We can always learn from each other´s experiences, so I thought I would do a little write up about my "Run Mummy Run" Great North Run in aid of Meningitis UK.
The Week of the Race
During the week of the Great North Run I didn't do any running at all. I had been advised not to run the week before. I needed to give my body a bit of rest and allow it to build up some carbohydrate calories to support me through the race. But I did lots of stretching and had a few swims.
The week was filled with lots of publicity for me to promote my chosen charity - Meningitis UK as I was trying to raise as much money as possible. I did a few interviews with various newspapers and magazines including The Daily Mail and Runners World and pestered my followers on Twitter.
The night before The Great North Run, I had a lovely pasta meal with my running team, which included my mum (who was actually walking it) and my boyfriend´s cousin Jay, who ran with me last year. We were all really excited and tried to drink lots of water ready for the next day.
The Great Day
Sunday morning involved eating a mass of porridge with banana breakfast, lucozade drinks and carb bars. I knew I would be burning up a lot of calories and needed some slow releasing carbohydrate energy to keep me going. I then put Brooke in her 'Run Mummy Run' Meningitis UK t-shirt and we were ready to go!