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 […]

Did you say a week off!?

I spent this weekend in lovely Wales and decided to give myself the weekend off from running the ten miles I was supposed to run, in favour of a one mile walk through the lovely green fields (whilst safely ensconced upon a concrete path to pander to my townie ways and keep me calm even […]

Music + Rain = Faster Jo – 20 miles in the rain 4hr47 BOOM!

As you are probably aware on Sunday we experienced a so called angry low according to the wonderful people at BBC Weather… this transpired to be virtually unrelenting wind and rain by the bucketful.  As I was running along Victoria Embankment at about mile seventeen, I realised that I could no longer feel my hands, […]

Training just got Spa-tastic

Following the Hampton Court Half Marathon on Sunday I’ve been walking like a granny for three days with very sore shoulders, so after a huge amount of stretching I decided to give in a book a full body massage with my favourite local salon the Greenwich Clipper.  Sadly my usual lovely lady Nicola was injured […]

First 10 mile run

 This Sunday I completed my first 10 mile run which was by far the furthest I’ve gone by about 2 miles.. it was tough after about 5 miles as all I could think about was chocolate about a mile.. haha.  I think I could really have done with a nice sugar burst, so might have […]

7 miles in 1hr45 ! WOOHOOO!!

So here we are at the beginning of week twelve and I had a brilliant run on Sunday, or as it will be known for the next 3.5 months… ‘my long run day’… It was a beautiful sunny morning, slightly chilly to start with but I soon warmed up!  I managed to jog the entire […]