The self-care guide for self-isolation

When I wrote about my 30before30 plans a few weeks ago, I didn’t for one min think that quarantine would be on that list.

Yet here we are.

Rewind back to early Feb and I’m laughing at memes on the internet about Coronavirus… It’s now 17th March and I’m still laughing at memes on the internet, just through gritted teeth and anxiety at the prospect of being locked in my flat for weeks/months to come. And just wanting this whole thing to end very soon. Continue reading

2019 flop prevention

OK, so it’s been a couple of months since I last blogged following the NY marathon and Adam’s 30th birthday. I said I would keep writing and running, but so far it hasn’t been going so well has it.

The problem is, since hounding people for charity donations for the 30for30 challenge, I don’t really know what to write about.

A lot goes on in my head, but it all seems pretty pointless writing about it without a sentence at the end to request some cash…

But now, as I sit here with zero plans apart from to do a 13mile training run, I’ve ran out of unnecessary things to do to waste my time. So I’ve ended up here… Continue reading

New York, New York: The grand finale

NYC marathon

Race: NEW YORK MARATHON
Distance: Marathon
Date: 4th November
Supporting Runners: Jemma Love, Stephanie Mace, Rachel McCourty
Fundraising to date: £15,051 (including gift aid)
Finishing Time: 00:04:30:00

It’s been 1 week since I landed back from New York after the biggest, most important race of them all – the NYC marathon.

I’ve been putting off writing the blog, so much so that any followers that don’t have me on social media, may be wondering if I even completed the race…. spoiler alert, I did! Continue reading

Blogging on flight MT2848

My Post (1)

Race: Glow in the park
Distance: 5k
Date: 27th October
Supporting Runners: Jemma Love, Rachel McCourty, Christa Ntuli, Matt McCourty, Darren Nadin
Fundraising to date: £8,162
Finishing Time: 00:36:03

As I sit here ready to take off for NYC, flight socks at the ready (as recommended by physio) – I realise I now have 7 hours on this flight to whack out the blog for race number 29 – the glow in the park 5k. Continue reading

The greatest run (worry) of all…

Simply Health Great North Run 2018

Race: Great North Run
Distance: Half marathon
Date: 9th September
Supporting Runners: Mo Farah
Fundraising to date: £5,000(!!)
Finishing Time: 00:02:04:58

A few months ago, I applied through Mind for a guaranteed place in the Great North Run. A work colleague had done this race and told me how amazing it was. It’s on the telly and Mo Farah does it – I wanted to do it too.

I was told of the £250 minimum fundraising for a place – which thanks to you guys, we hit a long time ago. Continue reading