Focus on what you can control.

Focus on what you can control.

Sometimes it takes a while for your feelings to catch up with your brain. The 2020 Boston Marathon is now six weeks away.  I’m 12 weeks and over 500 miles into training for it. I did a 12 week training plan before that, just to prepare for the training. Just before...
Training Week 1

Training Week 1

  Quick introduction to my training plan: As I go through the weeks I’ll be sharing more about this – with input from my coach, but basically my plan is for 18 weeks.  I’ve picked the version of it that peaks at a 55 mile week.  Structurally my...
Getting Match Fit

Getting Match Fit

As mentioned, my first attempt at a Boston Qualifying Flying Pig was in 2018. That attempt ended week 10 with a nasty and relentless stabbing pain on the outside of my left calf and foot. When this first came on, I ignored it for a while. Then, when I few days later I...
This Pig Might Fly:  Why?

This Pig Might Fly: Why?

I started running in my late teens, nearly 30 years ago. For most of those years, I just ran with no plans and no big goals. I ran the same amount at the same pace. I did a few 5Ks, 10Ks half marathons and one full one back in the days when there were no GPS watches...

The 10 Best Things I Ever Bought from Ikea

I reckon it’s probably been near on 20 years since my first visit to an Ikea and I still have some items that I still regularly use from that first time.  It’s a great way for expats to fill new spaces quickly and cheaply.  (*If you can put up with your husband...
You say Halloween, we say Halloween!

You say Halloween, we say Halloween!

I have now experienced 2 Halloweens in America and I feel I can share some opinions on the differences between the Brit way and the American way (yay)! Here are some notable things I’ve noted!  “FALL-oween”* (*this doesn’t actually work as you have to read...