The decidedly teenage diary of a decidedly middle-aged woman

  • Filter
Jane Dorrian

Aineejay

Blog started:

The decidedly teenage diary of a decidedly middle-aged woman

So. Apparently I'm running the London Marathon. I'm already trying to blank bits of that information out so thought it would be wise to keep some kind of record, just in case I ever get caught out like this again.

Blog Statistics

11Blog Posts
3Followers
37Comments

Pain

So. They say pride goes before a fall- I didn't fall but I did hit a wall. Not literally (I do have previous for doing that though, world class clumsiness) but last week's half marathon PB made me think I was better than I was. The week before it I had ...

Talking

So. The Plan said I needed to race a half marathon this week and helpfully the City of Newport decided to arrange one for me (at last my 'I AM Queen of the World' memo seems to be getting through!!). I rocked up on Sunday morning, having hydrated, carbe...

Remember

So. I'm back. From outer space. I just walked in to find you here- you get the idea!! I'd like to say that I've been away for so long because Jamie Roberts realised that I was what's missing from his life (if you're not a rugby fan you'll have to Google...

Efficiency

So. It's become very apparent that marathon training takes up A LOT of time. I can't decide whether I am actually running more than previously, or whether the fact that it's all written down in The Plan just makes it seem more but I am having to be orga...

Light

So. Apparently I didn't survive the Beacons unscathed after all, from Sunday night to Tuesday I was completely snotty and sweaty (that's probably called snetty nowadays  by the cool kidz- I'm not a fan of mashed up words though, makes everyone sound lik...

Money.

So. I survived Brecon, and so did my students- no one cried, or broke aything, or fell in the canal, or asked for their mum which is a top result. I used to take my Year 5 children there when I taught in primary schools and the only difference between t...

Space

So. Looking through The Plan it has become apparent that I forgot to take into account/completely blanked out the fact that it gets dark earlier in the winter. This is significant- I don't run in the dark because of what I call my Casualty/Crimewatch cr...

Time

So. I am all over this training malarkey- have done two days, no problem so def have broken the back of it I reckon. In fact, I went above and beyond today- The Plan (note the capital letters, it's v. important) has got me running for set amounts of tim...

Weather

So. Day 1 of the training plan. It rained. Yes, I know it's October and rain is the norm, I know I live in south Wales and so am not usually running along palm fringed, sun dappled beaches, I know I'm not made of sugar and rain won't hurt me, but still....

Colours

So. Just back from my first mararthon training food shop. There hasn't been so much green in the fridge since that time I left some stilton uncovered in there while I was away for a fortnight over Christmas. In fact the whole fridge is very colourful, a...

Numbers

So. In 182 days I will run 26.2 miles. I've asked if I could do 0.14 of a mile every day until then but no, apparently you have to do it all in one go. I also will be raising £2,500 - and am genuinely unsure about which of those numbers i'm most overwhe...