I can’t believe it’s been almost three weeks since I ran the Brighton Vitality half marathon. It seems like a distant memory, and I admit to being a bit lazy since then. The week immediately following the run, I completed no exercise whatsoever and forced myself to relax, which rarely happens; I’m not one for… Continue reading Resting, race calendar and FOOD
I took part in my first ever half marathon in October 2015, the Royal Parks half in London, and absolutely loved it (you can read my full write-up HERE). In January 2016 I unexpectedly won a place in the Brighton Vitality half marathon thanks to a Facebook competition, and could only hope that the event… Continue reading Brighton Vitality half marathon race review
Only a few days to go until I participate in my next half marathon, the Brighton Vitality, on Sunday 28 Feb! I have my race outfit planned and a physio session booked in for the day before, to get one final stretch and then strapped up with K-tape. My fridge is full of pasta parcels… Continue reading Race preparation and BOUNTS
On 4th January I accidently stumbled across a post on Facebook from Vitality UK, offering a chance to win a place for you and a friend in February’s Brighton half marathon. In a rush and not expecting to be considered in the slightest, I jotted down the first honest thing which came into my head… Continue reading Awesome competition win and NEW SHOES!
I mentioned in a previous post that, personally, I like New Year’s Resolutions. When is it ever a bad idea to have realistic and achievable goals and targets? I didn’t have a set resolution as such for 2016, but I did want to feel healthier, fitter and run more half marathons. I invested in a… Continue reading ‘New Year, New Me!’
So, following my first ever half marathon at the Royal Parks event in October, where I realised that 13.1miles isn’t as challenging or as tough as I’d first envisaged, I’m now in the frame of mind where the thought of travelling all over the UK to attend 10K events isn't the best use of time.… Continue reading New Year, new goals!
2015 event reviews A brief round-up of all events I took part in during 2015! London Winter Run 10K Sunday 1 February 2015 It’s super hard to find a good 10K event at this time of year, especially one of this size, and the winter theme sounded fun and unique, so I jumped at the… Continue reading 2015 event reviews
On Sunday 11 October 2015, I took part in the London Royal Parks half marathon after being successful in the ballot entry. I’ve taken part in walking half marathons previously, but have never had the courage to actually run one. I’ve been completing regular 10Ks for the past few years and had fallen into a… Continue reading My first half marathon
From what I’ve witnessed, the running community is a strong, supportive one; we look out for each other and we understand each other. On Sunday, runner David Colley, 58, from Hull, died during the Great North Run half marathon. He collapsed during the last mile. David had competed in a number of Great North Runs… Continue reading A moment for David Colley
Olly Murs’s song ‘Wrapped Up’ is stuck in my head, with the lyrics changed to ‘Strapped Up’, as in: “You got me strapped up, around your le-eg!” I’m adorned in Kinesiology Tape again, although this time it’s blue, not my favourite pink. This stuff is amazing and stays on for ages, despite daily showers, and… Continue reading You got me strapped up!
In a previous blog post (‘Medal hangers and bib displays’) I mentioned that I’d fallen in love with a gorgeous, but super pricey, medal hanger: https://www.medalhangers.com/view/350/Give-A-Girl-The-Right-Pair-Of-Shoes-and-She-Can-Conquer-The-World. I’d had my eye on it for a while, but it’s American, and with a $75 price tag and $45 shipping cost, I was hesitant. I researched this medal… Continue reading A present to myself
When I started running as an adult, I quickly realised that I enjoyed it and wanted to do more of it. I pushed myself to participate in running events, and it all became very addictive. As soon as I crossed a finish line and was handed a well-earned medal, I was desperate to repeat the… Continue reading 33 before 30!
I’ve gone completely overboard. Well, a bit. I’ve signed up to and have already completed some of the following races: Monday 12 January 2015, UK Run Chat Virtual 5K Thursday 22 January 2015, Spring Forward Virtual 5K Sunday 1 February 2015, London Winter Run 10K Tuesday 3 February 2015, UK Run Chat Virtual 5K 14… Continue reading The virtual run bug, and my 2015 race calendar
2014 event reviews A brief round-up of all events I took part in during 2014. Photos of the medals will be coming soon in a separate post as I’m having my whole collection photographed professionally: Sevenoaks Knole Park 10K Sunday 16 March 2014 My first race of 2014! I had torn my calf muscle at… Continue reading 2014 event reviews
Walk the Walk London Moonwalk - http://www.walkthewalk.org/Challenges/TheMoonWalkLondon The date has now been released for The Moonwalk London 2015! OK so this isn’t a running event, but I love long walks and the Moonwalk is such an incredible experience. I took part this year for the first time (review coming soon) and completed the full 26.2… Continue reading Exciting discoveries this week!