London Marathon – DONE!

 Well it has been a huge journey from couch potato to marathon finisher but here we are.  I cannot lie to you, as a non-runner it was horrendous (in the main part).  Six months of training outside through the delightful English winter months in ice and wind for hours, eating differently, virtually no drinking (4 […]

Entering the Twilight zone…and so it begins

So the time has finally come, here we are with 3 days and counting… last night I went to the VLM Expo and honestly it was like entering the twilight zone; initially I was okay as I was firmly focused on picking up my running number and timing chip.  All seemed to be going well […]

King’s College Marathon Session

Being myself a complete novice in the area of running, training, exercise in general; I knew not what to expect from a Marathon Training session with my King’s College running team mates (now there’s a phrase I never thought I’d have occasion to use!)  It is true that we do have a Facebook page to […]

Week five, living in my own TV hell

Well, here we are at the beginning of week five and it hasn’t been the best start to the week with illness preventing running on Monday (forcing me brutally off kilter for the rest of the week), I ended up in the gym yesterday lunch time.  Still not feeling 100% I crammed my way in […]

Solo run with spectacular views

                  Yesterday I was faced with the shocking reality that today I would have to face that 5k / 3.4 mile run outside ALONE! Just four weeks ago that would have been absolutely unthinkable, however contrary to even my own expectation, I was rather less daunted than […]

Kicked the sh*t out of that 5k with Advanced Running!

 Today saw my first landmark run as I broke 5k, running (as per map) from A to B and back to A again… this a was lovely run by the river which was actually frequented by real runners! Which impressed me no end I have to say… haha.. easily pleased!  This was achieved by the […]

Goodbye week three and Hello Pudsey Bear!

 So here we are at the end of week three and I feel like things are going well.  I have established a consistent routine and continously improved my fitness level and weight loss which is good.  I feel though (somewhat scarily) that it is probably time to up the bar a little in terms of […]

Week Three begins but the ladies are poorly-sick… boooo

Sadly my lovely training partners Faye and Catherine were a little poorly-sick today so there was no rowdy banter to get me through the first session of week THREE!  I wish them a very speedy recovery and hope we’ll be hitting the road again very soon! (Wednesday?) However, following my overwhelming success (as I see it) of […]

The Curious Incident of Jo on the treadmill

After a slightly shaky start on Tuesday, week Two went surprisingly well.  My second run on Thursday with the lovely Catherine was actually very good as I tried to focus on my breathing; as in how to breath most effectively in order to get the oxygen around my body as I ran.  Somehow this has […]