Race 4 – Liverpool

WOW, is all I can say to this weekend. It has been absolutely incredible and I have my beautiful family to thank for that. It was a weekend of celebration and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Us Johnson’s drove up to Yorkshire on Friday evening to stay in a beautiful Marriott hotel where the rest of the family were staying. Breakfast was at 9am the next morning so it was bed time as soon as we arrived!

In the morning the whole family met for breakfast as we talked about the exciting day ahead, and we got time to spend with all 3 of the beautiful babies. I was however dragged to see a pub that is used for filming Emmerdale which it then rained…so thank you mum.

The wedding was absolutely beautiful, Chris and Emma looked stunning together and I’m so grateful I got to be apart of it. The reception was even better than the ceremony which is hard to believe, we had Snapchat filters, our own Chris & Emma story & waiters who did not let our drinks reach the bottom of the glass before topping them up. I would like to say a huge thank you to Chris & Emma for making it probably the best wedding I have ever & ever will go to and to her amazing parents for welcoming us Southerners into their home. It really was incredible.

 

Before I move on to the run I just want to do a shout out my amazing Aunty who is treatment free and looking absolutely stunning. There wasn’t a minute of the day that this lady did not have the biggest smile on her face. Lots of love Aunty Lynda IMG_4212

So, 6am wake up call the day after the wedding for us to drive over to Liverpool for our Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon which was quite tough, my eyes were burning. I didn’t drink at the wedding but I wasn’t asleep until around 12 as we went into my cousin Sophie’s room to give Tommy Jack his birthday presents…P.S happy 1st birthday Tommy, you are a beautiful boy 💙IMG_8166

There were crowds of people there, around 20,000 runners so the buzz of the start-up was just unexplainable, I love being apart of all of the buzz and excitement..it makes you remember why you’re there and doesn’t feel like such a crazy idea.

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I represented my breast cancer top on this run as the one I made for my Aunty is too hot and I think I would have passed out in the heat we have had this bank holiday weekend.

My dad actually stayed with me the whole run this time (and I’m pretty sure he will never do that again), due to what had happened in Manchester a few days before he wanted to be with me. I just want to say the Manchester disaster was on my mind the whole 13 miles as I just thought “imagine starting the race hugging my mum and sister and not having them to go back to” the pain must be unexplainable and they were in my heart and will be for a long time I think.

The route was actually a very pretty route and it has made me want to explore Liverpool more (more for drinking but that’s not the point here). We ran past The Beatles Museum & their restaurant, there were live bands every few miles as it was a rock ‘n’ roll theme, it was just such a fun atmosphere it’s on my list to do again next year.

Nothing exciting really happened on the run itself apart from my dad winding me up on the last few miles to run more, which thinking about it now I would not have beaten my PB without him because I would have walked a lot more than I did – so thank you Dad!

My PB was 2hrs 52 mins and I did this one in 2:44  so my PB was beaten!!! Which I am really happy about, I am slowly getting towards my 2:30 target and I think by the end of the year I will finally be there.

I’m so happy and buzzing off this weekend. Congrats Chris & Em, Happy birthday baby Tommy & buzzing for my PB.

See you for race 5, bye for now 👋🏻

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3 thoughts on “Race 4 – Liverpool

  1. Beautifully written Bex, it brought tears to my eyes.
    Congratulations for your PB !! I am so proud to be your aunty, what you are doing is an amazing thing.
    Love you lots xxxx

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  2. Your blog was so interesting and I loved hearing about the wedding and the build-up to your fantastic run with a new PB. I am just so proud of what you are doing. Keep up the good work!! Lots of love from Grandma xxx.

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