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!
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
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
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
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.
I can’t believe four weeks ago today I was running through the streets of New York. The time has flown by. Lots of people have asked me what it was like. Normally I would jump at the chance of writing all my thoughts down and helping other runners, but for some reason I’ve struggled to … More New York Marathon through the eyes of a slower runner
I have a love hate relationship with my curiosity. I love the fact it has get up and go and wants to find things out, but other times I just wish it would be quiet and let me be. It was my curiosity to wonder whether I actually have it in me to run a marathon, … More I wonder…..