This is the second attempt at this blog. I got halfway through the first and stopped because it didn't feel right. What is the aim of this piece? Why am I writing it? I am still not sure if I am to be honest. I wanted to write a review of the year, but I … Continue reading 2018, a year to remember
Learning the hard way: An adventure in the Peak District
This is the story of a little adventure. A solo run in the Peak District, on a random Tuesday in May. In a place I hadn’t thought about for many years until chief Cat Jana, (@trainersoverheals), put a post on FB saying that she would be leading a group around the Edale Skyline. I was … Continue reading Learning the hard way: An adventure in the Peak District
Wow, this has come round quick. It really feels crazy that I am going to be running my 2nd road marathon in just a month! Weirdly though, mentally, I know I have been training for this race since last June. Is that an odd thing to say? I don’t know, but it feels that way. … Continue reading 4 WEEKS!
TRAVELLING & TRAINING
It’s been an intense 8 weeks. In that time, I have been to Oslo, Melbourne, Prague, The South Downs and The Bahamas. I also started my Paris Marathon training plan with a new coach, saw my brother get married and celebrated Christmas with the family. So how does a training plan fit into all this? … Continue reading TRAVELLING & TRAINING
2018 and making my Mind up!
Before I started running I only really thought about Gillian and Poppy. Before Poppy I only really thought about Gillian and holidays, well traveling. Ok, that’s a little bit of a lie as food was also something that I thought about a lot. What I am trying to say here is I haven’t really ever … Continue reading 2018 and making my Mind up!
Face Your Fears
Ever since I can remember I have had a fear of heights. A dizzy and sometimes paralysing fear where even crossing a motorway bridge can be pretty scary. This is also linked to a fear of wind, the blowy weather type of wind! I often feel like I might be actually blown off my feet … Continue reading Face Your Fears
2017 what a year, and it’s not done yet!
What are goals? What are achievements? How often do you think about them? For me at the end of 2016, my only running based goals were a sub 4hr marathon in London and to raise as much money as possible for UNICEF. This I achieved, you can read about it here. I had a personal … Continue reading 2017 what a year, and it’s not done yet!
You can’t plan for everything!
In 2 days I will be running my 2nd marathon, it’s kind of a big deal to me. Today is our daughters 7th birthday, which of course is an even bigger deal. When she was born I hadn’t even contemplated running. In fact, I remember sitting outside the hospital smoking a cigarette trying to think … Continue reading You can’t plan for everything!
Changing your mindset!
Changing your mindset is something I hadn’t really ever thought about until I was 29. Life was a roller coaster of fun, travelling, partying, eating, working etc. This was about to change though. What am I drinking? Sometime in the early 1990s. I think said to Gillian I would give up smoking before I hit … Continue reading Changing your mindset!
Wanting to run is one thing, being able to is another.
Wanting to run is one thing, being able to is another. I needed to learn from my mistakes. I didn’t want to mess my knee up again! This time I was going to do it right. This Photo was taken on my 40th birthday, weighing approx 14st. I hid it well! I had seen quite … Continue reading Wanting to run is one thing, being able to is another.