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
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 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…..
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 must be doing something wrong on Map My Run, as no matter how many times I save a route, it disappears by the time I want to use it. Then I noticed I could add my routes to my website – bingo! I’m sorry for not updating my progress and now isn’t really time … More Running Routes Around Fringford
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?
With half marathon training in full swing, my long runs are becoming exactly that – LONG – long, tiring and slow! So when I read a thread on the Run Mummy Run Facebook group about Beetroot Juice, I read it with interest. Most of the ladies who drink beetroot juice claim it does help them … More Beetroot Juice and running