Essex Girl Running London

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Essex Girl Running London

My journey from injury to the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014

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I'VE ONLY GONE AND FLIPPIN DO...

Yay woooooohoooooooooo I am a Marathon Runner!!!!!!!!!!!! Despite everything that has happened since my ballot place was given, and being totally petrified last week, I felt very calm on the way to the race yesterday (almost as if I was in denial about ...

LONDON AWAITS

Well I have to say, it has been quite reassuring to read others' blogs regarding the final week to know that I am not completely bonkers and am actually experiencing a nervous breakdown!!   I went to collect my number on Thursday morning, as they gave i...

WHAT'S WITH THE WEATHER?????!!!!

Hi everyone and happy taper time to you!!!  So, my last week of proper training has been a bit of a damage limitation exercise for the calf, I was surprised that physio terrorist wanted me to run last Sunday (2 hours very easy) as I was on a course all ...

STILL HANGING ON .... BY A TH...

Hi Everyone - well done to you all that I've been reading about with your training/prep races and Skye if you are reading much love and healing from me xx  At the moment I am still receiving treatment for calf strain but physio terrorist has given me a...

HANGING ON !

Hi everyone - well, calf is still giving me jip, still have been unable to run (8 days now) but several treatments and overall assessment today has led me to where I am now which is - no Colchester Half Marathon for me on Sunday (boooooooo) BUT have def...

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

Hi all - so, we go up, we go down, we go up... we go down!  So following last weekend's 16 mile run which went great and for the first time no pains during the actual run, bit of hobbling on my knee the next day which had gone by evening with some ice, ...

YAY WOOHOO - BACK IN BUSINESS!

Hi everyone.  So a happier post this week, (roller coaster ride continues).  After a week of sickness, managed recovery run, faster paced shorter run which ended up 3.1 miles as I still wasn't feeling completely on it/recovered.  Then today I set off fo...

I'M STILL HERE!!!!!!!! ..... ...

Hi everyone, well I'll start with the (small!) good bit!  I had really good runs following on from my great 12 mile run and fab weekend in London, managing a fast paced interval session for the first time since returning to running from injury and reall...

BEST ..... WEEKEND....... EVE...

Hi everyone - so following last week's 'fall back week' I had a couple of great runs this week, but as Friday (long run) approached I found myself getting more and more nervous, almost regretting the fact I had an easier run last weekend (although I kno...

FALL BACK WEEK

Well, this week was my planned 'fall back' week to give my body a break as returning from injury and a long break I wanted to be very sensible.  Well, I've spent most of the week feeling like a fraud with part of me reminding myself to make the most of ...

DOUBLE FIGURES BABY!

So, this week I have continued on the road to recovery and my first ever Marathon and it's gone well.  Just some minor to be expected soreness after the 9 mile run last week and no nudges from the recent long term injury to my calf which is great news, ...

FUELS ARE TREATS - FRIENDS LO...

So my story in brief - regular 20-25 miles per week runner gets letter to confirm ballot place for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014, (initially excited but also scared and feeling very guilty my friend didn't too)  jump cheer, tell (maybe bore) eve...