Last week Saturday I ran the Stockholm marathon, it was in one word AMAZING!
The day before I went out, not such a great idea but I did have lots of fun, so I do not regret that for sure. The next day I woke up on time had a good breakfast and took my stuff and went to the Stadium. Lots of people were there, many supporters and a great atmosphere. Everybody was ready for the marathon!
So I changed into my SuperMaani outfit, got ready and went to the bathroom one more time just in case. Then I headed to the starting line. I was alone but that was okay.
People started running at a slow pace in the beginning, and I took it slow as well. Over 16,000 runners were there to run this amazing marathon in this beautiful city Stockholm.
I enjoyed every bit of it, Stockholm is so beautiful! The weather was great, first it was raining a bit and then the sun was shining. The volunteers were great as well as the supporters along the side. They had many snacks at the power stations which was great, it’s good to have a variety of snacks while running.
I was dressed up in pink as SuperMaani. Many little girls along the way pointed at me and their parents. I couldn’t help it but to give them all a high five, and waving at them. I did feel like a SuperWoman running the marathon. The feeling I had while running was just great, it felt like a meditation. The route was amazing and the places that where we were running was great! Although the hills made it a bit harder than I expected. I was amazed by the types of people I saw, old and young, “fat” and slim, all of these people were just so happy and I loved to see them all running.
I got so tired after 38KM, I couldn’t move anymore and walked for almost 3KM. Then when I reached the last KM I started running fast! And there I was again at the stadium, I saw the finish line and took a sprint! I was so happy and emotional, my second marathon is now history, I DID IT AGAIN!!!!
At the finish they were giving massages to the runners, beer, snacks and hotdogs. I went and picked up my marathon t-shirt and had some snacks. A friend of mine picked me up and took me to the hotel.
That evening I just snuggled in my bed with lots of snacks watched 2 movies and slept like a baby!
The next day I woke up early and was ready to meet another friend and enjoy Stockholm one more time.
Next year I will definitely go and run again, a marathon like this is hard to miss.
I’m a happy marathon finisher 🙂