Buy this product here: Womens Made Our Lady Virgen De Guadalupe Abuela Latina Mexican Shirt
Home page: Beutee Store
Womens Made Our Lady Virgen De Guadalupe Abuela Latina Mexican Shirt
‘It’s so great, you’re doing the Brighton Marathon 10k,’ she said. ‘The what?’ I asked Ros, horrified. ‘Oh,’ she replied, with a grin. ‘Didn’t I mention that this was a training group?’
I was freaked out by the prospect, but if the other girls could do it, then so could I, right?
Well, no, as it turned out — or that’s what I thought on that April day, halfway round the 10k course, sweating and feeling defeated, with the rest of our team well ahead of me.
The week before, I had been in hospital with a dangerous case of sepsis, but I had been determined to run.
Now, it was starting to look like that was the wrong call. It was just so tough — I was bitterly disappointed.
But then, as I stood there breathing heavily, the most wonderful thing happened.
Runner after runner tapped me on the shoulder. ‘It’s OK. Keep on going,’ one called. ‘I’m clear five years.’
‘I’m clear ten years,’ another lady said. ‘You can do it.’
On and on the messages came and my feet started to move. Could I catch up with the others? Might it be possible I could really do this?
I stumbled on and then noticed a runner who had fallen into step beside me. She was the picture of good health and, to my surprise, told me that she’d had stage four cancer but had run all the way through her treatment and had subsequently made a full recovery. She told me to keep going. I will, I told myself. I can do it.
She pulled away and I thought that was the last I would see of her — but on the last turn of the race, my friendly runner waved at me.
She was waiting for me, she explained, because she wanted to tell me something. At her lowest ebb, in the middle of her treatment, a woman in a cafe had approached her.