London Marathon 2019

It’s hard to put into words how much I enjoyed the VMLM (even though those who saw me in the latter stages of the marathon might think otherwise, so perhaps I will rephrase that and say that I enjoyed approx. 86% of VMLM). I don’t think I stopped smiling for the first 22 miles. I... Continue Reading →

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The 20-Mile Dread

This Sunday, I will be running the Thames 20; a paced 20-mile race along the River Thames. Although I have tackled the 20-mile beast previously (plus I took part in the Thames 20 last year), it still fills me with dread, uncertainty, apprehension and all the other bad things. This doesn’t make a lot of... Continue Reading →

January/Winter Gratitude

I have found January to be a very exciting yet overwhelming month, with starting a new job, marathon training, buying my first little flat (!!!), a variety of volunteering commitments, financial struggles (new flat = permanently in the -£ for the next 86 years), etc. Like many others, I have found myself counting down the... Continue Reading →

Balancing Marathon Training with Life

As week 4 of marathon training commences, thus the mileage steadily increases, now seems like the perfect time to talk about marathon training vs. life/work/family/social commitments etc. Here are four things that I implement, or at least try to implement, to help ease the maranoia. 1.Run EARLY This is stating the obvious, but it’s arguably... Continue Reading →

Am I a “loud woman?”

A couple of weeks ago I read an article* about "loud women" (whatever that means) and immediately felt compelled to write about it. Whilst I wouldn’t necessarily class myself as a "loud woman’" and obviously this is a ridiculous phrase, there were many aspects of this article that resonated with me and I wanted to... Continue Reading →

Running While Female

I have SO MUCH to say on this topic (even more so than usual), therefore I’m going to publish 2 separate posts on a later date which will explore the following: Cross Country (in line with recent discussions around gender inequality in XC running) Running in a group This post will focus solely on my... Continue Reading →

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