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hello...i've just been accepted, completely shocked!! Excited but shocked & nervous! I've played squash for many many years so have fitness on the court, but not for running. I completed a half marathon just under 2 years ago but I've got many friends who are in the fitness field and have completed marathons, so they'll be supporting me no end.
I just wanted to get involved on here, I have been reading through the threads and it's great how everyone pulls together.
I entered because I was so inspired by my work mate who completed the marathon this year, along with the thousands of other people... and I thought if they can do it, so can i! What an amazing achievement! Also I'm wanting to lose weight, get fit and raise as much money for the British Heart Foundation (as I lost my dad to a sudden heart attack 9 years ago)....so it's a win all round!
I'm going to start my programme next week, starting slow and building it up. I'm going to follow the 'beginners' marathon running programme that was in the marathon news magazine.
Any hints, tips, or anything at all to help me stay focused and keep this smile on my face will be much appreciated!