marathon, Mindfulness, My Firsts, running

Twas the night before…

My first marathon!! How did this happen so quickly? Here are some pre-race reflections... I'm thinking out loud here. I feel very nervous, but very excited. I've been shaking all day- restless, agitated, and unable to stomach my food. My appetite's gone completely! I'm snacking away after having a small dinner, gradually tying to get the… Continue reading Twas the night before…

food, marathon, My Firsts, running

I tried my first gel

And I feel like a hypocrite. I've posted a few times that I'd like to try and fuel naturally throughout this training season- and by natural, I mean "real food" i.e. granola bars, bananas and at a push, jelly beans. I basically didn't want to become reliant on gels, and the whole idea of them… Continue reading I tried my first gel

marathon, My Firsts, running

A Milestone Run: The 20-miler

Ok let's talk about that time I ran 20 miles, because I still can’t believe I did that. Seriously. If I’m being completely honest, the whole run was a bit of a blur so I’ll recap what I can remember! I'd been horrifically sick on the Friday and Saturday, and decided to take the pressure… Continue reading A Milestone Run: The 20-miler

marathon, My Firsts, running

Two Milestone Runs, Part 1: The 10-Miler

I've reached that stage in my training plan where most of my runs are further than I've ever run before. Or faster. Or in some way unknown. Two weeks ago, I did my first ten-miler, and then this weekend I ran a very slow half marathon along the Thames. It's been lovely so far, although I have to… Continue reading Two Milestone Runs, Part 1: The 10-Miler

health, My Firsts

My First: City Cycling Experience

About a month ago I bought my gorgeous new bike, and in doing so became a London Cyclist. This is never a title I wanted if I'm being completely honest; cycling in London always seemed far too dangerous, stressful and frankly life-endangering for me. But nonetheless, once I'd bought the bike, I thought why not. It… Continue reading My First: City Cycling Experience