Despite not being in the best shape for this big run; lack of quality sleep and eating far too much rubbish due to his birthday being earlier this week, he's done amazingly and I am so proud of him. Next weekend he will be running the half marathon in Stratford though does have the option of running the full marathon if he wishes. It's probably for the best if he recovers though!
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Photo after he'd crossed the finishing line.
Shane & I before the run. We weren't allowed to walk through into his area so this was goodbye until after the race.
After the race. The weather got out really sunny. It's hard to see here as my face is shaded but I'm actually very sunburnt.
Unfortunately because I take immunosuppressants I am much more susceptible to sun burn. It's my own stupid fault for not having sun cream to hand, but I'm yet to find one that doesn't irritate my eczema. I find that sun cream tends to have a drying out effect on the skin, so need to moisturise directly after application but this then defeats the object of wearing sun cream as the moisturiser acts as a grease, thus heating up and causing a cooking effect. Rubbish! Looks like I need to shop for a big floppy hat in the near future!
I will write up a separate post relating to some other issues I've thought up this weekend so keep your eyes peeled for those.