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!

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.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday morning

The plan was to run 5 miles - however, it was a bit short. Marianne called for me and we ran round to collect Rhona. It started off very cold, there had been a frost overnight and had left a morning mist which looked beautiful and you could see the sun was going to break through later, but for now it was cold.
We ran round the big FM lake going up over the stone bridge through the woods and then back down across the bouncy bridge and round the nature reserve back to home - we are so lucky to have such beautiful runs on our doorstep and i look forward to stretching out the distances and familiarising myself with some of my favourite runs.

I had thought this was a 5 mile run but it only measured 3.75 which means the runs I had been doing on my own were far shorter than I had thought - so, the two runs I had done earlier in the week were my longest runs plus today - so I am feeling very pleased with myself :)


I was looking forward to the evening when I would be going to the club - hopefully there would be someone at my speed to run with. Marianne was there and another lady ran with us - we did 4.25 miles - I am very happy!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Running club

I've decided to go to our local running club - i was a member four years ago but had to give up running because of an injury. It's too dark in the morning to run and will soon be too dark after work to run on my own so think it will be better to run with company. I went along on Tuesday and it was lovely to see some old faces still there - I ran with Marianne and Jenny. We just did 3 miles at a nice pace which suited me fine.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Still at it

I didn't manage to get out this week as it's so dark in the morning and I just don't feel like it after work. I did, however, row on Monday morning followed by my 5 min Abs and 5 min Arm workout - they're great apps and work the muscles.
I cycled to work twice - 3 miles each way and on Wed I did One and half hours Zumba. Friday I rowed again on my water rower and then eventually on Saturday morning I went for a run. The motivation for this was that I was away on Saturday evening with family and knew lots of wine and food would be consumed!

I managed to run round the big lake and the extra bit by the nature reserve - very pleased with myself. At last I can see improvement!