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I'm Annie: a 30-something plodder who runs & blogs a bit.

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An actual race report!

Forgive me; for I have bin rubbish. It's been a long time since my last race report. Soooo - I did it! My first race as an Aussie resident = done. A paultry (no - I don't think so either!) 10km. It was much like any other race : we arrived with not very...

Luncheon Escape

Another lunchtime run: another 3 miles. I set off aiming for a massive four miles - but wimped out on three. Outrageously lazy and unfit! I'll have a go at four again tomorrow (and six on Sunday!) However lazy it might have been- it was an awesome run t...

Docklands Ramble

Another lunchtime run today. Wobble wobble. Puff puff. 3 miles in all. : over a bridge near the Etihad stadium, down to the docklands (watching the city circle trams whoosh past), along the docklands and posh-gob yachts) - past the Cirque Du Soliel Mass...

Slow Progress..

Well  - week one of work locker key ownership and I managed two lunchtime runs last week: 3 and 2 miles in the sunshine, one down the docklands and one round the paaaa-aark. The weekend was a massive family birthday blow out. Lots of happy times, lots o...

Locker key got!!

YESSSS!!! I have it! The elusive locker key.  I had to give the security guard (who wasn't there this morning: but turned up eventually) my mother's maiden name, my loved ones addresses and three signatures in blood to get it; but I can now plan some lu...

I did iiiiit!!

It wasn't pretty, and I had to persuade myself pretty hard to drag myself out for a plod last night after work. Granted, the sun was still shining and I saw flaming gallahs and colourful wild parrots which was fab.   I slogged out a massive 2 miles roun...

Well, hellooooooo there!

S'been a while, innit! So here I am. Now living on the other side of the world. Those pesky Aussies let me have a visa eventually and after some drama (a flooded flat in the UK) and much admin (applying for jobs, applying for health cards, tax file numb...

No Looming Marathon: But Stil...

What am I doing? I don't have the threat of a marathon looming this year, and still I run. I appear to have become one of those people - quite by accident - who just, simply..run! That sneaked up on me: not all that quickly though - it has been a few ye...

Trail Running = Ay.May.Zin. F...

Nerves before a race are normal. This I know.  And today was no exception. I hadn't really contemplated a multi-terrain race until I had read how much fun it'd been for fellow blogger and facebooking fiend, Simone D (lovely to see you today), who announ...

Hot Off the Press: SeeAnnieRu...

Creeeeeaaaaak!!!!  That was the sound Realbuzz made as I logged in.  I'm sure the rust can be sorted & that soon I'll be blogging as regularly as I run... The good news is that I AM still running bloggers.  I also lost m'car in Juuuuune (pesky writ...

Scuppered!

    After a tough (tough tough) day at work yesterday, with noooo lunch break: & with the sun being out... & first-class sporting facilities available at my workplace... & today looking like a MUCH calmer day... I was reeeeally looking fo...

The Road to Chippen. Ham & On...

Only niiiiine weeks to go to the Chippenham Half & I haven't run a race since I was Marathon-Fit: completing the Bristol 10K in mid-May in record time & with a record hang-over. Since then I've been ticking along.... tum-te-tum. Oops: time to g...

I get kocked dahn, but-I-get-...

In the words of the great Chumawunba: "I get knocked downBut I get up againYou're never going to keep me down" In the same breath, they also said: "P*ssing the night away P*ssing the night away" But we'll overlook that second bit, eh! I had THE BEST RUN...

Running is good for the Soul....

Aaaaaaaaaaah! That's better! After feeling like a tightly coiled spring in the week (work, gnaaar, must grumble) I managed to sneak out after work on Wednesday for a fabby lung-busting soul-searching run on Bath's "Skyline" walk route with some beeeeea...

I neeeeed to go running!!

I am feeling like a tightly coiled spring today - gnaaaaar!!! (NEED.TO.RUN) and pesky work is getting in the way of me popping out for a jog. (Although it IS cold, dark and wet outside: sulk sulk!) A brief update though - on 15 May I ran the Bristol 10...

First Post-Marathon Run

Isn't it remarkable how 3 miles can feel fairly tough - when not very long ago you were weaving your way round the masses at the London Marathon! Today was a lunchtime 3 miler through the woods at the back of my work: beautiful, soul-uplifting stuff: bl...

VLM 2011: Assault on the Senses!

Wowsers.  London 2011. Laura and I were holed-up in the posh-o establishment that is Maison Travelodge on City Road the night before the marathon.  Above the nightclubs. After a Manchester City v United FA Cup Semi-Final. Oh. Em. Gee. It made the nightl...

Taper Madness!

Oooo - it's getting close, in't it!! Not long to go now & taper madness is striking... I feel unfit I feel unfit I feel unfit (How will I run a marathon!!!!) I've been plodding along pretty nicely since the Reading Half - only falling over and twist...

Reading Half: Oh, Lordy, I've...

Good God.  That was all a bit-of-a-blur. I turned up to the Reading Half sans pace-band but with a mathimatical plan: I was going to practice my nine times table tound the 13 point something mile route. (Knowing full well that I'd be matamatically stuff...

A Marathon is a LONG OLD way

Forgive me for stating the bleeding obvious... but a marathon is a LONG LONG old way!! Yesterday was my longest training run to date: TWENTY TWO miles.  The only saving grace was that I ran it in delightful Poole & Bournemouth and had the lovely Lau...

Bath Half 2011

The Bath Half was fab this year. The organisers have really ironed out a lot of the creases that used to make the event a-bit-of-a-pain.  Which is noice. Marshalls and stewards and other bods helping out were all friendly. The starting pens worked well ...

Ker-ashhhhhh!

What's that? Something about Pride? And a Fall?  Why is it everytime I show right off and say how lovely running is I ker-aaaashhh and buuuurn? Or p'raps the come-down lows are as high as the endorphin highs? Whatever-it-is I iz now knackered. Pooped. I...

Hooked

After the sheer exhaustion that was last week, I'd recovered enough by the Thursday to get out for a post-work 8 miles, and a slow, lo-ooonng Sunday 18. The 8 miler is now a distant memory: I plodded the streets of Barth, I felt knackered, but I really...

That's more like it!!

I've recovered from the exhaustion I faced earlier in the week. Noice!  What a difference a bit of R&R makes, eh! Last night I went out for a plod-tastic 8 miler round the streets of Barth. Plod Plod. It felt a-ok to begin with and I reaaaally strug...