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
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
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
You may remember at the beginning of the year I took part in my first ever virtual race. It was a 5km race, which at the time I signed up, didn’t know how I was going to ever complete. Oh how far I have come! I signed up for a few more virtual races … More Loom to the Moon Virtual Runner
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?
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!
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?
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