On Sunday I ran the Great North Run. The largest half marathon in the world with a record number of 57,000 runners expected to take part. I can not find the exact numbers that attempted the run in the end but it seems to have reduced to 43,000 according to the news. Let me tell you … Continue reading The Great North Run
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!
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!
What a busy week it has been. I started my new job at the girls school in the kitchen. Its just 2hrs a day but in the middle of the school day so I have had to juggle training and house chores with work and kids. Getting up for the school run and getting the … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 11 listening to my body!!
I seem to have hit a wall this last couple of weeks. Well since we returned from the Lake district really! After having a not so good week on the running front last week and ending it feeling a little disappointed with how things had gone I had hoped for a better week. However it … Continue reading Royal Parks Half marathon Training: Week 9 getting through the bad times!