We have just returned from a holiday in The Lake District in an area not to far from Scafell Pike. Our holiday took us on so many beautiful walks and it was so lovely to get away and be somewhere we all love to be... out in the countryside. We are townies wanting to live … Continue reading Beautiful walks in the Lake District Part 2… Eskdale and its valleys.
Training back at home! After spending a week in the Lake District training and climbing Scafell Pike! As well as lots of other amazing walks coming home has had its moments. Like everyone I always get major holiday blues following any holiday but this one has really been amazing. I wanted to get out and run and walk … Continue reading Royal parks half marathon training: Week 7 back to reality
One man, his wife, 2 children, a grandad and his dog! In the weeks leading up to our holiday we had been preparing for the biggest challenge we have ever set our girls and Cookie. We had a dream to climb Scafell Pike the tallest mountain in England and one of the 3 most well … Continue reading The Lake District Part 1… The Barkers take on Scafell Pike!
Training in the Lakes! What a week to spend training for a half marathon. Usually when I go away I would struggle to get up and get going but I had none of that. In fact with heavy rain being my alarm clock most mornings I was awake by 4.30 waiting around for morning to … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon training: Week 6 in the Lake District
I have been running for several years now and I have always classed myself as an amateur. This is because I have always focused on surviving a race and the distance rather than speed but they both have the benefit of giving you personal achievements. I remember running my first 10k race when I had … Continue reading What I have learnt about running! So far…
The end of week 5 has arrived... I now have just 10 weeks until the big day. This week has been a positive one. Apart from the need to dodge the rain I have felt really confident out there on my feet. I haven't made any grand PB's but I have managed to increase the … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 5 training with the girls!
Well the end of week 4 has arrived and I have ended it with a sickness bug... which meant I wasn't able to complete my long run and my weekly mileage has taken a knock. But it has still remained a positive week as I have been able to shout out about the successes of … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 4 celebrating the girls successes
Week 3 has been a positive week in my training. I had to move my originally planned schedule around planned at the end of Week 2, because I wasn't going to be able to do the planned 10k race. All was not lost though because I'd got myself in the zone to get a 10k PB I … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon training: Week 3 full of PB’s
Summer is almost upon us and for the first time since my kids started school I will be having the whole of the summer holidays off with them. No school holiday clubs/work for the 3 of us and I am literally so excited and beaming with as much excitement as they are. I do see … Continue reading Planning for a healthier Summer!
Well my training hasn't gone off to the best of starts. The week started with a run on Monday which I blogged about in last weeks Royal Parks Half marathon training: Week 1 Day 1! I then planned my second training run for the Wednesday. I then did a strength workout Thursday, rest day Friday and … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon training: Week 1 recap!