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, […]

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 […]

Week Eleven – Ice ice baby!

I’d like to thank the marvellous Lady Catherine for my brilliant blog title this week, as we discussed my injury whilst I sat knee elevated and iced.  I ran home from work last night (5.2 miles) from Docklands via the Island Gardens to Greenwich foot tunnel (quite an eye opener I can tell you…) and […]

First run of 2015

It’s been an exciting start to the year as I’ve been planning my next four months of training, menus and theatre trips (of course!).  I went for my first run of the year this morning, and took in a rather dull overcast day (though the forecast had promised me sunshine!) as I jogged across Blackheath, […]

Hello 2015… it’s time to get organised !

As the new year beckons, I must face the fact that not only do I have 17 weeks (not the 16 weeks I previously thought, erm… yah!?) until Marathon day but also that a lot of planning needs to be done to organise this 17 week Nutrition and Fitness boot-camp; less booze and chocolate to be […]

Yoda to the rescue!

So today I’ve had a rather sore back and in an effort to avoid the terror of another visit to the evil [read: amazing] sport masseuse so soon after the last, I was determined to take advice on dealing with this.  After discussions with Lady Catherine who advised a river run was not a good […]

Brutalised in the name of total body conditioning

Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, this week the pain has really kicked in, all in the name of body conditioning!  Following my squatastic workout on Wednesday morning with Davina’s Fit in 15 (which was excellent), I had booked in for my first ever Deep Tissue/Sports Massage on Wednesday evening.  Now I […]

Week Seven – progress and planning…

Finally I have got over the pain of Sunday’s 10k and thought it prudent at this moment to review progress so far and plan my next move. Positives to take away from the race on Sunday: 1) I finished 2) I did not finish last 3) I completed the race in under my expected time (actual […]

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 […]