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
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…..
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
My training for New York Marathon is starting two weeks later than I would have liked. Keith was working away during half term and Little J was poorly so my 11 mile run was put on hold. The following week, I developed a chest infection. Never in my life before have I had a chest … More New York Marathon Training Week 1
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
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