My Journey to the London Marathon: "I Run for Coram"
26.2 miles of London Tarmac awaits Marathon runners in April – for now, remembering the children Coram will help with the money she raises keeps Tierney Maude on track for her training journey
Monday, 5th January:
We'd spent the weekend moving into a new house, into a new area. Our house was chaos and I just needed some head space. I set out on that run purely for my satisfaction. To make me feel better, to cheer myself up. It was hell, I felt like an overweight baby elephant. The road to London seemed long, very long….
But as the weeks went by, and my partner planned, then ran with me on one my longest runs (Week 3, 9 miles) my mind began to shift. I began not to run for myself, but for Coram. Of course I love the freedom, the fresh air, the miles in my legs. But the thing I loved most was the feeling that I was making this journey, to help and change vulnerable children’s lives.
I run for Coram,
this is my motivation.
Unlike some of the other runners for Coram, I’m incredibly lucky. I’ve been brought up in a household full of love and compassion. I’m now in a relationship where I know that I’m loved. I feel myself blessed that I have this and it breaks my heart to think of children alone and unloved.
I’m now starting Week 5 of my training plan. It’s a grizzly one and as I’m away with work, it makes it hard to stay structured. But I run for Coram this is my motivation.