Today we have another inspiring story from an amazing runner, Tynke @healthytravels.nl! She talks about her Midnight Sun Marathon (in Norway), her struggles with clothes, food, pacing... and the incredible power of finding running buddies along the way! 💪👌 Here's the beginning of her story: "It's Saturday 19:30 … if I go now, I can still get some waffles. I would eat oats if I was in Holland, but I'm in Norway. The food is expensive here, but waffles are free in my hotel. Waffles seem like an excellent start, so let's go now.
I am not sure about coffee. Coffee will wake me up, give me energy. But I am so nervous already, it won't be very good for my heart rate. I can't decide, so I just drink half a cup. Doesn't make any sense, I know, blame it on the nerves.
I still have two and a half hours. Two-and-a-half to let my stomach calm down, to get dressed, maybe take a little rest. Too much time for my nerves, too little time to get some sleep. Still enough time to walk to the start line. The marathon starts within ten minutes.
An enthusiastic lady is leading a heavy warming-up. Only by watching the muscles in my leg start to hurt. I decide not to take part at this warming-up. I guess my heart rate is already quite high at the moment.
3, 2, 1, the marathon starts. In a few seconds all the participants are gone. I heard there were only thousand participants allowed in this run. I like that. It makes the run even more special. I have no idea how many runners there are in the half marathon. I actually don't want to know at this moment. (...)" Ready the full story on worldsmarathons.com, link is in BIO! #midnightsunmarathon @midnight_sun_marathon #norway
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