It’s all about the glutes

Last night I paid a man to hurt me. I didn’t think I’d ever say that.  He was a sports therapist though, so that’s OK, right? I took my sore back to see Grant McLullich.  It turns out that it’s not my back that is causing my pain… it’s my backside. (Insert your own joke Read More …

2 weeks…

It’s been two weeks since I hurt my back.  It’s improving slowly.  I can put my own socks on and everything! When I set out on the road to a marathon injury was always my biggest concern, even more than the time commitment needed for the training.  As I’ve been hobbling around for longer and Read More …

Best laid plans

Well, so much for making plans. My last post was all about what I am going to do. I have big plans for running this year and I got off to a great start. I ran a great 16km on 2nd January and a nice 8km on the 4th. I was feeling a bit tight Read More …

resolved

I rarely make New Year resolutions but I resolve that 2012, my 40th year, will be all about the miles. I will run the 5 mile Olympic Park Run in March. I will run my first marathon in Edinburgh in May. I will run the Great Scottish Run half marathon in Glasgow in September. I Read More …

slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

Last week I was just one week into my marathon training, and already lacking motivation. This week my running has been better, even though the weather hasn’t been.  My runs have felt good. The Monday long run felt comfortable and I’m getting the hang of running a little bit slower.  The idea is to run Read More …

motivation

I’m a whole week into my marathon training and the weather is already testing my motivation. I’ve been soaked, blown about and cold.  I’ve also had some really good runs. I ran with someone for the first time in years on Thursday and enjoyed the company.  Anthony is also training for his first marathon and Read More …