3 days to go!
I did my last long run yesterday, a few days later than I would have liked but I wanted to reassure myself that I would be able to do it. It was hard work and there were a lot of walking breaks but I think that willpower will keep me going. Also it was practice at running in the rain and hailstones! Weather forecast for Sunday is rain.
Today I had a chat with a reporter from the local paper. Our comms team sent out a press release and apparently the lancs evening telegraph are going to put me in Friday’s ‘health’ section. The photo I had taken in the staff gym in my running kit makes me look like I’m auditioning to be Gazza’s new best friend (Julie jelly bellies)! My colleague kindly pointed out that I have been going out in public dressed like that for some time so not to worry everyone’s seen it already.
Hopefully the reporter will write something positive.
Our trust is one that has been in difficulty recently and had a bad report from the CQC so we have had quite a bit of flack in the press about that. I’m only trying to do my bit for our service and our patients so I hope he doesn’t ‘have a go’ in any way.
Quite a few people have sponsored me now so that is reassuring.
All that remains is to do a reccie to find our where this race starts and have a look at the course, and make sure that I have got my instructions for the day. Oh and the perennial question – what to wear? At least I know which shoes I’ll be wearing!
My next blog should be my post race report! Speak to you then! Lol Julie x
3 days to go!