Inflatable Tube Man

The near perfect analogy. Beginning of the week vs. the end of the week. Holy moly, post-marathon tiredness is real. The further the working week has progressed the more like the second GIF I felt. Genuinely did not anticipate how tired I would feel, maybe going back to work wasn’t the best idea but I…

London Marathon

I DID IT! The hottest London Marathon on record. The largest London Marathon on record. And I’m almost certain I smiled my way around the whole course. I smiled so much my cheeks were sore the next morning. The whole event completely lived up to my expectations and I completely understand how marathon running can…

London Marathon Eve

8 months of build up. 4 months of training. The time is nearly upon us… … and how do you feel? Not a lot, I just want to cry. I know that is all due to such a long build up, a lot of hard work and a very emotional tie to not only the…

Maranoia

It’s real people, it’s real. My knee is still a little stiff. The weather next weekend is currently scaring me. Okay, that definitely is melodramatic but I’m certainly more used to running in minus temperatures and snow than 20 degree sunshine. To be honest, I’m highly prone to dizziness and blackouts so next weekends heat…

First World Running Problems

I know they’re not but it can be real de-motivational when discussing minutes per mile splits. I’m slow. I am so god damn slow, it’s painful. I almost hate talking to people about my marathon target time. I genuinely feel embarrassed. Complete lunacy, I know. You’re completing a MARATHON. Not just a 5k jog around the…

When You Can’t Thank People Enough

A tough one to write, so just hear me out. Casting my mind all the way back to early August 2017. I found out I had been offered a charity place for the London Marathon with Marie Curie. The proviso being I pledged to raise £2000+. I hadn’t told anyone, and I mean anyone, that…

TWENTY MILES

This is not an April fools. Yes, that is what I ran today. I ran that today without any pain in my piriformis.  I ran that today on average 30 seconds faster per mile. I ran that today and picked up a gnarly blister, most likely thanks to getting my feet soaked at mile 8…