Well that was fun!! Another 1/2 marathon complete., by @welshstacker


So, yes... I managed to finish the Cardiff half marathon! I actually rather enjoyed it.

Now I had already expected to finish much slower than I planned. This was because I promised to help a "friend" complete his 1st half.


And just to prove "my friend" existed, here we both are at the beginning of the race.

Let's not confuse this race with your average everyday jog. There was a few casualties along the wayside, and I hope they are alright.

Me, I did suffer my first half marathon injury:


Once you realise that's the inside of my t-shirt, and once you realise that that is blood, and once you realise where the blood came from!!! You'll understand I was in agony for the last 4 miles... The constant rubbing of the t-shirt caused friction and made my nipple bleed.

So has this put me off?? Oh heck NO!! sign me up to the next one


This years finisher medal and t-shirt are one of the best, glad I picked mine up. You'll probably see me out rinning in it later this week.


10.733 SBD







Wow! Very inspirational, congratulations!


Congrats on finishing!


Oh no, that injury!! Vaseline next time? Congratulations btw!


Congrats man. A marathon effort :)

Never heard of bleeding nipples though. Damn, that is some hard core chafing! You better get some better protection for those delicate man boobs next time.

EDIT : Apparently it's quite common and many runners put bandaids over their nipples. Who knew?


WOW, Great Job @welshstacker Blood and All !!!


Congratulations @welshstacker! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You published a post every day of the week

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!


Well done! I need to do more long races. I have to say I've never had any nipple issues. I've heard of runner's nipple, but the shirts I have don't seem to rub. Hope it heals quickly.