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!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Well, I'm being very good this week and have met my target of 2 runs x 4 miles. I must admit, when I looked out the window and saw the rain this morning, it nearly put me off! Still, I would rather have rain than sun, so just got myself ready and got out there before I changed my mind. Not many people about, surprise, no?

For a change I went the other way round today and, my goodness, for some reason it seemed a heck of a lot longer - won't be doing that again!

Still got a slight niggle in the back of my right leg and buttock for for once it seemed to be slightly less today. I am stretching and doing situps when I get back and have been eating very healthy this week, so hopefully the scales will be kind to me tomorrow.....

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Yet another Saturday morning run. How different can the weather be from last week. Actually, I love drizzle, of course, only when I'm running though. It keeps me nice and cool and I have a real problem with heating up when running. Even today, at the end of the run I was very red in the face but i guess that's down to being unfit!

Rhona and I did the 4 mile run that I did on Wednesday, bless her! I hope she's not afraid to say No.

And the best bit, on our way back we ran into our old running partners, Sheila and Laura. They ran back with us for a bit and we had a quick catch-up. Can't wait to be fit enough to be able to run with them again.

After lunch, Steve and I went for a walk - 9 miles. We are in training for the Coast to Coast Walk holiday we have booked for the summer.

Had a bit of sciatica which was very uncomfortable. I have done lots of stretching and just hope it doesn't cause me too many problems.

Think I may sleep well tonight, feeling exhausted!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Another run on a consecutive day - Yippee!!

Had a late start for work so made the most of it and went for a run this morning. The weather was so much kinder to me today, although I am guessing most people will have been unhappy that the sun has disappeared.

As I was feeling ok, I decided to go a bit further and ran round the lake and up the track into the woods. A little bit of hill work....and a mile or so extra, so feeling well chuffed.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Yet another Tuesday morning run, still running round the big lake and even thought about going through the Nature Reserve but decided to wait until saturday and do it with Rhona. It was very warm and I am so glad i did it first thing in the morning, I would surely find it very hard to go after work. I have even been cycling to work fairly regularly to and for the past couple of weeks I have been trying very hard on the diet front - hopefully I shall start seeing some results soon!