I’ve probably told this story a billion times but here we go again. Great North Run last year made me so ill even before the race started that I had a really really bad experience. It was such a struggle that I thought I’d never be able to run large races again. Then Run Disney […]
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I can tell you exactly when I knew I could run a half marathon. It was New Year’s Eve 2013 and I was running what was, at the time, my longest run. Just shy of 8 miles. Running 13.1 miles in one go had until this point seemed like a serious impossibility even though my […]
I’m off to Gravesend tomorrow for the 10in10. I seriously hate packing. I hate packing for 10 marathons even more but i thought it might be interesting to share the what i’m taking.
Tomorrow morning I will get up at 6:30, maybe 6:45 at a push. I’ll eat my porridge, drink my coffee and tea, have a banana and then get ready to go and run a marathon. I have the routine pretty much down now, so much so that it’s almost clockwork, because I’ve done exactly the […]
When I was young I was terrified of flying monkeys along with Miss Hannigan and the Nazis amongst a billion other things including probably my own shadow. So much so that I think my biggest fear was, and still is, fear itself. Just the thought of being scared terrifies me (all you have to do […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) over the last few weeks. Before getting sick I wasn’t a very positive person but I think my illness and running marathons has really changed my outlook on life. I didn’t realise how much this was true until just before my latest cruise. Holidays […]
Today I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people at Warrington Disability Partnership as part of my 52 marathons in 52 weeks challenge. When I decided to run the 52 in 52 I knew it would be a one off huge challenge for me. For some crazy people I know, running 26.2 miles […]