My husband, my running buddy
Sep28

My husband, my running buddy

It was my husband who first started me running, way back in 1994. We started running just before my 21st birthday. He was working and felt he was losing fitness and gaining weight, so wanted to do some exercise – and he wanted me to join him. I remember how hard those first few runs were. We ran a little lap around the River Trent in Nottingham, where we lived. I had to walk twice on our first run, and I’d be surprised if...

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Silent Sunday 26.9.21
Sep26

Silent Sunday 26.9.21

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Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Sep24

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

I’d seen Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell quite a bit on social media. I knew it was an award winning literary novel. My friend Suzanne from Inside, Outside and Beyond blog told me it’s a book you need to savour and read slowly. I must admit, I’m not keen on reading slowly. If I enjoy a book, I read it quickly. I devour it. As I needed to savour it, I bought it a couple of months ago and put it away until the kids...

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Return to marathon training: Weeks 7 to 10
Sep21

Return to marathon training: Weeks 7 to 10

As I approached the middle of my training for Newport marathon 2021, I’d reached the point where my legs felt stiff and aching pretty much all the time. This is normal (well certainly normal for me) and not an indication of injury – just an indication of all the hard work I’m putting in to get stronger. Week 7 of marathon training started with a 45 minute ‘intense run’, as it is described on my plan. That...

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Silent Sunday 19.9.21
Sep19

Silent Sunday 19.9.21

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