Focus on the journey marathon training

Focus On The Journey, Not The Destination

That’s it, I’ve completed five weeks of consistent running without the calf injury re-occuring. To say I’m happy is an understatement. During this time I’ve also managed to increase my long runs up to 15 miles, so I’m well on the…

INKnBURN Love

INKnBURN Love

I am super excited – and proud, and amazed – to announce that I have been selected to be an ambassador for INKnBURN. For those of you that don’t know, INKnBURN is a small Californian company that makes women’s and…

I am an Expert Runner

I am an Expert Runner

Running has made me an expert on all sorts of things. I take pride in knowing about blistered feet, black toenails and chaffed skin. I have learnt when to eat and specifically when not to eat. I know about stuff like…

Letter to my body

A Letter to my Body

Dear Body, I appreciate this letter is long overdue. Over the last few months I’ve heaped more pressure on you than ever before and I never really took the time to say thank you and well done… You really do…

Dirt Half Trail Race

The Dirt Half

This week has all been about the Dirt Half. As it was my first half marathon trail race I just wanted to enjoy the race and cross the finish line feeling happy and strong. But the way the week went…

Dirt Half

Dear Dirt Half Marathon,

Dear Dirt Half Marathon, I wonder if you can help me as I’m having a bit of a problem with my running. You see I’ve signed up to do your half marathon race on the 15th November but I’m afraid that date…

Juggling running and family

Juggling Work, Family Life and Running

This week has been one of those weeks. As a wife, mother of two daughters, business woman, marathoner and wannabe ultra runner this week has been less about knowing how I do it and more about just getting on and doing it –…

Race Training and Accountability

Race Training and Accountability

If you want to make sure you do something then you need someone to hold you accountable, and that’s what I tell my BizWhizz clients. Of course, there’s accountability and then there’s accountability… I believe in self-esteem, I believe in…

Running love

O Mojo, Mojo, Wherefore Art Thou Mojo?

I don’t know quite when my running mojo disappeared. It crept off silently, without even the courtesy of a ‘goodbye’. One day I loved my running, the next I was struggling to get motivated to run. I would have been…

parkrun

Why I Love parkrun (aka Why I’m a parkrun Run Director)

For me parkrun is everything that is great about sport, and it’s an idea that is beautifully simple. Turn up, run and then have coffee and toast (and occasionally a bacon sarnie) with friends in the café afterwards. Of course,…