This weekend was the Viking 100. 100 miles of running for those who dare! Adam signed up around 6 months ago and has been working steadily towards it since then, completing ultra-marathons, double ultra-marathons and overnight runs in preparation. I, on the other hand, have been faffing about with occasional races, and even more occasional […]Read more "Viking 100 / Pacer Challenge – Marathon #2"
At the beginning of this year I planned to complete one half marathons every month in 2017. I started off well, with seven runs run by the first week of July. And then I sprained my ankle. August’s planned run was on the 1st, so that was moved to the 13th with hope that I […]Read more "Best Laid Plans"
I am now back at work after my four month sabbatical. I thought I would mind and have a real problem with returning, but I have reflected on what I have achieved while off, and have some plans going forward, so it’s not too bad. Achievements: Try new things – singing in public, stand up […]Read more "Reflections"
(Written months ago, but finally posted!) The plan was for the team to travel to the Cotswolds, attempt to cover 100 miles in the 24 hours given (maybe using the extra hour available too if needed), and have a good old laugh/chill out in the process. This had been in the diary for months; it […]Read more "Cotswold 24 Relay – my first DNS"
This was my first event with Phoenix Running. Adam ran his second ever marathon with them back in November 2015 and enjoyed it (I think) – I supported as per usual, walking along the Thames Path keeping warm in the cold. My second visit to this venue was very different! I needed a half marathon […]Read more "Black Phoenix"
This was the third time I have run Harvel5 – a beautifully set 5 mile run out of a little village, into a country park and back again. Last year it was only a week after my first marathon, so I was slow and steady and just got it done. The highlight of last years […]Read more "Harvel5 2017"
I am now at the end of week three of my 19 week sabbatical. So what have I achieved so far? Completed Booked a holiday with Adam and my Mum (Rhodes in only a couple of weeks) A few household-y tidying – clearing the cellar, changing the kitchen door handles Lunches with friends/my Dad – […]Read more "Sabbatical Update: Weeks 1-3"