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Jenny McCarthy

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Lawyer on the run...

i'm a busy lawyer and single mum embarking on my very first marathon - London 2013. This blog will record my experiences along the way. 

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What a day!!

Blimey - where do I start? First time marathon for me so I had no idea what to expect or what my body was capable of.  I decided that I'd take it slow and steady from the outset to give me the most chance of acheiving my most important goal - running al...

I'm doing the London marathon...

I've hardly slept and up earlier than thought I'd be.  The big day is finally here and I'm sooo ready!   The support I've been getting from family and friends - especially over the past couple of days - has blown me away. My real buzzers will be too bus...

The ultimate accolade...

My 9 year old daughter told me this morning that she's going to tell her whole class about me running the marathon in her "show and tell" time at school today. Bought a lump of pride in my throat!   I've let my precious vest out of my sight for her to t...

I have my number!!

I went to the expo yesterday.  It's a pretty overwhelming experience.  I had a good chat with my charity - Sense.  The support they offer is fnatastic and great for a first timer like me. I'm ridiculously excited about Sunday and part of me is wishing t...

My name is Jenny and I'm a ru...

I've become obsessed! I would talk about the VLM for hours if anyone was prepared to listen; I can't read enough about running; and I think about it all the time. i can't wait for the VLM and don't know what I'll do with myself after 21st April! I've ha...

You know training is taking o...

...you can't sleep working out the logistics of when you'll fit in your long run at the weekend; ...you conclude that you'll have to take an entire morning off work just to go for a run; ...you turn down a Friday night out...to go running for 3 hours in...

Feeling a little more confident

I've been pretty quiet for while...just plodding through my training plan. I've been secretly worried about my progress - especially when reading how other people are getting on. Then I had a difficult long run a couple of weeks ago which knocked my con...

I managed to get outside for...

Despite the ice/snow I managed to do 9 1/2 miles outdoors. It helped that I had the company of a friend who has been crazy enough to pledge to do my long runs with me despite not training for a marathon himself.  The only downside today was that I had n...

I managed to get outdoors aft...

Well my mind was made up for me yesterday. I was unhappy about having to do my 8 mile run on the gym treadmill but had resigned myself to it. However by the time I got there it was closing 45 minutes later.  So quick change of plan and I braved the road...

Not quite going to plan...yet

I was looking forward to tomorrow's long run but I a guess there's a good chance that this snow is going to force me indoors onto the gym treadmill instead.  A little frustrating as it's not the same. Monday nights run was on the treadmill too. Last wee...

Less than one week in...

The advantage of only finding out last week that I have a place in the VLM for April is that I've had limited time to obsess about it.  I enjoyed Christmas and New Year in blissful ignorance that I'd soon be training for my first ever marathon.  The big...

My very first day of marathon...

I've found out today that I have a place in the Vrigin London Marathon.  Nothing special about that for some but for me it's both very exciting and absolutely terrifiying! I've been running for several years and have tackled many races including half ma...