On being pushy and knowing when to back off

We visited Newark junior parkrun a lot of the summer. It’s brilliant fun and Rose enjoyed taking part. However, the last couple of times we visited, she completed it more under sufferance than enjoyment. This is nothing to do with the awesome team at Newark and more to do with just being four years old. With being in Estonia, then Brighton, then hen do, then meetings, and then the small matter of an election campaign, we haven’t made it back there in many weeks. However, Rose had started asking if we could go because she… View Post

Down time with books

It’s been quiet around here; despite my ankle injury which is still preventing me from running, I have been insanely busy. Luckily Thursday will be the final frantic day in a frantic 6 weeks. I plan to spend Friday sleeping. At the moment, I don’t want to say too much about what I have been doing, but needless to say it’s been a manic few weeks. I’m not sleeping enough. I’m not eating properly. I am so exhausted come the evenings, my brain has turned to mush. Last week my husband asked me a question… View Post

London Marathon Ballot Rejection Truth

Updated 30th October 2018 Runners worldwide know run what happens each year in May. The London Marathon ballot opens, we all throw our names into a hat and we wait. And wait. And wait. At the end of September / early October, some of us will be rewarded for our patience with a place into the Holy Grail of marathons. Most of us will be left being bitter on social media, or pretending that we didn’t want to do it anyway. For those of you who are interested in stats, Dan put a post together… View Post

It’s oh so quiet…

Kudos to those of you who get the 90s shout out in the post title. Yes, it has been quiet around here recently. Lots to say, but a little bit of writers block. It’s also hard to blog about running when you’re not running. Not because I don’t want to run, you understand. I’m really missing it at the moment, but my ankle is still not in a fit state to run, or really do much at all. It was back in July that I had the accident. Now it’s October and it’s not looking… View Post

Do you prioritise sleep enough?

Post in collaboration with TEMPURĀ® I LOVE sleeping. It’s strange, as when we are young, we want to stay up late, we pull all nighters and an early night is basically the worst thing in the world. Nowadays, I long for an early night and I seem to have a never-ending list of stuff that I need to do. Of course, what happens is that I get caught in a never-ending cycle of being too tired to achieve what I need to do, stay up to do it, don’t get it done, wake up tired,… View Post