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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]