My Marathon Quest

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My Marathon Quest

This is my blog to keep people up to date on my progress towards the Virgin London Marathon 2010, which I am running to support the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) which provides support and information to new parents and parents-to-be.  If you feel able to sponsor me it would mean such a lot not only to me but those who use the NCT's services.

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I have been running on and off for the past 15 years but its only now that I have really built the confidence and fitness to go further than 5 miles.  Completing a marathon has always felt like an impossible dream, but now it feels like it could be a possibility, especially now as I have a place! I live on the edge of the Cotswolds with my husband, two gorgeous young daughters and an elderly dog (my retired running partner).

So here is my journey, hopefully there will be lots of sweat, and not so much of the blood or tears. 

Enjoy my pain.

 

 

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Marathon Postscript

Its been a funny old week really.  Emotionally I am still on such a high after Sunday, but this is already starting to fade a bit as I am left wondering - what next? On Monday morning I didn't feel too bad. I took my youngest swimming and saw a couple o...

The Quest Is Over - But Why D...

What a weekend!  The final leg of this adventure started at 6 am on Saturday morning.  The car was packed, the children rounded up, I checked I had everything for the umpteenth time and we were off, heading for London. After all the merriment involved w...

Where Did the Last Six Months...

The journey is nearly at an end, I am struggling to get my head round the fact that in two days it will all be over.  This has been one helluva journey and now its nearly here its almost overwhelming! I spent today doing my usual Friday rounds of the vi...

Warning - High Pitched Squeak...

I am in an utter spin.  How quickly can one person go from lovely relaxation to total panic meister - well for me an hour did it. Firstly the relaxation was after the sports massage with a very lovely lady who only made me wince a few times, and said I ...

More Anxiety and Borderline M...

Last night was not a good night. Firstly daughter number one flew into the bedroom at 2am, deposited her clock on me and disappeared again.  Who knows why it was offending her, she normally loves it. Then daughter number two had a shout at 3am about her...

Fishy Tales

This taper is really messing with my head.  I swing from overexcitement to a nervous wreck in seconds.  I am also just a little bit crotchety, but then I am like that before a race anyway, let alone the biggest of my life! Following all your advice, for...

A Devonshire Update and Somet...

I am back from sunny Devon and had a lovely time, eating and drinking too much and spoiling my mum on her birthday.  The girls were well and truly spoilt too and enjoyed some time on the beach in the sun.  No one venture into the sea though - its only 8...

Disturbed Nights and 12 Lovel...

Boy am I tired at the moment, in fact once this blog is done I might just head up the wooden stairs to bedfordshire.  My two little angels have been up and down like yo-yo's these last two nights and I am now suffering!   I had forgotten how disturbed n...

Slowly Does It

Another evening outing tonight, and again my husband sneaked out early and I got out at 8pm.  By then my initial enthusiasm had waned, but it was a nice mild evening so it had to be done.  Not much to report really.  It turned out to be a slow one as I ...

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' ...

And yes I do feel like I have rawhide.  The blue foam roller has been causing me no end of pain today.  There has been much gritting of teeth, ooohs and aaaahs, and the odd "its really not helpful to sit on mummy while I am doing this" to the children!!...

Aiken Drum

Yesterday I ached so much I couldn't walk down the stairs properly.  Today I felt better which was just as well as I needed to get 5 miles under my belt. After a nice family day out we got home and I turned straight round again to take the dog for a wal...

Inner Demons and Mind Games

The morning dawned and today was the day of the last long one of my training schedule - oooh I can't quite believe I am here.  I planned my route last night, and it was quite late when I did it so when it came to 22 miles I thought why not?  My first 20...

An Early Spin and The Greates...

My husband was off out this morning so I was up and out the door just after 8 this morning to squeeze my run in.  Not early by some of your standards but for me it was, especially as I got the children up and breakfasted first.  Thank you for all the ki...

Needles, Easter Bonnets and T...

Its been a long day today, half of which seems to have been spent in the doctors with my youngest daughter.  We had a very bad night last night, with her being quite upset and waking frequently with throat pain and a bad cough.  Her breathing was worryi...

The End of the World is Nigh ...

Don't panic I am not injured..  firstly who the devil turned the heating off, it was flippin' brass monkeys out there today.  8 miles to do in 3 degrees with wind and rain - nice!  I dug out all my winter gear again, long sleeves, jacket, gloves, long t...

Isn't it Time to Taper Yet?

I know just one more hard week to get out of the way...  I am just starting to not enjoy running at the moment.  I think I am just getting a bit stale of the same old routes and the pain involved!  In fact a holiday would be nice but its not long now un...

Head Spin

I really do feel the need for a holiday!  I just have so much do, I need to make a list as I keep suddenly remembering something I have forgotten! I didn't really have a good weeks running last week, I managed 3 of the 5 planned ones.  I still made two ...

Square Pegs and Round Holes

Where to start!  I last blogged on Tuesday but that seems a long time ago now! Firstly I didn't run yesterday.  I should have done 5 miles but a combination of not much sleep, tired legs and the need to sort out my non-running life meant the square peg ...

Aches and Pains, Pains and Aches

Goodness since the training has picked up I have discovered muscles that I never knew existed before!  I seem to develop a new ache every day.  Nothing too sinister I hope, but enough to keep me on my toes. Today I had 5 miles to do, and one of my more ...

5 Miles Recovery

Just a straightforward post today, I will not inflict the inner workings of my mind or my over active imagination on you all tonight - besides I can barely keep my eyes open! This morning, as my husband cycled off into the sunshine (remember he got me t...

20 Miles Done, Strange Topiar...

I had a bit more notice this week, for my change of plan.  My husband wanted me to do my long run today rather than tomorrow, so despite the pouring rain off I went.  Despite the rain it wasn't too bad as at least it was mild.  I was doing a different r...

5 Miles on Tired Legs, and Socks

Another mild day, I could get used to this warmer weather.  5 miles on the schedule today and while I felt quite bouncy before I set off, after 5 minutes running my legs felt rather heavy.  I had decided to give my new trainers another outing after we n...

Off into the Countryside

As its feeling all springlike here I felt the call of the wild and an urge to escape into the countryside today.  The thought of trogging round the roads didn't appeal, so to keep the motivation up I followed my urges and headed off to my nemesis - Bred...

Spring is Springing

At last I can say what lovely weather we are having!   Despite slightly heavy legs I can report I was quite looking forward to running in the sun today.  5 miles on the schedule, and after dropping the children off at their various educational establish...