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John Speirs shares his experience of running the Edinburgh Marathon for FMA UK

John Speirs completed Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday and raised over £550 for Fibromyalgia Action UK.  John told us about the physical pain he felt during and after the marathon and how he admires how his wife copes with fibromyalgia every day ‘’So it’s done. Edinburgh Marathon complete. It went great until mile 21 and from there on in it was leg cramp torture all the way to the end. I spent a lot of that time thinking about Fibromyalgia sufferers, especially my wife. It helped me to keep going when my body was waving a white flag of surrender and my head was questioning my sanity.

I should say though from a personal note that I ran really well and finished in 3hrs 8mins. Months of training clearly paid off. Once I was home my wife Lynn was chuckling when I was struggling to walk and had to shuffle down the stairs on my bottom. Welcome to my world was her exact words! We both had a good laugh at my expense......think Lynn was enjoying it more though. Family day out to the beach the next day to celebrate and relax. 15 minutes in the Irish Sea later and I was painless. Mainly because my body was in shock at the water temperature! Lynn won’t ever give up fighting. You shouldn’t either!’’

To donate visit John’s JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/john-speirs4



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