The time arrived for me to run my half marathon and I can't really believe that it has been and gone and that I completed it. What an incredible experience! On Sunday afternoon I took part in The Fare Challenge half marathon running up and around the hill of fare, near Aberdeen, Scotland. It was… Continue reading Did I dream that?
I started my training blog with a countdown to the 'big day' and I am ending with one too. The weekend of my half marathon has arrived and there is officially no more I can do to help, except of course, fueling properly, remembering to pack my trail shoes and not doing anything stupid. I… Continue reading 1 day, 16 hours, 51 minutes and 5 seconds
(My daughter reading from a joke book) "What do you get when you lie under a cow? A pat on the head" These cows were witnessing my first run on the outskirts of Belfast. I went to visit family with my children and since the half marathon is only 5 weeks away it was essential… Continue reading First time travelling with running shoes
I felt like I was in a running slump for the past few weeks from a combination of being very busy and then even busier, however I think I can say that I am moving past that. I am used to experiencing creative blocks where my brain simply won't co-ordinate itself to find a direction… Continue reading 62 days
It is now June and it has been a while since my last post. This has been due to being really busy and experiencing a running slump. I am still running as often as I can but the enthusiasm to challenge myself and keep pushing is lacking. I have been particularly busy for the past… Continue reading Somewhere in the middle
One of the best things about living in Scotland and trying to get outside more often for running is always having incredible scenery a short distance away. At the weekend I was near Perth (20 minutes drive away) and even though it was threatening rain, it was still incredible to have a view of the… Continue reading Find a hill and run
Not that I am concerned about how quickly time is passing or anything but it is 107 days until my half marathon. That's just about 15 weeks. It has already been about a month since I signed up and that has flown by! I would say that I have learned quite a lot about myself… Continue reading 107 days, 16 hours, 19 minutes and 23 seconds
I am still running without music! This is not good. My ipod refuses to turn on and I thought I had solved the issue by purchasing a new phone with all the jazzy abilities that one could want. I spent a lot of time researching online and making mental notes of 'that would be cool'… Continue reading It’s May already?
I am having running issues. To be more precise, I'm having where to put things and what to take out with me issues. I have spent a considerable amount of time this week googling armbands, running wallets, pouches, waist bags, bum bags, running pockets and anything that might lead me to a storage solution. If… Continue reading I need more pockets
Last week was the first week of my children's school spring break which meant that I had little opportunity to follow a routine for running. I got to the gym on Tuesday and used the treadmill and swimming pool. That was quite a straightforward visit and a bit rushed. I really like my gym, the… Continue reading A run in a million