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…

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…