A great little find!

I’m in Burton on Trent visiting my parents. I’m 10 days off my last run due to excruciating pains in my legs / hips and in desperation I’ve googled physio / sports massage, and totally struck gold! I parked up at PhysioForm for my massage and had a great consultation with Alison. I hadn’t realised…

Running is free…right?

How cheap is it to become a serious runner?

Marathon in May

It has just occured to me on my night of blog, blog blogging, that I’ve never actually talked about what started me on this journey. How I went from someone who sporadically dusts off their trainers, to someone who finds it much easier to get off their arse and go for a run. I’ve always…

Advanced a little ambitious?

Just three weeks ago I embarked on Nike + Advanced Half Marathon coaching. I was bouyant about my BHF Marathon in May success and when I looked at the other two options of Beginner and Intermediate, they felt that I wasn’t pushing myself enough. Advanced it must be. Week one I nailed it. I did…

Taking a ‘Portu-pause’

I knew I was going to be away on holiday for the ‘week 2’ of my advanced half marathon training plan on Nike +. In my optimisitic moments I could see myself legging it up the coastal path, on my planned 10km round trip, a family holiday not getting in the way of my training….

Cut short / caught short

OMG…just when i was doing really well, gathering speed, going in for longer runs…i get hit by the need to poo about 2.5miles in to EVERY run. Each time i weigh up the options Do a Paula. NO! I could NEVER do this…but what are the other choices? Schedule in a regular stop at the…

The -‘s of Nike+

I LOVE Nike+ I’ve been loyal to it for the past 305 runs /  4 years and it shows a chequered past of slow runs, short runs, successful running phases and some lovely little badges that occassionally I try to beat. However, this week it has managed to ‘plus’ me off twice. #1 Apple Watch…

Day 1 of many…not just my legs that are running

Today was day 1 of my ‘advanced’ half marathon plan on #nikeplus. I figured go hard or go home. And how hard can it actually be? With a 3m run ahead of me, I struggled through the first km and then finished in half decent time for a plodder. 32.30min for 3.39miles. I wonder if…