Where to start?

Today I kinda ran a half marathon. Tonight, I don’t even want a Gin. There’s the context for this blog. Firstly, the good stuff. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Your words of support and encouragement over the last few months, since I started this crazy-ass idea, this morning before my first official half marathon […]

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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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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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Giving Back Is The Least I Can Do

At this very moment in three weeks time I, along with nine other magnificent people, will be boarding a flight to Kampala in Uganda to volunteer with the charity Retrak. Retrak reaches out to the children who have been forgotten by their communities, children who have no one else to turn to. Their work and […]

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I jumped. Why?

On 30th July 2016, Live Your Life Day, I was launched out of a plane at 15,000ft, facing my fears of planes and heights, all to raise money and awareness for Team Margot and Retrak Charity. Firstly, I need to explain what Live Your Life Day is all about. On the weekend over 30th July, […]

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