As the title suggests, I’ve been a bit AWOL on the old blogging and indeed serious running for a short while! But I’m back and throwing myself in with gusto. No more monkeying around It’s been a busy few months, what with starting my own business, joining a local drama society, sorting out my mental … More Getting back in the swing
And so the wanderer returns! By seeing this you might be tricked into thinking that I’ve been somewhere exciting, exotic or extraordinary when in fact, I just feel off the radar. Truth is? I wandered off the training path and stumbled upon the yellow brick road of strength training after hurting my knee. This meant … More The wonky wanderer returns!
Back in March, I wrote about being a spectator at the Bath Half Marathon and how it was different being on the other side of the tape. Due to injury, I was yet again a spectator for the Cardiff Half Marathon last weekend (which I was supposed to run) …and lasted about 30minutes. My little sister … More I’m not a good spectator…
I did the Gosport Half and got my PB but had a serious off day. This was a Half Marathon off-day that produced a pretty on-mazing result. It’s been a while coming & sorry for the delay! As I mentioned in my previous post, I was so nervous about running the Gosport Half and a huge … More Gels, Sweat, Tears & a 2hr 7min PB
WE DID IT!!!! And as you can see, we were all smiles! Race day morning I woke up to this view… … And knew we were onto a winning day. I was so nervous that the toast & smoothie didn’t settle for butterflies. We were at Maindy to meet the rest of the guys at … More 13.1miles = 13.1 BIG smiles!!
…Sunday running didn’t happen that fast. And it’s all down to that Portuguese Melon. As I’ve pre-mentioned, my episode with the foresaid fruit has left me feeling slightly melon-choly (apologies… Feel it needed to be done!) for a number of reasons: 1. I got poisoned by a melon…. Who gets poisoned by a melon? 2. … More Sunday Running had me a blast….
With running, comes an assumption that the person doing it will be quite elegant and look, well, like a runner. A lean, mean running machine. However, this is a stereotype that I not only had to get my head around but also completely annihilate. Meet me, the most unladylike, ungraceful runner ever. This is how … More These shoes were made for running.. but I wasn’t
…and then I’d be given a ticking off for not listening to the running coach? Considering the amount of aching that’s occurring in my little 5’6″ body right now, he may’ve had a point. After doing the 10k Memory Walk through Cardiff yesterday, I thought I would’ve had a serious lack of energy but weirdly, … More I would run 11 miles & I would run just 2 more…
My training took a bit of a nice turn today. Ideally, I should’ve been sat at home, resting, behaving myself before my big run tomorrow … But anyone who knows me knows that’s not how I roll. Alzheimer’s UK hold Memory a Walks across the country to raise money. It’s a 2k or 10k circuit … More A Walk to Remember
(It’s clear to see that Kate and I feel the same way about hill running… ) Hands up anybody who’s tackled a hill run who HASN’T immediately started to hum the Kate Bush classic ‘Running up that hill’? I thought as much. Well I say I’m a person who does.. Frequently.. All a bit odd. And I … More Kate Bush would’ve been proud