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
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
How rubbish have I been at updating my journey to running a marathon? You really don’t need to answer, I know it already – completely rubbish. My last running update was week 1 of my training back in June. June!!! Four months ago! Well I suppose I’ve saved you from my moanings and groanings along … More 25 days until New York Marathon
I’ve learnt something new about myself this week. I can get really upset (and even cry) because of a finish time in a race! I feel myself cringing just thinking about it, but to be fair to myself I need to examine this. Recently I have been doing well at Parkrun. My 5k PB time … More We have all the time in the world – unless you want a sub 60 10k
Well I made it around Silverstone Half marathon 9 days ago and I’m still alive. I have to say it was tough. I honestly cannot put my finger on why. It could have been the dramatic change in temperature. It could have been the lack of conversation. It could have been the fact I was … More Running uphill to 40 – headspace
I remember clearly the day I signed up to run the Oxford Half marathon. I had run one 7km race and was training for a 10km race, but had not run any further than 5 miles. Of course I put the question out to the world of Facebook. Some people said “It’s more than double … More My maranoia journey to thirteen point one miles
With only four weeks to go before I attempt my first ever half marathon, I am keen to work out how I am going to pace the race. Even though I lay on the bed this morning, wishing I could stay cuddled up with Keith and Little J, I managed to get out into the … More How wrong can GPS tracking be?
You may remember at the beginning of the year I took part in my first ever virtual race. It was a 5km race, which at the time I signed up, didn’t know how I was going to ever complete. Oh how far I have come! I signed up for a few more virtual races … More Loom to the Moon Virtual Runner
When I signed up for the Oxford Half Marathon, I honestly thought if I follow the plan, it won’t be too difficult. After all, I had followed the c25k app and the 10km plans. Although there were hard points, they were achieveable and recovery was 24 hours or less. Half marathon training is something different. I … More Running uphill to 40 – does it ever get easier?
With only one run left to do in June, I have reached the 300 mile mark today! So it got me thinking… Who would like to guess what my final mileage will be on 31st December 2015? In all honesty, I don’t have a clue what it will be. There are so many factors: injury, … More Guess my final mileage sweepstake to win two weeks hot tub hire.