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
Before I say the word “NEVER”, I really should remind myself that for me it’s like setting myself a new challenge without wanting to. You may remember towards the end of last year my blog post on my experience of running 26.2 miles in New York… it wasn’t a very pretty post and I’m sure … More Running uphill to 40 – NEVER
Please excuse my quick succession of blog posts. In a way, this one does lead on from the last, in the fact it is to do with following a plan and setting a goal. Yesterday I attended my first ever Neal’s Yard meeting. Hosting the meeting was a lady called Elaine – one of Senior Ambassador in … More Running analogy for my Neal’s Yard business
If 2016 taught me anything, it most definitely was that life doesn’t always go to plan, but it’s still worth having one. I’m not even sure if I really had a plan for 2016. I know I wanted to run 1,000 miles, but with the ITB problem at the beginning of the year, it seemed … More Life doesn’t always go to plan, but it’s still worth having one.
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 am fully aware I am an all or nothing person. If I set my mind to do something, I will research it to death and do all I can to reach my goal. My challenge to run New York Marathon is no exception. I have driven myself mad trying to find the best marathon … More My Neal’s Yard Remedies Venture
Week three of my running streak started with my first long distance run since Reading half. A lovely 10 mile route with my brand new running bladder. I washed it out. Filled it up. Tested it and strapped it on – all was good. The sun was shining, the lambs were bleating and I was … More Running Streak – Weeks 3 & 4
Before you think I’m going to be running around naked scaring everyone, I will explain. A running streak is where you run every day, whatever distance you choose, but at least a mile – well at least that is the challenge I have set myself for 28 days. I’m so set on being able to … More My Running Streak – Week 1
Happy New Year! I cannot believe it’s almost 2 months since I last wrote. At this rate it will soon be Christmas again 🙂 Anyway, I thought I would update you as my 500 mile running challenge for Blue Skye Thinking finished on 31st December 2015. You may remember I smashed through the 500 mile … More ITB Pain Recovery & 500 Mile Update
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?