From couch potato to preparing to run a marathon

This is about my running and weight loss journey.  From being morbidly obese and hardly able to run for a minute to training for a marathon and (hopefully) getting to a healthy weight.   READ MORE

  • Apr2520139:31 a.m.

    Reflections on the marathon experience Latest

    Well the marathon is all over.  I managed to drag myself round in 4hrs, 33mins and 27secs which I was very pleased with.  It has been a bit non stop since then ...

  • Apr0520139:17 a.m.

    Time to taper

    I can't quite believe that it's only a couple of weeks to the big day and that the hard training runs are done.  Back in October when I put together the...

  • Mar1720132:22 p.m.

    After the high comes the not so high!

    Well after the euphoria of last week and my first race reality has struck with a bang.  I've found it quite difficult to get motivated this week and...

  • Mar1020138:41 p.m.

    My first ever proper race

    Well today I have competed in my first ever race, the Milton Keynes half marathon.   I think I could become addicted to the race vibe it was fantastic....

  • Feb2420132:17 p.m.

    Smashed the 14 mile mark

    The last few weeks I have just been plodding away, following my training plan and getting the miles in.  The most difficult part during the week is...

  • Feb0620137:50 a.m.

    A different part of me aches each week!

    I am so relieved that the ice and snow have gone for the moment, although I still managed to get out, it was not easy.  It was so good to be able to run...

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