Today is the 3rd Anniversary of when I ran the San Fransisco Marathon - How time flies!
So, you may be asking...why on earth did I run the SF marathon when
1. I live in England and its half way across the other side of the world and
2. It has MASSIVE hills!
Well, I have been running on and off since my sister Jan got me into it when I was 19. I then got one of my best buddies and life-long exercise partner, Jo into it as a break from the gym about 6 years ago, and after doing some 10k runs, then 1/2 marathons, we decided that we should run a marathon! I knew it was going to be really hard work - neither of us are natural atheletes - but we both have strong willpower, which is a definite must when marathon training. We wanted to do a 'biggie' but London and NYC are always sell outs and you have to go ona waiting list for a few years to get a place. So, we looked at places that had marathons that were big, but not ridiculous and SF came up. So we booked it! (The promise of a holiday as a reward was also a big factor too of course!).