Time for a bit of Parkrun PB chasing

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Parkrun PB, the last time was the 12th November to be precise, just before Marathon training really started.  There was a time when every week was a PB but that was at the beginning, now they’re harder to achieve and need me to really go out…

Going back to my roots…

As you know I started running in a January 2016 after downloading the couch 2 5 k app and never looked back as it became an integral part of my psyche and who I am, a woman who runs, a runner! Tonight my fabulous running mate and I helped the new members of the Weardale…

“Suck it up, buttercup”

Or my new favourite running mantra when it all feels a little too hard and I just want to go home, curl up with a good book and hibernate! Today started as one of those runs, we had checked the weather forecast last night and knew we had a 3 hour window to crack out…

Elemental runs (or how to enjoy getting out in the pouring rain)

It looks like Doris has struck and, hopefully, she won’t be as disgruntled with us as the weather bods fear which means there was one of two options this morning: Turn the 4:30am alarm off, look outside, see the pouring rain and crawl back into bed (it is half-term after all) Hit snooze on the…

And I thought Id lost this!

I really need to figure out WordPress, I somehow managed to save this post from last week rather than publish it, so thought I’d share it with you all! It’s 8:10am on a Sunday morning, rugby had been called off and I’m sat in bed reading a book and writing my blog (love a good…

It’s been a while!

Well… it’s been a wee while since I posted, so here’s an update!Marathon training continues a pace! The long, slow runs are becoming longer and longer, Sunday saw me break the 16 mile barrier, re-discover my glutes and successfully beat a little mental demon.  There’s definitely a “finding dory” moment at the end of a…

In praise of your toenails!

After Sunday’s fabulous 13.3 off road miles the 2nd toe on my right foot is now a lovely purpley colour! Apparently, you can’t call yourself a proper marathon runner unless you’ve lost a nail or two, I always assumed this meant after the big event not during the lead up, yet here I am sitting…

Wednesday musings…

After a fun Flyers session that I made by the skin of my teeth and quick Flyers meeting in the pub (Diet Coke for this early bird) it’s been a slightly less hectic evening, in part down to the fact that a little preparation at silly o’clock this morning meant the slow cooker had cooked…

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…