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
This year we decided to give growing our own fruit and veggies a go. We had some very successful results and some pretty poor results out of what we were attempting. Chris set about building us our trough to plant in. This was partly to protect it from being eaten by slugs but also our … Continue reading Home grown fruit and veggies
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!
So it feels like a long time since I put pen to paper fingers to keyboard. After the Royal Parks I found myself in a bit of a downward spiral and it didn’t seem to be just me feeling that way. Lots of my friends were feeling the same. Post race blues... They are real! It … Continue reading What happened next…
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!
This week has been pretty positive overall on the running front. With just 2 weeks to go it all finally feels like it is coming together and all the pieces of the puzzle are fitting together nicely. You can watch my vlog here... Mentally I do feel ready for race day but I think subconsciously I … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 13 on the up!!!
With less than 3 weeks until the big day I am reminding myself of some tips I have picked up over the years. What works for me won't work for everyone but maybe see what you think and adapt them to you personally! Fuel correctly During your training you should practice something that works for … Continue reading Race day tips!