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Did I dream that?

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?

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1 day, 16 hours, 51 minutes and 5 seconds

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

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First time travelling with running shoes

(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

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Somewhere in the middle

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

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Find a hill and run

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

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107 days, 16 hours, 19 minutes and 23 seconds

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

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I need more pockets

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