Tag Archives: London marathon 2011

The Full Story

Okay, the children are in bed, I have internet access and I’m awake enough to type so here it comes…the full story of my marathon journey (cue uplifting yet cheesey music as I subtley brush a tear from my eye, … Continue reading

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Who wants to see my medal?

Taa-daa…. (I have just noticed we have a toy lion hanging from a music stand with a camera around its neck. I wonder why.) My marathon finishing time was…drumroll…6 hours, 11 minutes and 50 seconds. Part of me is slightly … 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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Hills and things

I have discovered an unexpected side effect to running – it makes my legs fidget when I’m sat down for more than a couple of minutes. It’s to do with my calf muscles but I have no idea why. I … Continue reading

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Say cheese!

So today found me running across a field with heart badges pinned to my top, grinning inanely, heading towards a photographer…from the Daily Echo! Do you think I am: a) slightly excited b) fairly excited c) very immensely incredibly excited … Continue reading

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Something about going for a walk

Guess what I did today? I went for a walk, on a winters day (can you name that song in one?) It was lovely – my official training for today was a 90 minute ramble so I walked the 7 … Continue reading

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Men are from Mars?

Is it true? Do men really think differently to women on some fundamental level? As you may know I’ve been lovingly handmaking heart shaped felt badges that people can buy from my fundraising page for a £2 donation, then I … Continue reading

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