Berlin 2018: The Dementor Race

I've been thinking all week long about how I was going to write this blog post. I've spent the past week going through some variations of the 5 stages of grief (mostly anger, sadness, depression, and acceptance). Berlin was my "A" race this year. All efforts geared toward this moment. My training was  flawless and... Continue Reading →

Race Recap: Lille Half Marathon

I LOVE the Lille Half Marathon for many reasons. In 2017 it was my second attempt to break the 2-hour half marathon mark, and I did it in an astonishing 1:53:30, knocking nearly 8 minutes from my previous PB. Lille is also home to one of my favourite cheeses - Maroilles. It's the stinkiest, but... Continue Reading →

Hackney Half: A Tale of Two Races

The Hackney Half Marathon will always hold a special place in my heart... as the worst half marathon experience ever. Flash it back to 2016 when I first ran this race. We had just moved flat and said good-bye to our beloved cat Maggie. I was an emotional wreck, and didn't give this half marathon... Continue Reading →

Recap: London Marathon 2018

“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” - Katharine Switzer London Marathon 2018 was certainly one for the records - including the record of hottest London Marathon ever. There's so much to talk about, so sit back, get your coffee/tea/wine/beer/beverage of choice ready and let's get to the... Continue Reading →

The London Big Half

Today was the inaugural Big Half half marathon. Put on by the team who organise the London Marathon, it was billed as a nice race for London Marathon training, with some of the course running along the London marathon route. This week had lots of snow and ice, so it was a last minute decision... Continue Reading →

Setting goals: looking back

The whole point of this blog is to keep an online diary of what I'm doing to reach my goals; but thought it was important to look back at my 2017 goals, and where I came from, before looking ahead. In 2017 I had two goals: Finish a marathon Break the 2 hour mark for... Continue Reading →

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