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I’ve been at home all day. Mum took me into work but I was practically crawling along the pavement and I was holding my leg up as I couldn’t put any weight on it, so she took me home to rest. After calling me a pirate.

We went to the park yesterday and had a lovely time. It was so sunny, our first proper sunny weekend this year. I was chasing my ball for 2 hours, and it was a half hour walk to the park, so I really had a lot of exercise. And a lot of fun. Too much of both, really. Mum says I look like I’ve run a Marathon, as I’m moving so slowly. I feel like I’ve run a Marathon. So I stayed in mum’s bed all day and snuggled up in her duvet.

zzzzz……

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We went to see the London Marathon, in Greenwich. There were so many runners – 40,000 of them! Can you see them all behind me? There were six real Maasai warriors running too, it was the first time they had left their homeland. They were trying to raise $120,000 for a project: a well in their drought-ravaged village in Tanzania, and were running in shoes made from car tyres and not drinking any water whilst running. Wow.

There are lots of different ways we can help Africa – click here to see a great post on different ways you can help.

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We went to the start line of the race. Mum was hoping Ian wasn’t too nervous. He ran for the National Deaf Children’ Society (he completed it in a very respectable 4 hours 17 minutes and 40 seconds – well done Ian!). Can you see the big TV screen the runners have got. I wonder if it will show Dog Borstal?

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They had lots of colourful hot air balloons which really brightened the dark skies, there were lots of grey could so we knew it would probably rain later …

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So why is there an ice cream van at the start line? Do people want ice creams before they run?

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Nearby was a pretty lake. I think I’ll run around that – that’ll be MY marathon this year!

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