I’ve never been shy about how ‘bad’ I am at running. I was beaten early on in my running at a half marathon by a person dressed as The Stig. I’ve been lapped by a person dressed as a chicken at a 10k. I’ve had a woman in a 15 foot tall inflatable dinosaur costume... Continue Reading →
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 →
When searching for a generic image of senior runners (or retired runners, or pensioner runners) I found out that a legit Google search exists in the auto-fill for over-40 running blogs. And I realised, this is (most of the time) an over-40 running blog. ... Sigh. I've been missing again, having promised I would write... Continue Reading →
Here's my pre-London Marathon pep talk. Short, sweet, and includes people dressed as beer for comedic purposes.
So I'm onto tapering and put in 12 miles today on the Oxford canals. Also, no famous people on the course today. Especially no John Barrowman. A girl can dream...
There is a distinct mental difference between "running" and "completing" mileage. Here's how to change the way you see your training.
I had a crummy run. This is how I resolved to not let it stop me. (With a bit of help from Mother Nature.)
So for all of you out there that are really concerned, I thought I would share some of my winter running fashion with you. It's horrific, I promise.
I have commenced the 'official' portion of my marathon training which, like all dedicated runners, involves feeling totally out of sorts and unsure of what I am doing.