Post-Pregnancy 10k to Marathon Challenge

Remember back in 2010 when I set myself the challenge of running the marathon, I was a non-runner and I hadn’t even completed a 5k. Undeterred, I completed the Brighton Marathon in 2011. Yesterday, I went out for my first run in 9 months. Look, there’s even a picture for proof! Admittedly, you’ll have to just take my word that I didn’t just dress up, but how many people would admit to just running half a mile? Exactly. In my defence, I have spent a lot of time being pregnant, on crutches and recovering from… View Post

What I think when running

I’m slightly addicted to Buzzfeed and I came across a pretty funny article titled “75 Thoughts Every Runner Has While Out For A Run“. I am not as funny, but I decided to share my version… On going past a white van “I don’t want to run past a white van. White van men are rude gits. Please don’t shout anything, please don’t shout anything. Oh, piss off.” On viewing a white van “Quick, divert!” On running past a cute dog “Aw, I want to stop and pet the dog. But I’m running! But it’s… View Post

Competition – Aldi Running Gear – On Sale April 3…

I love a good bargain and Aldi supermarkets are launching their range of running gear which goes on sale April 3rd – yes, that’s tomorrow! Bright, cheerful and functional, the range is also very competitively priced with jackets available for just £15.99, shorts for £5.99 and trousers for £9.99, amongst many other items. A fantastic range of accessories will also be available, including Bluetooth Headphones for just £29.99. Aldi kindly sent me some items to review, including this rather stylish running gilet, available for £12.99. I love the colour purple and it really is a… View Post

April Issue of Om Yoga Magazine

Get running fit with yoga Om Yoga have kindly provided me with an online subscription to their magazine and I finally managed to find some time between Rose’s screaming to sit down and read it. There is a lot of interesting information in there. If you know me well, you’ll know that I am a bit of a yoga-phobe. I find it utterly stressful and am completely incapable of bending my body. Except the bridge. For some reason, I can still do a bridge. However, now that I am no longer pregnant and my body… View Post

Should faster runners refrain from wearing race …

I ran the Folkestone Half Marathon in 2011 with Jog Blog, Travelling Hopefully, Iliketocount, Jimmy and Helen 1. All being at different abilities, we all finished at different times with Iliketocount being miles out in front, not very closely followed by Jimmy. I was the next one home, about a mile behind Jimmy and I was struggling. It was hot, I was dehydrated, my foot hurt and I felt like I was going to fall over at any given moment. Coming up to the finishing straight, I was greeted by Jimmy who had started to… View Post