The plan was to be sitting here, cup of peppermint tea in hand, merrily typing away to tell you how I’d hit my sub-50 10k target a couple of weeks ago. The cup of tea is here. The typing is not so merry. Have you tried typing with your wrist in a splint? (Another bike… Continue reading Sub-50 or bust.
Guilt. Oh the guilt. Parenting is full of it. Am I working too much? Am I not working enough? Is he watching too much TV? Why wasn’t I more patient with him today? One of my biggest – and most legit – sources of parental guilt though is that I’ve yet to take my four-year… Continue reading Parental guilt – the swimming edition
I promise that I’m going to start blogging on the regular again. I have so much i want to write about – namely a couple of big upcoming races (big to me, rather than in distance. Although 10k does feel like a bloody long way when you’re 6k deep and dying on your arse), and a new-found… Continue reading A promise and a review
I’ve been a bad blogger lately. I hope you can forgive me. See, I’ve got a new role at work which involves writing and blogging (yay!) but that does mean that the motivation for writing and blogging in my spare time has waned somewhat. Never fear though, I am back on it and back in… Continue reading Food and me
You know the fried egg emoji? Two of those, side-by-side – those are my boobs. Flat as a pancake. Always have been. Except for three days post-partum when my milk came in and ‘ohmygod what are these giant boulders on my chest that are burning like the sun’. It – they – used to REALLY… Continue reading My small boobs and me.
Two vlogs for you today – both reviews of kit I was very kindly sent to try out. The first is of the Karkoa Sports bag… And the second is of Oofos… Enjoy!
I’ve been consciously trying to gain weight for a couple of years now – I’m naturally slim and find it hard to keep weight on (yes yes, woe is me) and want to be bigger and physically stronger. I was a little worried about marathon training as I assumed it would undo all of the hard… Continue reading How marathon training changed my body.
There is a London Marathon post coming, I promise. I know the two of you who have asked about it are keen to read it. My account of the race is being published in runABC (available nationwide. Plug plug.) so I’ll be posting a follow-up blog post about my thoughts and feelings of the day… Continue reading My running self-esteem
I’ve gone and done another Vlog. This time, about my last long run before the London Marathon & some final thoughts one week before the big day. Enjoy!
One week into taper. One week until the London Marathon. Here’s what my mind looks like. “I feel AMAZING. I’m going to ace this marathon. Lemme at it. I’m too over-confident; I’m going to embarrass myself. Will blue Rock Tape be overkill with my blue vest? Please don’t be a hot day. The Rock Tape… Continue reading Inside the mind of a tapering runner.