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
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!
When I started running I knew nothing. I was learning about myself and my body every run and every race. Even on training runs I would push myself most of the time, then I would push myself more in the races. During London Marathon training I learned to run at some different paces, not brilliantly … Continue reading Some runs are to be raced, some races are to be run
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!
For a while now I have wanted to write a blog about my London Marathon experience but didn’t want to do a “Race report”. It was such a special race in so many ways that I felt something else was needed to cover this subject. Then the other day while I was out running … Continue reading What is a marathon?
I had never really contemplated when I would run my first race. I didn’t even think about what it would be like or where it would be. Then, on a regular work day late in June 2015 my friend and colleague Ruth told me that someone from the office team had to pull out of … Continue reading The First Race
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!
Here is my race report for the Great North Run. I will get back to my running journey shortly but wanted to put this into words while I can still remember it all. I was born in 1974 so am a child of the late 70s and mostly the 80s but you don’t remember those … Continue reading The Great North Run experience
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.