That moment when

That moment when,
It all becomes worthwhile.
That moment when,
You stop and then you smile,
That moment
Etched forever in your mind
That moment
Not a better one you’ll find.

That moment when - a poem by Pooky

I did it! I DID IT! I am so proud to have completed the London Marathon.
And now I am going to take my weary self to bed.

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45 Responses to That moment when

  1. chattinatti says:

    Nice poem and congratulations! I was watching a bit on the telly earlier. Lovely weather for it too! Well done you! Now for a foot soak… 😀

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    • PookyH says:

      It was beautiful weather. I got burned to a crisp! I did all my training in the dark and cold (once the kids were in bed) so I’d never run in heat before, a bit of a shock to the system. Quite a lot of people collapsed with heat exhaustion.

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      • chattinatti says:

        Aww sorry you got burned! Hope you’ve got some Aloe gel! I can imagine! So sorry for those people who fell ill and the one fatality I heard on the news. 😦
        Hope you recuperate soon.

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      • PookyH says:

        TO be honest, regardless of aches and pains the smile hasn’t left my face. Finishing was so magical!

        I was so sad to hear about the man who died too. A lot of people needed help at the finish line, it shows you what an amazing thing your mind is that it can keep your body going. I too found that the mile I had to walk to the train afterwards was almost impossiblly hard compared to the 26 I’d just done!

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      • chattinatti says:

        I can only imagine…:(
        I’m amazed you could walk to the train after that! :O
        Brilliant! Well done!! 🙂

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      • PookyH says:

        There was literally no choice or I wouldn’t have!

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  2. Congratulations! I caught a bit of it on TV. Now you deserve rest. I’m always so impressed that runners stay the course. Medal well deserved. 🙂 x

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    • PookyH says:

      thank you – I know it sounds really silly but it was a lot further than I realised! I got to halfway fine but then it suddenly dawned on me I had to do all of that AGAIN!

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      • My husband runs…..constantly! I never could nor can imagine doing it. But I know it’s not easy. Races such as the marathon take stamina and determination that serves well in life. More power to you.x

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  3. Well done! Its a great achievement and you deserve that great medal!! And you can show Lyra that you can still walk!! 😊 Xxx

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  4. words4jp says:

    Congrats!! I knew you could do it;). Now rest!

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  5. Fantastic! Been wondering how you got on. Well done. Have a well earned rest!

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  6. inktuition says:

    Hey, huge congratulations. What you have achieved is AWEsome!

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  7. Otrazhenie says:

    Congratulations! Very cute photo. 🙂

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  8. Louise Allan says:

    Congratulations! That’s a huge achievement!

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  9. Congratulations, Pooky! My sister ran the Twin Cities Marathon many years ago and how proud she was and we all were when she finished. Such a great accomplishment.

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    • PookyH says:

      Thank you – I think the achievement of which I’m most proud is raising £3000 for Beat, the eating disorders charity I’m a trustee of (I’m recovered so it’s very close to my heart). Did you go to cheer your sister on? I got cuddles from hubby and my 4 year old girls at mile 19 which was wonderful.

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      • I was there with my husband and my 3 month old son in the September of 1998. My mom and dad were there too. We followed her for parts of the route and drove to stopping places along the way. The baby got cranky about all the stopping, but we were there at the finish line when she crossed. She went through a lot to get to that point. Lisa got Celiac Disease when she was about 2. She wasn’t diagnosed until age 9 after the doc said she had “Failure to Thrive.” When she got treatment she was finally hungry and unhappy about the foods she couldn’t have. She was overweight for several years and she took up running when she got her eating under control and got fit. She came farther than 26.2 miles! 🙂

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      • PookyH says:

        Wow! that must have made it all the more amazing, well done to your sister and what a special day x

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS!! What a lot of training you must have done!

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  11. charlypriest says:

    That was a lot of “moments” in the poem. Nice poem as always.

    Hey, I don´t believe you completed the marathon, if that´s you on the photo you look like you´ve just walked out of your house to go to some fancy restaurant. No sweat at all, no face in pain, you seam as fresh as water.

    P.S. Are you wearing pink bunny ears?

    P.S number two. You are more weird than I am(wink)

    P:S number three. O.k, congrat´s Pooky!

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    • PookyH says:

      Ha ha! Yes I wore pink bunny ears the whole way around to make myself easier to spot amongst the 36 500 people taking part…

      If you’d seen me yesterday you’d have believed I took part, I could barely put one foot in front of the other or string a sentence together!

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  12. Wow Pooky, so well done, I knew you’d do it. I can’t imagine how you must feel, well yes in a way I do, totally exhausted, but you must be so proud of yourself for achieving your goal. Well done. I feel proud of your efforts.

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    • PookyH says:

      Thank you, it’s only just sinking in really. It was the most amazing day. But never again!

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      • I can understand that. I had a mate who ran a marathon once who used to say he had to deal with his body at the half way mark screaming at him to quit and for being the worlds biggest idiot for trying to finish, but he did and like you he vowed never again…

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      • PookyH says:

        I felt surprisingly okay at the halfway mark, until I realised I was ONLY halfway. Found myself thinking I should have signed up for a half 😉 It took me half an hour longer to do the second half than the first half!

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      • I bet, so long as you were still vertical at the end and those previous fears of crawling didn’t eventuate.

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  13. wbdeejay says:

    The poem is great and could be for many situations beyond your pictured one. Well done you! Justifiably proud. I’m in awe of your effort and determination (running and poetry). 😉

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