I am going to defer the marathon until next year. Even though my hamstring is feeling lots better, it still isn't completely there yet. I can see now that Claudio's 'Be Cautious' and Adam's 'Be Sensible' were probably meant to be applied to more than just my rehab programme.
I am gutted by this, but I'm also glad that the panicky pressure that I was placing on myself to get better because I'M RUNNING OUT OF TIME is gone. Bassman and I will still go to London for the weekend of 22 April, if only because I've already paid for the plane tickets and accommodation, and I'm going to look forward to it as a long weekend in one of my favourite cities.
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So that's it. Except, really, it's not. Unlike the last time that I got injured and had to pull out of a marathon, I actually have another marathon already lined up to aim for. Everything that I'm doing now has a purpose - to get me around the 2013 London Marathon fit, healthy, and in a time that will make me happy.
Sponsorship update: Because of the way that Virgin Moneygiving is set up, the charity gets the donation quite quickly so those of you who have sponsored me to do something that I'm now not going to do won't be able to claim your money back from the website. However, I would be really happy to refund the donations that you've made. Leave a comment for me - I won't publish it - or get in touch via email or text, and I'll get the refund to you. Thanks for all of your support!