Why am I doing this?

August 30, 2011


  My dad’s favourite flower – a true Yorkshireman! This is a serious question I’ve asked myself a million times in the last few months running up to the Great North Run. And this weekend, I realised what the answer was. I’ve been so busy with wedding plans, work, netball and wedding-related things, that I […]

Posted in: Realisation

Back to running

August 8, 2011


Hello there. Remember me? Yep, I ran for the first time in four weeks today. A very short and sweet two miles. And it brought it home just how much work I’ll have to do to get myself up to speed for the Great North Run. Four weeks ago, I was running two 10ks a […]

Posted in: Realisation

With a little help from my friends

June 16, 2011


Today was my first run for about six weeks. I ran four miles with a friend, who forced me into it after he signed up for the Great North Run and found a training programme via Nike+ to get him ready in 12 weeks. So it looks like I’m coming along for the ride. Or the […]

Posted in: Getting motivated

Long time no type

May 26, 2011


Hi. Remember me? I know it’s been a while, and for that I apologise. But I’m pleased to say that my lack of ‘being around’ isn’t because I haven’t done anything. I think it’s been more than two weeks since my last post, and I really need to get back into the swing of things. Posting, […]

Posted in: improvement

Definitely not a sprint finish

May 8, 2011


 This morning I woke up to the realisation that I haven’t been running for nearly two weeks. And this morning was the Sheffield Half Marathon event. So it was a good job I hadn’t signed up for that. But it did bring it home to me that I have signed up for the Great North Run, […]

Posted in: Realisation

Royally late…

April 29, 2011


The Royal Wedding – in upholstery! Today, millions of people around the world have watched as Prince William married Kate Middleton. For many, it was one of those historic moments that we experience very few times in our lives. I watched the whole thing – glued to the television. I was so excited to see the dress, and […]

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10 is the magic number!

April 17, 2011


 There are just 154 days to go until the Great North Run. That’s 22 weeks. Less than 6 months. The thought was beginning to scare me. Especially after just one gym session last week. So this weekend I wanted to try a 10km run. I haven’t done anywhere near that distance since last year’s Great […]

Posted in: Running outside