Two marathons in six days

Things I had no eyed deer about before training for a marathon:
I would become an expert on wine fraud and exploding corpses
It is as much psychology as fitness
Your feet can grow a shoe size in your 40s
I would learn so much about my body
That my knees and hips could feel like they have rusted
That I would hear a bus driver actively encourage everyone to use the toilet on the vehicle
The great comraderie in running
I would bump into someone I worked with 8 years ago in the UK half way through a marathon