Hello. It has been 10 months since my last blog post. A number of times, I have considered closing my WordPress account and deleting this blog. Instead, I am back. This post is about why I stopped running and why that meant I felt I could no longer write a running blog. It is also… Read More Failure, Injury, Depression and Getting back up and Doing it all over Again.
Pride comes before a fall. For runners there is a high chance that saying may come true in the literal sense as well as metaphorically. Coasting through life on the high of my 13k run (Can we walk a bit slower today, I ran 13k yesterday. Yes really) I walked out the stiffness on Monday… Read More Going from Bad to Worse
If you had told me 5 years ago that I would, one day, get up at 6.30 am on a Sunday and then run 13 kilometers – FOR FUN! I would have made a discreet phone call and had you referred to a specialist unit where you could receive the necessary care because you were clearly… Read More Fueling
I have no idea if other people do this or not but I decided to build 2 break weeks into my half marathon training plan. My first was last week, after week 4, and the second is after week 8. Then the final 4 weeks will take me to those 13.2 miles. I have ages… Read More Taking a break and getting faster
Have I ever mentioned I am a researcher by profession? I don’t do it for a living these days, having got a bit burnt out as I specialised in social research and it led me down some tricky alleys during the early 2000’s. However, I am a researcher by personality and if I am interested… Read More Playing with my PEL
Weeks 2 and 3 of Half Marathon training are complete and I am now half way through Week 4 – time is zipping along very quickly. I am bang on schedule for my training plan. I’ve said it before, and will say it again, I like a Plan! Weeks 2 and 3 were like all… Read More Metaphorical Heels
I use WordPress mostly on my phone with the Android app. Recently I have struggled to follow blogs I find online. Where is the Follow button? Why can’t I do a search of WordPress by blog name?? Is it me, am I doing it wrong? It shouldn’t be this hard to follow a blog. Rant… Read More Why is it so hard to follow new blogs?
I am considering changing the name of this blog to Snot Rocket Backsplash just because it’s such a great phrase. If you are considering starting one, you can have that on me. I experienced said backsplash today on the final km of my long slow run as I ran uphill into a headwind. It was… Read More Snot Rocket Backsplash
One of the reasons I stopped running for a while was the need to spend my time doing other things. The time we devote to training is a much discussed topic and there are many strategies for fitting training around your life. Not all these approaches are practical for everyone, for example I live in… Read More Is Running a Time Waster or Time Gainer?
The last 3 weeks have been challenging times in my personal life. One of my daughters has been having problems at school, my husband has started a new job, my own work has been very busy and my health has not been great, with my stomach giving me quite a lot of pain. I got… Read More I lost my running Mojo…Then I found it again