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I'm starting this blog, probably a bit too late with only 7 weeks to go before the big Virgin London Marathon, but have been inspired by reading the amazing journey's of other 'bloggers'.

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Two's company!

My husband has always suffered in silence as I went out for all my long runs before the London marathon - 'what would you like to do today' (he says) on our first weekend off together for ages - 'oh, I'm going out for a run' (she says)! So, with that in...

Reasons to keep running...

I started running last year just (just!!) to run the London marathon in 2013. My aim was to get round the course (in one piece) and that would be the end of it! Even last week, before the VLM, I thought 'this is a once in a lifetime experience - never a...

By the way....

Just a quick blog - had to laugh when I saw the contents of the 'goody bag' - prunes are not what you need when you have just run 26.2 miles .........

See you in 2014!

So where to start - what an amazing day!!!! Tried to post before the big day to wish everyone good luck, but couldn't get access on my phone to Real Buzz.  We started early and got to the start area at about 7.45. My daughter and I were in different pen...

The Wall

I 've been thinking about this metophorical 'wall' that runners are supposed to hit at some point during the marathon and how I am going to use some psychological positivity to help me through it. My brother ran the London Marathon a few years back in a...

Music to my ears!

Last night had a very successful charity clothes swap to help raise some money for my charity 'The Migraine Trust' - we raised £65 - not a massive amount, but every little helps. Plus we all came away with some new outfits and had a great evening. When ...

Jitters!

Getting very jittery now - can't seem to concentrate on anything. I'm sure everyone at work is totally fed up of marathon talk, although they are all doing a fab job of supporting me! Despite the fact that I live in Devon, I have lots of supporters comi...

Tame taper

Feeling a bit of a fraud doing this tapering malarkey! after weeks of long runs, just doing a short 3-4 mile run seems a bit tame. After I did my 30 minute easy run (as per training plan) I felt I wanted to do a bit more, but resisted the temptation. I ...

Back to it

So, after last weeks 20 miler, had a bit of a break - did some gentle cross training and a couple of short, steady runs - partly to see how the hip was fairing. Went out today for a 12 miler taper run, which was Ok - hip a bit sore at about 8 miles, but...

Oh dear!

Bit of a disasterous run today. Couldn't fit a long run in over the weekend, so thought I would try doing it today after work. Started well, but after about 12 miles started developing hip pain, which gradually got worse, by the time I got to 16 miles I...

Getting there!

Glad to get todays 18 mile long run done and out of the way. Still trying different nutrition and hydration. Today I tried water with electrolyte tablet and then sports beans every few miles with an energy gel about half way through. My problem is usual...

16 miles and raining (again!)

The few days of sunshine gone and the rain returns - although I was slightly relieved that there was no (forecast) snow on the ground in time for my long run today! So, managed 16 miles, which started off well. Had a protein milkshake and cereal bar for...

finally the sun shines!

Did a nice easy (slow!) recovery run this morning - passed the smelly farm and over the railway bridge, which is a bit of a hilly run. Stopped at the river for a minute to take in the views and thinking -how lucky I am to be running on a beautiful sunny...

Better late than never!

After being inspired by all of the amazing stories from all you other 'bloggers', I have decided to start my own blog - even though there are only 7 weeks to go before the VLM! Training has been a bit intermittent - had a chest infection which meant I c...