Why on earth am I running a half marathon?

I mean…REALLY?

It seems every man and his dog is running a marathon these days. Like…oh it’s Sunday, what should we do? HOW ABOUT RUN A MARATHON? All casual like. Before breakfast. No sweat.

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What I’m wearing: Adidas shorts | M&S sports bra (they’ve run out but other awesome ones here | Nike Trainers from Sports Direct | Hype bag from Box Park

I never wanted to run a half marathon. Heck, I didn’t even want to run 5k. Mainly because I can’t run 5k…or 1k…or any k’s. You have a k? I can’t run it ok? Stop judging me.

But sometimes a bunch of sucky stuff happens in life and there’s ways to deal with. Alcohol. Food. Drinks. Distraction. OR SIGNING UP FOR A HALF MARATHON. Because that is madness. Well, at the very least, I thought perhaps it would provide a distraction, perhaps a focus you know? I am always one for trying to move past things and using PMA to really create good thoughts from a bad place.

So, I was at SMACK agency (amazing name, right?), which is a client of mine and like all the guys were talking about this thing they were doing. And someone casually asked me if I’d do it (I’d refused quite a few times before, obvs), and this word just came out of my mouth..I believe it was yes. It shocked all of us.

So there’s like 5 boys running…and me. You know the finishing time difference between us? Probs like 87.2 hours. But the best thing is, we get to raise money for an awesome charity – Amnesty Intl. They focus on human rights and helping people throughout the world and fight injustice. Which sounds like a pretty kick ass thing to try and help towards.

So 13 miles? I’m coming for you. I started so slowly, and I am still struggling. It is hard. But I am getting there slowly…soooooo slowly.

I am now on running/walking 5 miles, which is like the furthest have been ever. I’m upping to 6 tomorrow and 7 after that. But my God I love running in the rain guys, like who knew? Makes me feel well bad ass.

As part of this, I’ve been well excited about getting new gym gear. The shiner, the better in my opinion. This combo here is one of my three outfits have been wearing and am hoping I will get to show you more.

I would LOVE YOU FOREVER if you would help our cause and donated whatever you could   here. <3

Do you guys have any running tips for me? I need all the help I can get.

Sarah Betty xx 

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  • http://www.hannatalks.uk Hannah Cornish

    Yikes, good luck lovely! Sadly I can’t lend any tips for I’d rather eat loads and complain how much I eat haha. Good luck! xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

  • http://www.blondeofcarbs.com Jessica

    Omg your so bad ass you go girl and I love your outfit, especially that bag <3 <3 xx