The Girl and The Masseuse

Does this sound like a cheesy or sordid ‘Mills and Boon’ title? Honestly, it’s more innocent than it seems. Before I spoil any pre-conceived ideas. Let me tell you about the weekend and keep the suspense going. On Saturday I proverbially shook my bucket at people once again for donations. Wasn’t overly optimistic – we’re…

Truth at Halfway

Time to accept a few home truths. My running warm up is pants. I mean really awful. It consisted (emphasis on the -ed suffix) of a 5 minute brisk walk plus some dynamic calf stretches as I’ve had trouble with that in the past. I should never have stopped the physio exercises! Piriformis has been…

“It’ll soon be shorts weather”

Yes – this was genuinely uttered by one of the attendees of the VMLM ‘Meet the Expert’ event the other weekend. When she said it, I did question her sanity. Did she know we are due for the coldest February for a long time? That week we actually had snow. By default, I am a…

The Fear

I’m the sort of person who always underestimates their abilities, call it modesty or a lack of self confidence. I’m just that sort of person. Case in point yesterday; I held my charity pub quiz as part of my fundraising series of events. When I originally conceived this plan and put it into motion in…

January Runfessions

It’s that time of the month to confess my running sins. I runfess that… The guilt is real. It is real and it is hard. This week I missed my first marathon training run. Yes, I know you can ‘get away with’ missing a handful but it got me good. This week is an easier…