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Is this the maddest thing I've ever done?

Ok,so I have a Golden Bond place for the Virgin London Marathon 2010!! Yipee!!

 Im raising money for LOOK which helps kids with visual impairments and will be donning a fancy dress of sorts to help me along the way. I was unlucky in the 2000 ballot and have always wanted to do a Marathon.....and its taken 10 years!

Im looking forward to the training although it's been a while since the running.Was always fit until children came along so the challenge should be fun!!

Hopefully this blog will keep me motivated!

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I think it's about time I tal...

So it's been a while since the Virgin London Marathon and to be perfectly honest I have been unable to write anything about it until now! a mixture of PMS (post marathon syndrome!) and just enjoying the mental rest.. I promise not to entirely bore you w...

I've busted my.....target!!

Still injury free and germ free with a few days to go! I night just make it after all. Great news is that I've busted my target of £1300 and currently on £1560. My flabber is gasted and can't thank everyone enough who has donated to LOOK. I'm getting ve...

Target is reached! Hurrah!

Happy days. Today I broke the £1300 barrier -my target. I am so pleased! Still spending the last weeks catching up with the slow coaches lol. Tapering is a strange concept.The fact that I went out for a run on Sunday and still had a good few hours left ...

It's almost time!!

I can't believe we are almost there!! After all this training I feel that the BIG DAY has come around sooo quickly. I had planned to do my last LSR on Sunday past but was not to be as I was suffering some ankle pain. Since my last long run of 17 miles I...

Half Marathon and Fundraiser

It's been while !! Sorry for not blogging (bad girl). What an eventful few weeks it has been.First off I did my first EVER half Marathon up in Inverness. Yay. I won't lie...I was petrified! Far too many keen runners and not enough "me s" . There was jus...

The days are flying by and Ap...

Morning!! I am mentally preparing myself for Sunday's Half Marathon in Inverness. Yup..That is how I choose to spend Mother's Day. As much as the idea of sitting on my bum with chocolates and the 3 men in my life is tempting, I am going to run for a few...

The nerves are starting!!!

Urgh, I am starting to get nervous about everything now!! Its been a few week since my last blog and the running has been going well.I have had to seriously stop reading other Buzzer's posts about mileage and progress because it is playing havoc with my...

Nervous first run..went well!!

Evening! So I dared go out for a run this evening.I was really starting to get cabin fever and couldn't bear a horrid,sweaty gym session. I spent good time warming up which was difficult as it's minus -god-knows what here tonight. And then I set off.Arg...

Not much going on here!

It's  just one of those weeks when you feel you havent accomplished anything!.  Almost a week since physio session and been glute bridging and squeezing every moment I can without looking weird.. I went to the gym last night for some cardio stuff.I did ...

Happy-knees,Happy-knees!!

Well what a difference a day makes. I'm a lot happier now having had my first physio appointment this morning. Turns out I have a weak ass?? Who ever heard of such a thing lol ? I know I spend a lot of time on it but hey... I also have a very overpronat...

I am trying to be positive......

Well I didn't have a good one last night. Having not been running for a week I tried a little jog .Nope ...didn't happen.Almost immediately felt discomfort in my kneecap when my foot strikes. walked a little and tried again.. ANDDDDDD ...no! Cue me in t...

I'm not happy...

Haven't run for a week due to sore knee. Kids driving me demented. No energy. Cant be bothered. So much to do.   And to top it off the post that I had just wasted 5 minutes typing out has been lost!   Humphhhhhhhhhh   Little Update. ! I feel better now...

Who gave permission for it to...

Ok....who was it?? Got a mere smattering of snow last night but I ain't running on it! My knee has still been giving me niggles and even although I rested it it seemed to get worse...not devastatingly bad but enough for me to leave the running. I'm blam...

Oh yes!! That's what I'm talk...

10 MILES!!!   Oh yes...am I happy? Hell yeah. Have reached double figures at long last. It was a horribly, cold morning when I set out but at least it wasn't frosty.I decided against using my Ipod for the first few miles because it was so quiet and peac...

Getting back into it all now!

I am really getting into this running thing now.Managed 18.7 miles in total this week and feel quite good on it. It was only because I was able to get out more in the daytime. In the evenings I have to limit my routes due to lack of streetlights so it's...

Easy does it now....

It's a lovely day here in Perth and pefect for a nice long-ish run. I use the term long-ish as I'm still building back up from the break. 4.5 miles on a different route..nice and straight. Had a few walk breaks because my legs were just not wanting to p...

Outside at long last..

My laptop does NOT like this blog much. It's very slow today..a bit like my run last night. This was my first outside run in God knows how many weeks.Well God DOES know and he is saying "Yeah like you're getting around the Marathon before daylight goes!...

It's still a snow go...

I can't be the only one who is fed up of snow now. Very pretty to look at but a bugger to run in!! I've been feeling fine since Christmas ,apart from the few extra pounds in weight(yikes) but can't get out running. I'm going to join the gym now so I ca...

First fundraiser out the way!

Yesterday I spent a glorious 5 hours standing in IKEA,in Edinburgh, with my bucket ! It was quite lonesome doing it by myself but had plenty entertainment in the form of IKEAs customers doing their festive shopping especially a poor woman who walked the...

It's been a long time! Drag m...

Bloody flu !!! I've never had flu in my puff until 2 weeks ago.My husband had it and then I caught it.What a horrible couple of weeks.I'm still not right as I have a chest infection.The thought of running is so far  away at the moment that I'm having a ...

My not so funny Fun Run!

I was beaten by a panda....oh the shame!!! This was actually my first "proper" run in a long time.The weather was nice and cool and stayed dry which was good. This was the first time the Big Fun run was held in Perth and the turnout was less than I expe...

Ok.now it's Friday!

I don't think I'll be around much this weekend so hope everyone has a good one. The fun run starts at eleven tomorrow and my husband and sons are coming to cheer me on.I'm hoping it will stay dry. RUNNER 175 HURRY UP! THE ROUTE So I'll let you know ho...

It's nearly the weekend!

Well maybe not near enough for some! I have my Big Fun Run on Saturday which I'm looking forward to.It's 5k roulnd a local park. I went out yesterday and did that distance.I'm not telling the time !! Otherwise I get myself hung about running the maratho...

Friday at last!.And oops ente...

Just by total accident I have entered a 5k for next week.It's at my local park so I thought what the hell...lets do it. I also should add that it's a Fun Run so nothing strenuous. My leg is better already so Im going for 5k on Sunday nice and easy.Im lo...