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February 1, 2017 10:55 pm

As I’m writing this post it’s 1 February 2017. I can’t believe that January has flown by so quickly.  It probably is true that the older you get the quicker time seems to pass. And, I am getting old(er), like everyone else, I suppose. Next month I will be 34... View Post

Mid-2016 review

August 5, 2016 3:33 pm

It’s August already and we are speeding towards the end of 2016! Where have the last 7 months gone? It’s crazy that we are closer to 2017 than the start of 2016!  As we are past the half way mark, it’s a perfect time to recap on 2016 so far: ... View Post

Seville marathon re-cap

February 23, 2016 12:00 pm

Marathon number 5 is done! It wasn’t pretty & it certainly wasn’t easy. In fact, it was very painful; it took everything I had & the encouragement of my best friend Lida for me not to quit the race. Thank you so much Lida!  We started really well, going strong... View Post

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