouragement from the Alzheimer’s Society.
I’ve been told by a lot of people that it is quite a hilly course and although I’ve been training for a while now, I think that’s an area of training that I have neglected a bit. However, my speed has increased in recent weeks so I’m hoping I won’t lose too much time on the hills!
I can’t wait to cross the finish line!
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