There are things that everyone wants to do once in their lifetime and everyones list is different. One thing that has been on my list for a long long time is to run a marathon. Once I decided that maybe it is time to go for it I thought why not go for one of the best marathons in the world, the London Marathon. It was not a decision I took lightly as I thought for weeks and months and could not make up my mind whether I will be able to it after all.
So a group of bakers from all different years of ‘The Great British Bake off’ decided to enter together as the #bakersdozen and once that was done it was much easier to enter into it. The whole training process has been a learning curve and I have put in a lot of hard work since I started training in January.
One of the best bits of doing this with a group of friends has been their constant support. We formed a group and have been in constant touch for the last few months. We all share the problems we are facing with the training and have been able to help each other out with solutions. I don’t think I would be ready for this without the support and love of the #bakersdozen
Here is the video of when we all met in London a few weeks ago to talk all things running and baking was not too far either.
I am excited and extremely nervous all at the same time. With the marathon only a few days away it is all a bit stressful to think that in a few days time I will be running my first ever marathon.
Face of someone who has just finished 18 miles run and ended up crawling back home! Please support my efforts by donating for @GreatOrmondSt link👇🏼@LondonMarathon #seaside #calm #run #broken https://t.co/GPDociJUm1 pic.twitter.com/k0cvDKjzpb
— Chetna Makan (@chetnamakan) 9 March 2018
— Chetna Makan (@chetnamakan) 26 March 2018
Also I have decied to run the London Marathon for the fantastic Great Ormond Street Hospital. As a parent I have always been incredibly impressed and amazed by the fantastic work that GOSH does for children and their parents. I am trying to raise as much as possible for this brilliant charity. So please be generous and make a donation by clicking here.
I am hoping to complete this marathon with the many people who will be out there to cheer and support us. See you on the other side, wish me luck!