The downside of volunteering in a school …

I finished my shift at the school on Thursday afternoon feeling quite pleased with myself.  It was my second visit to the school and for some of the children the novelty (of me) had worn off and instead of trying to get my attention by behaving wonderfully they were more interested in testing my boundaries…

Keep on running …..

It’s fair to say that my half marathon training is going a little better than my attempts to lose my holiday weight gain! I’ve reached week 3 of the Couch 2 5k plan and I am now running 3 minutes at a time, interspersed with lots of walking breaks.  In fact, I’ve reached the stage…

Half-marathon training and the dreaded post holiday weigh-in!

Last week on holiday I made some really positive decisions, such as signing up for a half-marathon which I’ll run in the Spring of 2020, but I also made some less positive (negative?!) decisions, such as to mainline wine and chips and mushy peas!  This week has been about the consequences of these decisions, namely…

From Vegan Junk Food Junkie to Half-Marathoner?

In years gone by I was a bit of a runner.  In fact, between 2009 and 2014 I ran countless 5k’s, eleven 10k’s, nine half-marathons and even a duathlon.  I never quite reached the holy grail of 10 minute miles (which seemed to be what to aim for to be respected by my running chums)…

Small steps, big results?

Since I stopped working I’ve noticed that my daily step count has plummeted.  I used to regularly clock up 12,000 steps a day, now I struggle to do 6,000 (and that includes giving the whippets their daily walk)!  Pretty amazing considering I had a desk job, but I guess all those walks to the coffee…

Re:cycling

If life is full of contrasts then nothing illustrates this more than the amount of exercise I did before the Bank Holiday and that I did after.  As they say, I have gone from “hero to zero”. It all started with an upsetting doctors appointment on Tuesday morning.  Totally out of nowhere (well obviously not…

Couch to 5k and our Bank Holiday ‘adventures’

It’s fair to say that my running has dropped off since last year.  In fact, I had just started some rudimentary training for a spring half marathon in December 2018 when I found out I was pregnant and dropped the strenuous exercise, then alas the pregnancy wasn’t to be and so running was the last…

Running update

I’ve not written a blog since the 4th of July but, for once, this isn’t because I’ve been off plan but because I’ve been pretty busy and for the past two weeks I’ve been on my hols. Running I am still sticking to my training plan and am now up to 7 miles, with an…

My running week – 25th June to 1st July

Blimey I find it hard to motivate myself to run when it is so hot outside, but I find that having a training programme that I need to follow does help me to get the runs done. Last week we needed to do 2 miles, 2 miles and 4 miles and it all started well…

My running week – 18th to 24th June

Well it’s been a while since I’ve had a full week’s running to report on, but last week I achieved it … yippee. My plan required me to run 3 times (2 miles/2 miles and 3 miles) and I did indeed achieve this mileage.  However, it wasn’t as smooth as all that as I didn’t…