Licked it, got the T shirt!

Oh, my! Well that’s one to tick off the bucket list, for sure… I set off for Greenwich Park at about 8:30, to find a sea of people also heading for the red start area.  I don’t know why I was surprised; with almost 40,000 runners, it was never going to be short of traffic!…

Nearly there…

Two sleeps.  Or two not-a-lot-of-sleeps.  We’re heading down to Greenwich tomorrow to pick up my race number and spend the night pretty much as close as we can to the start line. I am nervous.  Actually, probably more nervous than I was before Brighton.  I know I’m hurt, and I don’t know how it’s going…

Long time coming…

On Sunday, it’ll be 8 weeks till the marathon and one week until Warwick Half.  This is my ‘de-load’ week.  I’m scaling back the amount of running this week, to allow my legs to rest and consolidate all they’ve learnt over the past few weeks. Last week, I was mostly in Lincoln.  Which meant I…

This year, I’m running for…

It’s been an important week.  Back in 2012, the UK signed the Istanbul Convention, on preventing violence against women and girls, and tackling domestic violence.  But we have never ratified it.  On Thursday, a bill ratifying it received a second reading in the House of Commons and an almost unanimous vote (all bar two) passed…

Starting over

My place in the London Marathon was confirmed, this week.  I will be fundraising for a fabulous charity, and I’ll upload details when I’ve sorted them out and started my fundraising page.  It’s a charity which supports families suffering from domestic abuse.  A cause very close to my heart, and I’m delighted to be running…

Listening to the brag of my heart

Many reasons why this post is so entitled…  It’s about confidence; it’s about survival; it’s about I am, I am, I am. At the end of last year, I was reading the Run Mummy Run Facebook group, where people were discussing their annual stats.  And I wondered – I genuinely did – how they knew….

starting blocks

Well, it’s been a largely lazy time since I last wrote anything here.  I’ve been running without a programme which, as I think I’ve mentioned before, isn’t my best plan.  Still, with no events to train for, and my mojo declining as a result, I’m pretty pleased I’ve been running at all! I’ve managed a…