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JOGGING THE MEMORY

Running mum Claire Chamberlain is getting stuck into her marathon schedule… and all those old 26.2- mile training memories are flooding back

When it comes to both childbirth and marathon training, I appear to have uncovered a striking similarity. Obviously when it comes down to the nitty gritty, the two are nothing alike (one involves growing an actual person and then pushing this FULLY GROWN human out of your lady bits, while the other involves running a very long way). And while I wouldn’t dare suggest the two are equal in the pain stakes (30 hours of labour; enough said), both smart a bit.

But here is where the two experiences are alike: for some weird, crazy reason, your brain forgets. The hours of pain, exhaustion and fear are simply wiped out – *puff* – in a cloud of smoke. I mean, how? HOW do you just FORGET something like that?

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