It has been a while since I posted something on Research Girl Today. Last year I decided I would run my first ever marathon in 2017 and dear, oh dear how has time flown by…It’s officially 100 days till the London Marathon!
I decided to run the London Marathon in support of Spinal Research UK. The implications of injuries on the spinal cord are often severe and irreversible. You can find a summary of spinal injuries by respective sections of the spinal cord in the image below (Spinal Research, 2017).
Note: The notation of the vertebra is not in the exact anatomical position.
Sadly, I have seen the impact spinal cord injuries had on a close friend, whose life is still affected everyday despite having surgery four years ago for Scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
If you wish to sponsor me please visit Elisabeth’s Virgin Donation Page!
All donations will be greatly appreciated and will contribute to the development of the research on spinal injuries.
I was lucky to have a great superwoman friend, Alice Green, who gave me a training plan for this marathon (Big thank you Alice!). I hope to post about Alice’s inspirational story in a future post.
I know this training will be really hard for me and I need your help! To keep me accountable, I plan to post an update of my training every 10 days, so stay tuned!