When I was a kid, Sony introduced a range of electronics called the “My First” range. They were basically simpler versions of things like a Walkman. For those that are too young to understand… these things had something called a cassette tape in, the cassette tape played music. The buttons were big, the colours were… Continue reading My First Ultra
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
My 2nd road marathon is done. I was aiming for just under 3 hours 30 mins and I really wanted that time, but I couldn’t get there. I finished with a new PB of 3hrs 38mins and 43 seconds. I am reasonably happy but this race like many has a bigger story because this was… Continue reading Paris or Bust
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!
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
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!
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