My last post opened with the fact that although I had won one race in my time, it certainly didn’t happen on the regular. And then I won another race. Oops. I mean, not that it was an accident. I wanted to win. I tried to win. I would have been disappointed if I hadn’t… Continue reading Winning things and pride
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?
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.
The Sunday just gone. A mile from the end of a 19 mile run. On the verge of stopping and curling up in a nearby garden. S Club 7’s ‘Don’t Stop Movin’’ starts playing. Not an exhaustion-induced figment of my imagination, but a randomly well-timed track on my ‘Number ones of the 90’s’ playlist. I… Continue reading London Marathon: an update & goals.
Finally. Finally. I had subconsciously been waiting for this moment. The moment I believed that I could actually run this marathon. I suppose it’s logical that it came as my mileage increased, but I wasn’t expecting it. I went into this week’s long run with a relaxed mindset – which was in stark contrast to the… Continue reading A breakthrough
If there’s one thing that marathon training has taught me it’s that you can’t neglect the basics – fuelling & hydration. I’ve always vaguely known that fuelling and recovery aren’t my biggest strengths, but if there’s one thing that’s going to bring it home to you it’s finishing a 16 mile training run and not… Continue reading Fuelling my way to the marathon start line.
I’m never not going to be one of those people who doesn’t make a big fuss of their birthday. Direct quote from a colleague this week – “I’ve never known somebody get as excited about their birthday as you do. Except kids.” As somebody recovering from depression I’m gonna take my happiness where I can… Continue reading Happy Returns & Happy Things
It’s only 10 weeks away for a start. And I definitely do not feel like a marathon runner at the moment. I know there’s another 10 weeks of training to go – and I do feel much fitter now than I did 10 weeks ago – but I just can’t imagine feeling marathon ready in… Continue reading My worries about the marathon.
Before I got really serious about the running thing, I was pretty much all about the strength training thing. Determined to be something other than The Skinny One, I’ve been trying to build muscle and ‘tone up’ for a few years now, and it still forms the bulk of my training – albeit more running specific… Continue reading Bikes and Biceps.