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 […]

16 miles and dancing in the street

My challenge this week was to go further along the London Marathon route from Blackheath to Rotherhithe, back to Greenwich and then take the ‘short cut’ back over Blackheath to home.  I was determined that this week I would enjoy myself and I did, until about mile 8… then I got a little fidgety, I […]

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 […]

Wobbly STILL hates running…even after 10k

  As ever, I am going to be brutally honest which may be tough reading for some.. but here we go (look away now if of weak disposition).  Today’s Regents Park 10k was everything I HATE about running… it was; wet, cold, boring (3 laps of the dullest parts of the park) and packed 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 […]

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 […]

Week Two: stepping it up a gear

                  So somehow I find myself still going in WEEK TWO!  Amazing… sore knees at the weekend prompted me to rest [read: make a material advent calendar, go Christmas shopping and be a groom for a day, supporting my aunt at her dressage show] but no such […]