Heavy Legs, Happy Heart

Well, I did it. I survived yesterday’s run and took my first faltering steps towards the start line of the Belfast Marathon on 05 May. It was a flat route around the Titanic Quarter of the city, out over the River Lagan to the Titanic Museum and back. I had planned to run 3.5 miles but ended up doing a little more. Overall, I was pleased with my pace and stamina. I’ll rest today and then go again tomorrow, hopefully 5 miles.

I’m still not firing on all cylinders but it’s a marked improvement on how I felt over the Christmas period. I woke up this morning to take Adam to rugby training, with heavy legs but a happy heart. I know I’ve written about running two days in a row (yawn) but I just wanted to update all the well wishers from yesterday on how the run went. I really appreciate the support I received from you all.

What have you planned over the weekend?

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

33 thoughts on “Heavy Legs, Happy Heart

  1. Congrats! The first steps can be the toughest. Good time for all the contributing factors. You will soon be drawing from that deep well of fitness and experience. Wise to give the legs a day to recover.


  2. Your “slogging pace” is a number I haven’t even come close to in all the years I’ve been running. Great job getting it done! Accountability to your 8300+ followers can be a powerful motivator. 😁

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  3. Outstanding! It may not be the 4 minute mile, but you’re a distance runner, not a sprinter. Give yourself credit where it is due.
    I don’t know if a grocery run counts as “weekend plans” – it’s more of a battle and challenge to get past all the “pickers”. Maybe I’ll take my Nerf sword with me.


  4. Yay, you! Way to go! I’ve been afraid to try a marathon, but you give me hope and inspiration! Keep up the awesome work.


      1. 13.1. I’ve done 4 half marathons, and have another in March. I don’t think I’ve ever really prepared properly, probably time I give that a try. 26.2 just seems so long!


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