I was invited to run a marathon across the Great Wall of China with only 3 weeks notice. With very little training, no flight or visa and no running gear for the intense Chinese sun, I used the experience as an experiment to see if I could wing it.
I’m not sure how it happened but I completed it in 10 hours 10 minutes and 11.5 seconds.
42 females entered the marathon and 28 completed it. I finished 14th.
It proved to me that I do not need to be as rigorous with my planning and nutrition as I usually am and I certainly do not need expensive running gear to help me perform. Just a bit of willpower, determination and a positive attitude can get me anywhere.
I made wrote a daily blog in the days running up to the marathon documenting how I felt.
Some are a bit long winded and there’s likely some typos – the China internet was a nightmare!
Happy Winging It xxx