It has been a very busy month and very full on with training for the MK marathon. The start of the miles ramping up into unknown territory. I've enjoyed it. So far it has all gone rather smoothly. It's the first time I've properly followed a plan all the way through. Usually I'd avoid the … Continue reading March races and marathon training
In May I will be taking on my first full marathon and the fear is setting in as the longer runs are approaching. So far the furthest I have ran is 15 miles which I did last year in November as part of my training for the St Neots half marathon. After spending most of … Continue reading How I hope to prevent the boredom of marathon training
The January blues are real aren't they? How many of you find January a really tough month. I do for many reasons. So this January I decided to try and help those blues by taking part in Run every day January... RED. An event set up by the charity Mind to get everyone out exercising … Continue reading RED January
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a new year filled with more memories and achievements like I am. Like every year I like to set a few goals to achieve for the year rather than a New Years resolution that I won't keep. Last year I still … Continue reading Goal setting for 2018
Last year I did a 12 days of Christmas Challenge and filmed some workouts for you to join in with. I thought it would be fun to go back there and try them again and reliving those videos through December in my quest to keep fit and earn my Christmas dinner. I plan to run at … Continue reading Earn that Christmas dinner
So it's taken me a while to finally have the time to blog about my final race for 2017! It's a race I have done annually now for the last 3 years. I have debated writing this at all because I don't want those of you reading it thinking I am after sympathy or like … Continue reading St Neots half marathon… the love story
I have been running for years and have always felt like I should be able to run further than the 13.1miles that is the distance of a half marathon or just to be able to run it far quicker. The constant comparing to other runners is a battle most of us deal with yet we … Continue reading Running the distance
I get asked a lot... I mean a lot if I lost all my weight from just running. Well I thought it was about time I put it down on paper why the answer is always no... I mean I'd happily chat away to you all for hours about it but I think you'd actually … Continue reading Why I will never lose weight from JUST running!
The weekend of the long awaited race had arrived and I was full of nerves and excitement. We were staying in Stratford and getting the tube to Hyde park early the next day. I didn't have the best nights sleep and woke up even more nervous. I made the decision that morning to swap my … Continue reading The highs of Royal Parks Half Marathon
The penultimate week before the race for training and its been a pretty boring one if I am honest. Not very many miles to report and this is the joys of tapering! Mental battle with tapering! I find tappering a little mentally frustrating because on one hand your in the swing of things and hopefully … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 14 tapering!