Seville Marathon week

February 17, 2016 1:54 pm

I am excited and nervous at the same time – it’s marathon week! Last year this time I was recovering from my second marathon in lovely Naples! On Sunday 21 February I will be running my fifth marathon & first race of 2016 in sunny Seville. It’s forecast to be... View Post

Here, fishy fishy

February 8, 2016 11:36 pm

Monday 8 February 2016, day 1 of week 9 I have taken the plunge and signed up for my first triathlon. It will be at the now sold out Crystal Palace Triathlon on 15 May. Only 97 days, two marathons and three half marathons away! I had initially penciled in... View Post

Time out

January 31, 2016 6:53 pm

Sunday 31 January, day 7 of week 8 It’s been very quiet on the training front this week – I have had to take some unplanned time out from training. I have not done any training since last Sunday when I ran 11km on the treadmill (and managed a new... View Post


January 22, 2016 5:01 pm

Friday 22 January 2016, day 5 of week 7 I can’t believe it’s more than two weeks since my last blog post. Sorry! I have been really busy and training is eating up a lot of my free time. Most evenings I am getting home quite late and only have... View Post

New PB and scaling back

January 6, 2016 9:21 pm

How is the first week of 2016 going for you? How are your resolutions coming on? New 5km PB  I have to admit that before I discovered parkrun I had never really concentrated on improving my 5km time. It has always been about endurance, rather than speed. So I have... View Post

Happy New Year! How was 2015 for you?

December 31, 2015 5:13 pm

It’s New Year’s Eve; the weather was beautiful today – it was crisp, sunny with a slight breeze. It’s far too warm for this time of year. I spent the morning walking on the Heath and reflecting: on 2015; what I have learnt; what is important to me; my goals... View Post

Swimming is a big thing earthlings do

December 28, 2015 7:30 pm

Monday 28 December 2015 – day 1, week 4 of triathlon training Merry Christmas! I hope you have had a great time with your family and friends, eating lots of food and generally being lazy! I too have taken it a bit easy over the last few days. I have... View Post

I woke up like this: in a strange mood

December 19, 2015 3:00 pm

Happy weekend everyone! Saturday, day 6 of week 3 of triathlon training, I am not long home from a short but eventful cycle ride. I woke up feeling a bit “bleurgh” today, unable to control my inner dialogue questioning my training (“you are just training for a few marathons with some... View Post

Road runners ‘r’ us

December 13, 2015 10:36 pm

Good evening! Its Sunday evening, day 7 of week 2 of triathlon training, and I am blogging from under a warm blanket on my couch. It rather cold this evening and I have been indulging in comfort foods. At least my training will balance out some of the chocolate, apple pies and... View Post

Goggles ready!

December 8, 2015 12:04 am

Monday 7 December 2015 – day 1 of week 2 My plan to go to my usual spin class on Friday morning at 7am and to run a couple of km on the treadmill immediately afterwards was scuppered by a faulty train which meant I missed the class. What a waste... View Post