As I made my way to Paddington on Friday morning I wondered if I had seriously lost my mind. I was making my way to Cardiff for the weekend to take part in what would be my third big race in as many weeks. I was exhausted. Physically and mentally. The train was delayed, but…

I love running in Central London, and I don’t even mind running in the cold (or rain) so I was excited about having Cancer Research’s Winter Run as my first race of 2016 in my diary…HOWEVER….I didn’t actually do much training in preparation. Well I did lots of cross training, just very few runs…even to…

Five weeks ago I met 3 ladies who had never run before, not only had they never run, they were absolutely terrified that they would make fools of themselves on national TV and disprove my theory that anyone can learn to run if they really want to. Yesterday those 3 ladies lined up in the…

I am incredibly lucky where I live, that there are loads of interesting running routes to choose from to suit my mood. I’m right on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, have a network of canals and towpaths when I need a longer run, great local parks and I can always jump on…

There is no doubt that the weather has changed here in the UK, so yesterday morning as I got ready for my long Sunday run I chose my running kit carefully so as not to be caught out by the deceptive Autumn sunshine. There is nothing worse than letting the elements ruin what could have…

Rain, rain go away come again another day. That is the song I found myself singing to my daughter over this bank holiday weekend as the weather put a stop to some of the fun activities we had planned. There’s one thing for me to head out into the rain for hours on end but…

So if you remember a few posts back I told you all about the process of going for GAIT analysis and Sweatshop sorting me out with a pair of shiny new running shoes in exchange for a review of the process. Well I decided to break the blog post up into two parts because the…

Whoever said there is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing choices was wrong. This morning was definitely filled with bad weather. The alarm went off at 7.45 but I needn’t of bothered setting it as Rose had me up at 40 minute intervals through the night anyway. There lies excuse no 1…

When I say fast, I mean anything more sprightly than a jog, but wait…I don’t like the term “jogging” so what am I trying to say? I didn’t actually want to run tonight. I haven’t been out for a run since last week Wednesday because of bad knee and childcare issues, so I should have…

When I tell people that I run, and in particular that I run long distances they often say, “wow…what do you think about for all that time?” because for me your talking over an hour for 10k, close to 3 hours for a half and just under 6 for a full marathon – and that…

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