Finding Speed, Postpartum Running, Uncategorized

What next?

What do you do when you reach a goal? Or when something you have been working towards has been accomplished, or in the current climate, cancelled? At the beginning of the year, I, like many of you, thought I had my goals for this year mapped out. This goal, that race, these PBs. Bish bash… Continue reading What next?

Postpartum Running, Uncategorized

Postpartum Running Journey

It's been a while since I started my postpartum journey return to running. In fact it's been a while since I've written anything at all. Things went crazy busy during the latter stages of my pregnancy, life happened, blogging didn't seem to be a priority as such. Fast forward to Christmas and baby Harri Rees… Continue reading Postpartum Running Journey

Chicago Marathon Training, Running and Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Hello Baby Pear

Weeks  12 - 15. Hello Baby Pear. The last few weeks have flown by. I guess there is one thing that helps time pass quickly, and that's being busy. It's been pretty full on, with two 10k races at Porthcawl and London 10k, more days in the classroom for the sports massage course, a full… Continue reading Hello Baby Pear

Chicago Marathon Training, Running and Pregnancy, Uncategorized

It’s Crazy, Baby

I know, I know. It's been a while since I last blogged. And many a thing has changed. Following another lay off due to injury in April and May, I had decided to not go ahead with my planned Ultramarathons this year. After much discussion with friends, people who I trust, I decided to focus… Continue reading It’s Crazy, Baby

Manchester Marathon Training, Uncategorized

Manchester Marathon

Manchester marathon was memorable for so many reasons. I headed into marathon weekend full of doubts and questions following a less than perfect taper, of little running due to a niggle I have been babying for a few weeks. The weekend started on Friday with the ASICS UK Frontrunner meeting which was coinciding with the… Continue reading Manchester Marathon

Manchester Marathon Training, Uncategorized

Invisible Weight

Week 12 and the penultimate 'hard week' before taper, and didn't it kick my ass. I had put a lot of pressure on this week. The big 20 mile race was looming, and I was going to smash it. I was going to pace it wonderfully and would be filled with all the confidence heading… Continue reading Invisible Weight

Manchester Marathon Training, Uncategorized

Getting Over The Hump

The weeks seem to be flying right now, and it's another double catch up! Weeks 10 and 11 of Marathon training. Week 10 saw yet another attempt of a 20 miler, beautiful weather and the feeling of starting to fall apart in a bigger way. Queue a week of backing off any intensity, and banking… Continue reading Getting Over The Hump

Manchester Marathon Training, Uncategorized

All The Ps

Another week in the bank, one littered with errors. I'm hoping the bad dress rehearsal superstition also applies to marathon training. It does feel a little theatrical at times. However the beautiful, and unseasonal weather we are having right now has certainly helped take the edge of it. Week 9 Monday - 3.6 recovery miles… Continue reading All The Ps

Manchester Marathon Training, Uncategorized

Toddlers, Tantrums and Treadmills

Is it even called marathon training if you don't start to fall apart at the seams a little? No, I didn't think so. The last week of training has involved the spotty chicken pox toddler needing a week in confinement, unable to go to pre school (A whole week off before half term even starts)… Continue reading Toddlers, Tantrums and Treadmills