I’m fit. I mean, compared to the average Jo(e), I’m fit. I’d wager that most regular runners are. I can run up the stairs without getting out of breath. I can run around after my son without (much) trouble. I’d hope I could outrun any potential danger. I can bash out a sub-25 5k on demand,… Continue reading Fit and healthy?
If there’s a runner out there who doesn’t like buying new kit I’m yet to meet them. I genuinely once had to clear out some of my non-running clothes to make room for more kit. So when JD Williams got in touch to ask if I’d like to review some bits from their new sportswear… Continue reading JD Williams sports kit review
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
It’s 12 weeks until the London Marathon. 12 weeks. Twelve. That’s very not many at all. Gah. Anyway, I’m now halfway through my training plan – I had a 24 week plan – so thought it was a good time to take stock of how far I’ve come and scare myself silly about how far I’ve… Continue reading London Marathon training update
The long slow run; the Sunday long run; the oh-my-god-why-did-I-sign-up-for-a-marathon run – whatever you call it the long run is the most important part of marathon training. And I am not a fan. Give me a run-so-fast-you-puke 5k or track session any day – no guts, no glory and all that. But marathon training I am,… Continue reading Surviving the Long Run
Writing a 2017 goals post is a bit cliché-tastic, but I always try to write down my yearly aims and one of my goals for this year is to blog more, so, two birds one stone and all that. So, I guess I should start with the big one: Run a sub-4 hour marathon… Continue reading 2017 goals
‘Challenge’ (noun): something that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully. Running is full of challenges, right from the very first step; plucking up the courage to run outside for the first time, running your first mile without stopping, entering your first race, getting out to run when it’s cold and… Continue reading From fun runner to challenge runner.
Wow. I mean, just wow. What a weekend. The post-race, post-everything-else high is very very real and I need to capture it in words before I lose this feeling. Saturday. Saturday was parkrun day, as usual. But not so usually, I was in charge of the whole shebang at Linford Wood this week. I’d been… Continue reading A weekend to remember.
I’ve talked loads on here about the fact that I’m running a marathon next April, but what I haven’t really mentioned (on here yet anyway, you’ll already be bored to tears of me talking about it if you follow me on Twitter) is that I’m also planning to do a duathlon in January and… Continue reading On ridiculous goals
Compare and despair. Good phrase, that. Got my therapist to thank for that one. Over the past couple of years I’ve surrounded myself with people who share my love for sport and fitness, both on social media and more recently, in real life. And largely it’s great. I’ve got people to talk to who understand… Continue reading Compare and despair.