So I ran the race. And I loved it. I never really understand that I don’t race much, have to be coaxed into racing and then when I do it I love it. Why do I resist doing something I enjoy? Most times (London 2013 was an exception) I am beaming from ear to ear,… Continue reading A race, interrupted training and the new year.
Yes finally. After months of nothing much to report, I’m back in the game. Back at it. Back on a schedule. I am really interested in the topic of personal change and personal development. Some of this relates to training, but much of relates to life in general. I find that, in most cases, any personal… Continue reading I’ve got a new plan, Stan!
It has been 2 months since my Ironman – almost to the day. That race was the culmination of nearly a year’s training. All the while, when other stuff was going on, I was thinking “Ironman”. Every time someone invited me somewhere or I planned a trip, I thought about my training. When people mentioned… Continue reading Onwards.
Yes, enough already. I know that. This is IT. After this post, I am an Ironman so relax and know there are no more cliffhangers. Although – Jeanne McCann – that might be slightly overstating it? In the past few months, my running has been great. The workouts that I found really hard were my… Continue reading I am an Ironman – part 3 (and this is it!)
I felt a massive sense of relief running out of the water – I had just achieved a goal that I had felt serious doubts over for a year and I was still in one piece, more than 30 minutes off the cutoff (2 hrs 20 mins). To top that, I saw my first supporters… Continue reading I am an Ironman – part 2
Yeah I know. I hate those 3 or 4 part Ironman posts that people post because I’m all like “I want to read it all – NOW!”. But trust me. I’ve already cut this WAY down. This post has been drafted and redrafted. And cut and cut and cut. I’ve spared you the update on… Continue reading I’m an Ironman – part 1
All of a sudden, my great big hairy-assed goal for 2014 is almost here – 5 weeks to go till raceday… Right now, today, I’ve hit a brief, and possibly my last, pause in training before the big day. I’ve just completed my 2 hardest training weeks (19 hours and 17 hours, respectively) and this… Continue reading 5 weeks to go!
I’ve been trying to write this post for nearly 2 weeks now and I just cannot get a handle on the angle I should be taking. Should I tell you about all the great stuff I did with my mother? About all the wonderful friends I saw and spent time with? The superstars I collared… Continue reading Boston 2014! Or what it’s like to run the best race of your life.
I’ve just returned from an amazing, invigorating, inspirational run camp. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a good get-together with other runners and it was much overdue. It was great to talk to other runners about their races, their training, their experiences – I’ve come away with ideas about how to improve my… Continue reading Why bother? Or why it’s harder to follow the advice on your Lululemon bag than you might like to think.
As those of you who have been following my blog for a while know, 2 1/2 years ago I changed careers (again!) and qualified to be a personal trainer. Yup, in a period of immense change and upheaval for my family, I decided I needed to add something to my already overloaded plate and live… Continue reading On getting, having and being a coach