London stands tall…

Where do I begin? We are three days removed from London Marathon 2023, and the whole experience still feels rather surreal.

The first thing that comes to mind is the support. The streets were teemed with friendly encouraging faces. At every corner, and on every road. The sound of cheers still ringing in my ears. The words 'Keep Smilinggg' as I found it hard to hold back the tears. Banners held aloft. Children with their outstretched arms and palms inviting high fives. It's hard to recall a time when I've ever felt more alive.

When times were good, smiles were shared. When times were hard, their encouraging words provided strength knowing they cared.

At times I lost myself in these moments. In awe. In this wondrous city. The people. Faith in humanity restored.

No amount of words can articulate just how the togetherness of London made me feel on Sunday. The collective spirit and energy was the sunshine and blue skies that the day lacked. No amount of rain could dampen that electric atmosphere.

London well and truly showed up and delivered.

Steps 👣 + Smiles 🤗

Keep #Smilinggg 💛

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