Four years ago I began my challenge to run a marathon in my 40th year. With all my heart, I thought it would take me that long to reach my goal. (If you are not aware, I ran my first marathon in 2016 and have gone on to run another two.). In those early days … More Running uphill to 40 -I’ve made it!
To the St Johns Ambulance Man who said to me “It’s a run not a walk” at Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, I would like to say a few words. Firstly thank you for being there on the side lines on Sunday to help my fellow runners when they needed assistance. From what I … More To the St John’s Ambulance Man at London Marathon 2018
In five days time I will be pounding the streets of London in my third and final marathon. This has been by far the worst run up to a marathon I’ve had. Training through the winter months has been really tough. I’ve suffered with asthma and as a result have done 98% of my training … More All is as it should be
Anyone who has known me for a while is aware of how big running is in my life. I have gone from someone who a few years ago would often comment “why would you run when you can drive?”, to not being able to stop running, even when I should really rest and let a … More 261 Fearless Club Bicester News
Yes I’ve probably been watching a bit too much Carrie Bradshaw recently. But maybe her mind dump column is not too far from my own way of coming to terms with issues in my life. I’m pretty sure Carrie would be with me on this: that no matter who you have a relationship with, at … More When is it the right time to say enough?
I know I’m not the only one who has spent the last few days reflecting on 2017 and whether they have achieved all they wanted to; nevertheless, I feel it’s my duty, OK therapy, to share my musings with you. I honestly can’t believe how quickly 2017 has gone. It doesn’t feel like 5 minutes … More Review of 2017
I’M RUNNING LONDON MARATHON!! Everyone who knows me knows, if I have got in on ballot, I would be raising funds for Blue Skye Thinking. But the powers that be have given me a wonderful opportunity to run for CCLG (Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group) and raise awareness for them too. On the day I accepted my … More I’m running Virgin London Marathon
#MeToo If you are on any form of social media, it is likely you will have seen people posting #MeToo as their status. It is a phrase which has left me completely split as to whether to partake. If you don’t know, it is a campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault and harassment, following … More #MeToo Campaign
A week has now passed since I completed Berlin marathon. I knew before getting to the start line it was going to be worlds apart from my horrific experience at New York marathon last year. It had to be. I kept telling myself “Nothing can be as bad a New York.” I’ve learned a great … More Berlin Marathon – what a difference 10 months can make
Last night I sat watching DIY SOS. Every one of the families who are helped by the team, have to face incredibly difficult and sad situations. The lady on the programme last night was a mum of 4 children with kidney disease. The changes the DIY SOS team made to her home, were, at least, … More SOS