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Learning to run

So in April I decided to learn to run - and this time I mean to keep it up (I tried unsuccessfully last year - I need to be better by the time the bad weather hits I think!). I started week 4 of a 10k training app and so far it seems to be going well - though I haven't yet cracked 30 min straight running - and when I say running I meaning jogging - ie I'm not very fast! Currently trying to run at least every other day, as I also have to walk our beautiful labrador daily. Aims are to be able to run long distance - maybe even a marathon one day.....

Update - 5k & 30 min straight running now achieved; labrador in training!

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Blog block

Well its a long while since I blogged, but the running has continued. I have to say that I do now have the t-shirt (of the club i joined) and have completed 13 Parkruns. Hmmm I seem to remember saying clubs/Parkruns were not really my cup of tea 😂 oh w...

Sunrise Runway Challenge

So having completed week 8 of c2 5k and the first run of week 9, why not go for the full 5k (I don’t run fast enough to complete it in 30 minutes😳) Well there I was on Saturday 06.30 (ok not quite sunrise!) ready to go,  and off we went, the field ran...

One year on...get up and get ...

So it’s been just over a year since I last blogged. Oops. So after my last run (where I fell over again), about a week later I fell over again. And that was that. No running. I have no idea why not, no major injury (other than maybe my pride). I had pul...

Oh dear........

Just looked back over what I have (or more accurately haven't) done in the last month or so. Looks very much on the light side - I need to up my game (again!) and yes both in terms of getting out there & blogging! Obviously I have continued to wal...

Marathon Day!

Not for me, but GOOD LUCK to every one of you running today. Your stories have been inspirational, you are all AWESOME. Enjoy  

Blog block

Forcing myself to write this as I seem to have developed block blog; not  wanting to wrote anything. Even when I have done several runs (even dragging my non-runner friend running he he!), several body balance classes (all pea free). But today I thought...

The bad, the Good & it's Muddy

So yesterday, I laced up & got out there. I didn't want to, doggo did, but it was just one of those days that running was hard work, horrible, yuk, I dont want to be here, I want to go home, my legs hurt - strike that everything hurt. but I did it. ...

A muddy foot & a 5k

So 4 runs on from my last blog, the first 2 nothing to write home about. But last friday I have another bright idea (well the same one as previously) I'll do a 10k run/walk. I cold crisp day, taking the same route as before, though sadly no turkeys to b...

oops...its been a while!

So now I've run out of reasons (excuses) and life has stopped getting in the way - I've finally laced up again. Only 7 runs since the last blog, but frankly I've no idea how they went (slowly I guess!). Then it snowed, (truely impossible to run on the f...

Walk run walk run....

So not many runs since last friday, one on monday 4.5km, then just the regular doggo walks; so today I had a bright idea - I'll do last fridays' 10k walk as a walk/run. Well decided on it - a nice gentle 1k/2k walk run - manageable (hopefully). Well I'm...

Its cold out there

Ok, so only 2 runs since my last blog, both reasonably slow (as usual) and nothing much really to report on either. But not feeling very motivated to do anything much at all atm, hence forcing myself to at least write a blog! I think it must be the col...

Waiting in.....

So I sit here in my ridiculously lurid running top. Was ready for a run (after the shower repair man fixed the shower and supermarket delivery man delivered groceries (who both came/went before 9)) when mum phones reminding me I have to wait in. For a p...

1/2 term 😬

Argghh the dreaded long-looked forward to school hols, and we all know what happens in the school hols - scuppered running effort. But, not today. Sprogletts just about old enough to be left alone while I do a short, slow run! So accompanied by doggo ...

Taken out by a teeny tiny dog...

So, since my last post I've managed to fit in 4 1/2 runs - 3 last week, 1 Monday and half today (more on that later).  A variety of on and off road, all slow (all my runs are sloooowwww) some more enjoyable than others. I really horrible one I didn't en...

Not really much to report.....

So its friday & I've managed 4 runs this week, all off road with doggo. I seem to have stopped the rain & mud by (1) buying trail shoes and (2) buying new thermal wellies for dog walking - with any luck we'll be in for a warm dry winter! Hopeful...

Think my mojo is back!

Well so far this week I've managed 2 runs; both still quite slow - but with the dog off road - its been lovely, not too hot or hot - real goldilocks running! Want to do more off-road I think, so have bought some trail shoes (only cheap ones) they're a ...

Short & sweet

Just a quick blog today, run again with the dog this morning, again quite slow, but managed just under 6km with only a couple of minute walks along the way. Beautiful out and not too muddy atm - although I'm sure that will change soon!

But a slow start

Depsite my enthusiastic return last week, it was the only run I managed last week 😞, but its monday and although I have lots to do thought I'd better get another in, so of to the woods with pooch, only a short run, but better than nothing; legs didn't ...

I'm back!

As predicted summer hols scuppered my running. Think I was still suffering from lack of motivation. A couple of weeks turned into the entire summer without a run 😞 Dog walking of course continued so I was at least doing something. The first 2 weeks of...

Quick update

Haven't writtena blog for a while, but just a quick one to catch up. Lack of blog mainly due to lack of running, seem to lose my running mojo for a while, but getting back there now. Only completed a couple of runs since the last blog, but both went wel...

Feeling Naughty...

So since my last blog I've gone back to the original 'plan' stepped back a week or so - and have now completed 3x week 10 of the 10k app plan. So far so good. But to day it was very warm, seemed hotter than the 19° endo is telling me, but we got round (...

Spitfires and a hollow pb

What a day so far - held up on the school run - by a lorry stuck in the lane (again) 'cos he doesn't fit under the wire; then stuck again by the same Bl**dy lorry on the way home from walking pooch, as he'd taken out an electricity cable; did my good tu...

So easy to forget...

Just realised the importance of keeping a running diary - seems ages since my last post but only 2 runs completed since then (Hasn't been that long really). 1 - 24° through the woods with the pooch, managed the hills - steep one down slightly gentler o...