That time I ran a half-marathon with no training…

Back in July 2019, I signed up for the Vitality Big Half in London.  Convinced that, by March 2020, I’d be a size 10 and capable of running half-marathons in my sleep.  Of course, when the event did come along, I was the same size as when I signed up and the furthest I’d run/walked…

A proper pain in the …..

Whilst I can’t claim to have given up the Christmas cake or the salted peanuts quite yet, I have done rather well at keeping up with my running training over the Christmas period, something I am rather proud about.  Therefore, it is with much wailing and gnashing of teeth that I have to admit that…

Keep on running …..

It’s fair to say that my half marathon training is going a little better than my attempts to lose my holiday weight gain! I’ve reached week 3 of the Couch 2 5k plan and I am now running 3 minutes at a time, interspersed with lots of walking breaks.  In fact, I’ve reached the stage…

Half-marathon training and the dreaded post holiday weigh-in!

Last week on holiday I made some really positive decisions, such as signing up for a half-marathon which I’ll run in the Spring of 2020, but I also made some less positive (negative?!) decisions, such as to mainline wine and chips and mushy peas!  This week has been about the consequences of these decisions, namely…

Running update

I’ve not written a blog since the 4th of July but, for once, this isn’t because I’ve been off plan but because I’ve been pretty busy and for the past two weeks I’ve been on my hols. Running I am still sticking to my training plan and am now up to 7 miles, with an…

My running week – 18th to 24th June

Well it’s been a while since I’ve had a full week’s running to report on, but last week I achieved it … yippee. My plan required me to run 3 times (2 miles/2 miles and 3 miles) and I did indeed achieve this mileage.  However, it wasn’t as smooth as all that as I didn’t…

My running – May & June 2018

My running blogs have dwindled over the past few weeks because my running has also dwindled somewhat.  In fact, in May I only ran 3 times and in June (so far) I’ve only run twice (although both times were this week so I’m on a very small ‘roll’ at the moment!). As mentioned before in…

My running week – 23rd April to 29th April

This week I achieved that rarest of things for me – three runs in one week! Now that I have reduced my mileage to just three miles I am finding things much more manageable, my legs don’t ache after the runs and I don’t have the running munchies afterwards.  I have also started running with…

My running week – 26th March to 1st April

The best laid schemes of mice and men ….. I signed off my last running blog with hopes of running 3 times last week, needless to say this didn’t happen.  The weather, the Easter Bank Holiday and my own laziness conspired against me and I only actually managed 1 of my planned runs.  Oops.  However,…

My running week – 19th to 25th March

This week I’ve had a really nice, pressure free, running week.  I’ve concentrated on shorter distances and after one run of just 2.65 miles my legs wanted more when I got home, I guess as a result of the long runs I have been doing, this is definitely a new experience for me! I only…