My Running Blog

This Blog started out as a record of my efforts to compete in the Gt Eastern Half Marathon 2006. Since then I entered but had to withdraw from Flora London Marathon 2008 due to injury. After having to take months off to recover I am now ready and willing to become a runner again!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yes, I'm still running

I haven't been posting my runs for ages, mostly because of lack of time and really i don't have much to say.  I joined the running club and have been going out regularly Tuesdays and Thursdays and running with my friend on Saturday mornings.  The running is coming along very well and I couldn't be more happier - well, of course i could really, I could be running faster....but that will come.

I went out for a 9 mile run last Saturday, the longest I have run since getting back into it, and I am very happy with how it went.  It wasn't the fastest run in the world, but hey ho, it's all looking good.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Still running!

I'e been out with the running club regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays and been trying to get a longer run in on Saturdays - around 6 miles. All going well at the moment and no sign of the old injury....

Tuesday night was a run in the rain - really quite nice. It was just a drizzle and not at all cold - in fact it was quite a mild evening and it helped to keep me from overheating!

Last night, Thursday, was a good run - I ran with a good little group and the pace was good. We ran 4.25 miles in 42 mins so worked out at 10 min miling. It felt faster but I guess that's because I'm not as fit as I want to be :)

All in all, very happy with my progress.

Friday, November 04, 2011


A shorter run this evening with a small group of the ladies - a nice pace around 10 min miling. It wasn't raining although had been earlier in the day - in fact, could have done with a drizzle as it was actually quite warm!

It was quite dark in patches so there were occasions when we had to walk through a gap in the path leading through to another path and that was reflected in our time.

We did 3 miles in around just over 30 minutes.

Happy with the way my running is going at the moment - of course, I'm very impatient and want to be back to the level I was before being injured but I know it will take time.....Just keep getting out regularly and gradually build up my stamina but most importantly, enjoy it!

Friday, October 28, 2011

I've been able to get out 2-3 times a week in the past couple of weeks - I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have done if I hadn't joined the running club especially as the evenings are really drawing in now. The weather has been amazing and is perfect for running - even last night when we had a slight drizzle, it was still great for running.

I'm feeling ok, at the moment. My back aches a little but not sure if that is to do with running - will keep an eye on it. I've not got much speed at the moment but as long as I can cover some miles, the speed will come later.

I've made it to the club Tues and Thurs and would usually run in the morning with my friend but she can't make it.
It was such a lovely evening that I decided to go when I got in from work. I planned on running 5 miles and did one of my favourite routes of all time - changing scenery, hills, and tranquility. I wore my Garmin and kept an eye on the time but unfortunately I couldn't see the mileage (my eyesight is getting worse the older I get) and I went a bit further than the planned 5 miles, actually running 6.6! Very pleased with that. It did start to get a bit dark towards the end of the run and I was happy to be heading home.