I’ve never really liked Paris. I don’t know why. It’s always seemed a bit grey. Rewind to early November last year. Lucy, a great friend of mine, didn’t make it into the London marathon but had secured her place for Paris. We started just running for run and that’s when the seed was planted. MaybeContinue reading “Paris – you were great!”
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This marathon training lark…
So, on 14 April, I will be in Paris, running the Paris marathon! I hate Paris! So, why am I running a marathon and in Paris? My friend, Lucy – it’s all her fault! Lucy wanted to run a marathon – I started to run with her before her training plan started (coached by meContinue reading “This marathon training lark…”
What a year…
As I sit here and try to reflect on the year, a year that seems to have flown by so quickly, it’s been a whirlwind year with many great bits! Have I achieved anything – is life about constantly achieving things – pushing yourself to try new things and to challenge yourself? It’s a questionContinue reading “What a year…”
Changing my mindset for running
I used to love running – I have completed plenty of marathons, half marathons, 10kms, 5kms. We didn’t have strava, we didn’t really have smartphones – I would plot my run and go run it and see how long it would take me. Nobody knew how far or fast I ran. How many hillsContinue reading “Changing my mindset for running”
Just a little bit out of my comfort zone…
It’s okay to be out of your comfort zone just a little bit… right? Miss V loves her job, loves teaching Kettlebells, Personal Training, triathlon (not so much the running bit though) but being self-employed I can’t sit still, I need to keep developing. Delivering what people want. I attended a weekend course mid OctoberContinue reading “Just a little bit out of my comfort zone…”
I didn’t cycle… should I feel guilty?
The weather forecast said today was going to be lovely – it turned out to be a beautiful warm autumnal day. I had planned to cycle this afternoon, my day was going to plan and there was time to get out and cycle. But I didn’t. I didn’t want to. Instead, I took Percy forContinue reading “I didn’t cycle… should I feel guilty?”
My trip down under….
I am back – back from representing Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships. This is going to be a very frank and open blog about my race… so grab a cuppa and settle down. We landed in Brisbane after a long flight, there were other athletes on the flight, all wearing their kit –Continue reading “My trip down under….”
This is it…
This time tomorrow, I will be sat comfortably on the plane with my noise cancelling headphones (thanks Lillian) with my super comfy superior travel comfort pillow (thank you Lucy) and my chocolate 🙂 The training is done – there’s nothing more I can do, but to get my head in the zone, get to theContinue reading “This is it…”
1 week to go – time to see what I can do!
Reading Triathlon – a triathlon run by triathletes – just the best! It’s my local triathlon run by my Triathlon Club – Tri20- it’s not my club, but I am a member 🙂 . It’s such a friendly club and they really know how to put on a great Triathlon! Today was the 35th ReadingContinue reading “1 week to go – time to see what I can do!”