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
Two weeks ago today was my Grandfather’s funeral. Every day that passes makes me feel further away from him. I don’t know why, but since the day he died (8th May) I’ve struggled to run. Every run has been a complete battle to lift my legs. I’ve not managed my three runs a week, I’ve … More Running uphill to 40 – what is the meaning of it all?
Following on from my rather depressing blog post yesterday, I had to share my triumph! I approached my treadmill this morning in trepidation with aching legs, glutes and calves. Would I even manage the 5km distance I’ve been able to so far? I was focused on trying to maintain my posture throughout the run. One … More Running uphill to 40 – Small steps
The past three weeks have been incredibly frustrating. Every time I run, pain in my knee/knees stops me after 30-35 minutes! Being a plodder, it means, at most, I’m managing 5km a run! … More Running uphill to 40 – the part where I cry!
Another month has past and I’m now into my 3rd month of my running challenge. I’ve had to change my running strategy. My hips and knees are not thanking me for trying to complete two long runs and one smaller run a week. … More Running up hill to 40 – part 6
I submitted my first virtual running race time/distance today – I still can quite believe it! I won’t see the medal for a while, as I have asked for it to go directly to my grandfather. You see, this race was raising money for British Heart Foundation. My grandfather came very close to losing his … More Running uphill to 40 – part 5
Happy New Year! I can honestly say at the beginning of 2014 I would never had thought I would have started running. In fact 2014 was a year of unexpected turns in my outlook of life. I’ve come to the conclusion, if I am going to make it to the New York marathon in 2018, … More Running uphill to 40 – part 3
It’s been just over two weeks since I publicly declared my marathon challenge. Since then I’ve turned 36… 36 years old. It was only in the week running up to my birthday I remembered how scared I was of this age. I remember vividly when I was in my late teens, observing a group of mummies … More Running uphill to 40 – part 2
Running – it’s a strange thing. Like marmite, you either love it or hate it. For me running has always been tainted by being so useless at it at school. I was the fat kid in my class who failed at anything to do with sport. I tell a lie, I was OK at Netball, but … More Running uphill to 40 – part 1