Injuries. They can be pretty major putting you on the sideline for months on end or they can be niggles which affect your training short term and mine always seem to come about when I have an event planned. To be fair I’ve been running now for about 5yrs & have only had 3 injuries which I suppose isn’t too bad. I had an IT … Continue reading Just a little injury rant!
After leaving the house at about 6.15am and then walking for miles around London, we found ourselves checked into The Hub by Premier Inn Westminster Abbey… which is now our go to in London and we will be back in May- cheap and very cheerful (small- but who spends all their time in their room on a city break? Not the H-Ps!) After a quick … Continue reading London Baby!!
Last weekend me, Frankie & Hayley went to the National Running Show at the NEC in Birmingham. This event was run over both Saturday & Sunday with different speakers on each day & lots of companies selling their goods & promoting their races. We decided to go on the Sunday, so off we set, an early 6am start to get us down to Birmingham for … Continue reading National Running Show
HAPPY NEW YEAR So, in my last post I said I’d keep you updated on my training albeit limited as I regain my health… scratch that. I did an 11k for Remembrance Day- I was out of action for over a week just recovering. Fatigue is not just being tired. It’s exhaustion, feeling like you physically cannot move and your legs are lead, your head … Continue reading No running for me!!
On Sunday me & my running buddies Hayley & Steve took part in the Madbull Events annual Santa Dash in Bolton. A 4 mile trail run which started & finished at Curleys Dining Rooms. I’d never done a trail run before, none of us had so I thought it might be a new challenge to finish off the year. It was cheap as chips £8 … Continue reading Santa Dash went up & up & up!
As you all know, this is a joint blog… although for the past year it may have seemed like I no longer existed!! During the last 6 months of 2016 I was struggling with a recurring Reverse Bankart tear in my shoulder (I had shoulder surgery in 2014 to fix it… and pesky Augustus pulled so hard I broke it again!) I probably could have … Continue reading Injury and Illness woes
Since I tend to sign up for something, then train for it, then have months off & start the cycle again I’m trying to get out of that habit & have therefore got myself a list of races & triathlons of different distances & challenges over the next 6-9 months. I’ve thrown in an open water swim triathlon (argh!), Olympic distance triathlon (double argh!!), a … Continue reading Trialling a Trail