Anyone who has been participating in any running event in the past decade would know first hand that there are downsides to running events. The worst of these, in my opinion, is how you have to arrive a lot earlier than the race itself AND you might be waiting around for some time (especially if... Continue Reading →
1 million years ago (or 2005) I took up my first ever training plan to run the Disney Half Marathon (now the Walt Disney World Half Marathon as there are 1,000 races on offer at various Disney locations). Since then a few things have changed. I’ve gotten (slightly) older, had a kiddo, moved to a... Continue Reading →
A little more than ten years ago I gave up owning a car. Moving from a huge city - Houston, TX - to a city founded well before anyone thought roads need be more than a single track for you and your favourite oxen - Oxford - required a change of priorities. I started on... Continue Reading →
When I was little a birthday was a big deal. It was so big that I had managed, through some level of adorable child negotiation, to convince part of my family to not only sing "Happy Birthday" to the person whose birthday it actually was, but also to sing "Happy Birthday" to me. Each year... Continue Reading →
I can't believe I'm writing this but... I am missing all the preparation for the marathon. I'm missing the calculated mileage, the packing, the visualisation, the excitement. I'm finding myself upset that it's all over. And even though I know that technically it isn't, and that I should be enjoying my recovery period and thinking... Continue Reading →
I've taken up interval training as part of my marathon training. It's the worst. It's awful. So, yeah, I'm doing it.
Natalie is a sorceress who has taught me that that whole pole dancing thing? Yeah, it's really hard.
I have been burgled.Not just any kind of burgled, the enter your house while you are sleeping burgled.Yep, I am freaking out.It is weird what goes through your mind when you realise that something like this has happened. In my case it was, "Where is the rental car?" Followed by what could best be described... Continue Reading →