I need you now more than ever

In 9.5 hours time, I will cross the start line and begin the first of my 3 halfs and 1 full marathon of 2017. To be honest, I’m feeling very nervous. No, that doesn’t quite cut it. I am shitting myself. I don’t know why because I know I can now run the required distance, […]

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When ticking a box just isn’t good enough.

A week to go before the first instalment of this years Marathon Challenge begins. What have I learned about this running malarkey and myself this week? First up, let me acknowledge the good thing. I “ran” another 13.1 miles today and I even conquered the, officially titled, Radford Rd incline for the first time. It’s a […]

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How a little run became 13.1

I am super proud of me today. My planned little run of up to 5 miles, having not ran since last Sunday, turned into 13.1 miles. I’m still not sure how it happened or why, but it felt right so I went with it. Until 3 miles in. I am running the route for the […]

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Label me? I label myself.

Inspired by the very brilliant blog by Ruth Penfold on the train home tonight, I want to share with you my thoughts on labels. Not the kind in the back of your pants but the kind that are attached to people. Ruth said, in her blog entitled: THAT TIME WHEN I REALISED THAT I WEAR MY […]

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Eyes on #covhalf – 3 weeks to go

Today, I wanted to get “eyes on” and see the course for my first half marathon of the year, the Coventry Half Marathon. My initial plan was to run it and set a time. I picked up the first running belt I came across, one I haven’t used before by Kalenji Running, chucked in a […]

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Back in the saddle

On Tuesday 17th January, a scaffolding lorry took me out on the M5. I was travelling in lane 1, in the roadworks near Bromsgrove, at 50mph and the lorry was in lane 2. We were travelling at pretty much the same speed when he moved into lane 1. Errrm, HELLO….I am here! He clearly couldn’t […]

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When it feels right, do it.

I am about to take a leap, quite a massive one from my perspective, into an industry I don’t yet know. There has always been self-doubt, it will never go away, no matter how much I am assured, encouraged or supported. Doubt about me, my ability, my potential and my capacity to understand will always […]

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