Monthly Archives: February 2011

I’m in the Daily Echo!

I was in the Echo on Friday, get me! Please form an orderly queue for autographs… Regretfully that’s not me in the main picture; I’m the one who looks like a cheesy little hamster at the bottom of the article … Continue reading

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Ooh, new strategy

I have reluctantly abandoned the helium balloon idea for getting me through the marathon¬†[insert your own pun here about it being an idea that just didn’t float]¬† in favour of a different tactic. Drumroll please for my new marathon plan…. … Continue reading

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The Wall

I was not in the mood for running today. Tried to jolly myself out of it but honestly, I had the most sullen and grumpy mental state ever – it was like I had both Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter … Continue reading

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Ice ice baby!

Today I had my first ever ice bath, does that make me a real athlete now? I went for a 3 mile run this morning which kind of went okay but my lower legs still hurt more than I think … Continue reading

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I don’t run, run, run

Oh dear. Oh waily waily. I set out for a run this morning feeling really positive. I was even thinking to myself “it’s only 3 miles” without a hint of sarcasm (never thought that day would come!). The sky was … Continue reading

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I do run run run, I do run run!

Training schedule for today suggested an 8 mile run. My legs suggested we watch a DVD, especially as it was windy and rainy out, and it would be far nicer to sit indoors and eat Mini Eggs. I suggested they … Continue reading

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What do you do if you see a spaceman?

…Park in it, man! So then, stretching. Should I be? The consensus seems to be that stretching before exercising can lead to injury as the muscles are not warmed up, but I’ve read compelling arguments for and against stretching after … Continue reading

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