Hello! I am here, promise! Just a mini update today while I am still recouping my energy & creative juices. I have been sewing simple things, and actually have quite a few things to photograph & blog about – when I get some energy together! I am on leave for a few days now, so I am hoping that recharging will be complete after the long weekend.
First of all, the marathon. It went amazingly! I can report back that I have had the experience of a lifetime (which was always my goal- not the time). I ran all the way to finish in 4:51 (beating Chris Evans – just). I did not hit ‘the wall’ as we ran it to plan- keeping slow & steady.
I ran with my friend Jodie who had more in her legs & could easily have shaved a faster time, but she chose to stick with me. As I silently internalised the mental effort to remain steadfast, Jodie told me jokes!
If you are interested in reading more about my London Marathon experience, I’ve written about it on my other blog, here. But a massive thank you to everyone who sent me words of support, tweets, comments, crowd shouts, good vibes, the lot! I am incredibly wowed & am hugely thankful – it meant such a lot to me & still does. I could not fail to be positive when so many of you were rooting for me. I am sorry I did not reply individually to all the wonderful support on my last post – I have reread them many times in my recovery! THANK YOU xxx
And squeaking in, skidding across the start line, I shall be taking part in Me Made May this year, of course!
‘I, Winnie of ‘Scruffy Badgertime , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear only me-made garments for the duration of May 2015, including run-wear. Plus I will take off-site photos five days per week’.
I was in two minds about my approach for Me Made may this year – either try to limit my clothing to a “capsule” wardrobe – which is more of a challenge as I have so many me made clothes in my cupboard, but then, part of the fun is rediscovering other things I don’t usually grab as I get dressed in the morning, so I scrapped that idea. The other thing I thought that was good a previous time I did it was taking pictures of the sights in and around Bath as why not? People come here to look at them. It is a challenge though as I am REALLY self conscious taking photos with any kind of audience. Don’t laugh at me – I have ordered a selfie stick- at least I can blend into the crowds of tourists!!!
I looked at the original post for Me made may and there are 573 comments – one per participant + Zoe? Are you doing it? Right, it’s May 1st and I need to get out of my me made PJs….