Race review: Herts 10k

Standing shivering on the start line of the Herts 10k on Sunday morning, horizontal rain battering my right ear drum, I did wonder if I had bitten off more than I could chew. It was five months and six days since I had my baby and I’d only decided to run the day before. With […]

Half marathon training progress

After a two-week period of very little exercise – I managed only a couple of gym sessions¬† featuring the 5k challenge (I’m down to 26:47, which isn’t brilliant but is ok after being unwell) – it’s approaching decision-time on the Reading half marathon. I so desperately want to break two hours but with various bugs, […]

Janathon, day 15 – an enjoyable trot

Despite the windy conditions, I welcomed the run out on Saturday morning. Anything was better than more boring paperwork relating to my flat. I was actually prepared to do a six- or seven-miler in a bid to step up the half-marathon training, but then Phil suggested the run around the lakes, through town and home […]

Cold and wet runs

Three more runs completed this week around Lemsford, Brocket Hall estate and Welwyn Garden City. I can’t really say I’ve enjoyed them, but at least they’ve got us out away from B&Q self-assembly Hell and burnt off a few more Christmas calories. Monday’s was a six-miler, featuring fields, a farm, a long open stretch exposed […]

Boxing Day blast

Just catching up on the old blog, as it’s been a busy few days. I managed to get out on Boxing Day morning with my brother to burn off a few of the calories consumed in the preceding 36 hours. We were both resplendent in our spanking new white 1000-mile socks that Mum had put […]

Have you counted up your units?

I have. And even though I don’t drink Monday-Thursday as a rule, I still manage to regularly exceed the recommended alcohol allowance for women during the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s not that hard if you drink half a bottle of wine three nights running, plus the odd gin and tonic. :-/ Hmmm. […]

Juneathon – day 21 (Hampstead Midsummer 10k race review)

I’d previously ruled out doing the Hampstead Midsummer 10k, local to Phil, on the basis that it was a three-lap course around a residential area. I don’t much enjoy laps, especially ones that contain a massive big hill; and it seemed a shame to run around the roads when the Heath itself is gorgeously green […]