I rest, therefore I am

You’d be mistaken for thinking I always run, but as an inherently lazy lady I do love a good rest day and today is one of those lovely days. A trapped nerve in my neck has resulted in a less than satisfactorily functioning right arm and numb thumb, since the beginning of January I’ve used…

In praise of Parkrun

What do you do on a Saturday morning?! Have a lie-in, enjoy a nice coffee or cuppa, read a good book and relax before heading downstairs to make a tasty breakfast?! Sounds fun, but not as much fun as spending part of your morning trotting round a park with lots of like-minded individuals before retiring…

Wednesday night fun

Whilst I’m a fairly anti-social runner who enjoys running alone at peculiar, quiet times of the night and day, I love a Saturday Parkrun and absolutely love a Wednesday night when it’s a Weardale Flyers night. It’s my opportunity to be social, have a relaxed trot out with friends, catch up on the local gossip…

And the mileage ramps up…

After a relatively easy week the plan has moved into the “going further” phase and boy, am I “going further” or what?! Today the week started with a required 6.5 mile jaunt, just because it’s me and it’s Tuesday I squeezed in 6.8 miles.  Surprisingly , the legs felt fresh and if I hadn’t had…

So why run 26.2 miles?!

“Why not?” Is my first answer to that question, followed by “I fancied a wee trot out on 23rd April 2017” and quickly followed by “because I can and I couldn’t before”.   Are you sensing a theme here? Running the London marathon is something I always thought would be good to do, something to…

26.2 miles of fun?!

Why 26.2 miles of fun? Why not? Mainly because “Adventures in running”, “She who runs”, “Runventure” and “Rachel runs” weren’t available. 26.2 miles is 42.2km’s, the distance from home to Bishop Auckland and back, or (and most importantly) a marathon and not just any old marathon, it’s the main marathon, the big one, the London…