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
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
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
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
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?
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?
If you have been following my blog for a while, you will already know I started a journey of facing my demons this year. I’ve not really understood what they are or how to combat them until yesterday. I met up with a client turned very good friend to do some goal mapping. I am … More Guilty
Life has been such a manic, emotional jumble lately, I haven’t had a clear space in my head to update my progress. Since Grandad died, I have found it so difficult to run. My legs and feet have felt like dead weights and my times have dropped off. That was until I discovered ChiRunning. Someone … More Running uphill to 40 – half way through 500 mile challenge!