London Marathon 2015 – done!

After what felt like forever the big day had come. With the best intentions I got my head down at 9 the night before, but I couldn’t sleep, I came back downstairs after an hour of trying for some cereal and then headed back. I was just dropping of before our youngest boy…

The Final Countdown

It’s hard to believe that six months ago the London Marathon magazine arrived at my house telling me I had got a place. I was thrilled, and very lucky, getting in at the second time of asking. I hadn’t fully recovered from my ACL injury and wasn’t actually running cry much, not that…

I’m still going!

Despite not having time to write about it, I am still training, it’s not all been plain sailing, I’ve had a chest infection to overcome which has really knocked my ability to get my breathing right but it is getting better at least. I’ve stuck to my plan like I promised myself, this…

The Christmas ‘Run’ in

As Christmas approaches so do those cold, cold mornings. Thankfully I much prefer running in colder conditions than warmer ones so I really have no excuse. I had a blip in my training as my shin just became too painful to run on so I stopped and spent time in the gym cross…

Training Update – Week 4

So, I’m 4 weeks in to my training for the London Marathon. Since I last posted I stopped running as I had pain in my shin so decided to cut back and do some cross training on the Elliptical trainer, it’s boring as hell but I at least kept active. Time got the…

2 weeks in

The second week of my Marathon adventure is over, and I’m feeling a lot more positive than the first week. My first run was on Monday afternoon, it was a wet and miserable day but I was really in the mood for running, I set out across the river to turn on to…