Accidental Half Marathon

I am currently helping to coach a friend of mine to run a half marathon in a few months time, and it reminded me of my first half marathon and how I didn't train for it... Going back to when I first joined the Lytchett Manor Striders running club, and I had signed up for … Continue reading Accidental Half Marathon

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Get out of your head and into your heart – that’s where the magic is

I realised this weekend that I have been hanging out in my head A LOT and this has lead to me making excuses around my running and in particular my goal races. (This will NOT be news to certain people, but hey I am sometimes slow to catch on) Thinking back, the last race that … Continue reading Get out of your head and into your heart – that’s where the magic is

I refuse to have a bad day!

Today didn't start off that great. I haven't run since the weekend because I had some tenderness in my right achilles and I wanted to rest it. I had planned to meet a friend this morning for a hilly trail hike but when I woke up it was still sore and I had to take … Continue reading I refuse to have a bad day!

Gone clubbing

After finishing my first 5k I felt a little deflated as I had nothing now to work towards, so a friend suggested I join a local running club, the Lytchett Manor Striders. http://www.lytchettmanorstriders.org I was pretty nervous the first time as I arrived at the pub carpark where everyone met after work. I had been worried … Continue reading Gone clubbing

No way I am not a runner! – My journey from couch to 5k

A lot of people ask me - what prompted a self confessed non-runner to suddenly take up running in her mid thirties? After leaving school twenty years previously and vowing NEVER to run again, what happened to change my mind?? I was working for a large gym chain in the UK at the time as … Continue reading No way I am not a runner! – My journey from couch to 5k