In the last 12 months, I've gone from 10 km runner to running longer distances. 2019 is a big year for me. I ran a 10 mile race in February and my first ever half marathon in April. I had wanted to do a half marathon for quite a while and was thrilled to finally… Continue reading My Biggest Running Challenge
I'm a 5-10k runner, more 5-8k if I'm entirely honest. This year, I want to push myself and see what I can achieve. My goal is to do a half marathon in 2019, so I've signed up for a 10 mile race. I should point out I've never run 10 miles in my life, but… Continue reading Eek – Trim 10 mile
I attempted to read a running book a few years ago and never managed to finish it. On a recent trip to my local library, this book caught my eye. I've never heard of the book or author, Alexandra Heminsley (Hemmo), but liked the blurb on the back so gave it a whirl. I thoroughly… Continue reading Running like a girl
I never thought that I would run. When our kids were very small, we used to go to the park early on a Saturday morning and I cursed the park run under my breath - the runners took up all the parking spaces and the coffee stand was crazy busy after the run. If you… Continue reading My Running Journey
Looking at the times I do for 5k and the only 10k run that I ever did, I got the notion that I'd like to do my first 5 mile, in a time of 45-something. Nothing scientific about the number - but it had a nice ring to it. The run was busy, for the… Continue reading My first 5 mile
Run 5 miles, on a cold day in January? You must be mad. That's what I said last year. I remember, watching people do the 'Raheny 5 Mile' and wondering what the appeal was. This year, I signed up. Voluntarily. Sometimes, I surprise myself.