This is a short update really, but marathon training is still currently underway as the final decision has not yet been made on whether the race will go ahead. To be honest with you, I would be pretty surprised if the whole event was able to take place as it involves so much work, with … More The New Normal – Marathon Training – Part Four
If you’re one of those people who likes a bit of challenge and a project in their life (which I can totally relate to) then you probably have tried your luck at entering the ballot for the London Marathon more than once. If you’ve absolutely set your heart on running the London Marathon, then I’ve … More How To Stay Motivated When Training For Your First Marathon
As the weeks in lockdown have gone on, marathon training has become a huge part of my daily routine and focus. Running and workouts (I’m still working through Briana K Fitness’ Fit At Home programme which I picked up for just $2 in one of her excellent sales!) have provided me with a period of … More The New Normal – Marathon Training Part Two
The London Marathon was understandably postponed until 4 October 2020, and so now I am lucky enough to have something to aim for, a challenge on the horizon, which has proven to be really helpful for me. If you’re a key worker, then you will no doubt be rushed off your feet all day but … More The New Normal – Marathon Training
So Friday night I watched Brittany Runs A Marathon with my friends and enjoyed a Joe Wicks curry as I promised myself as treat at the end of Week One of really starting marathon training. My fitbit tells me that I clocked up 749 active minutes last week, and a total of 122,471 steps so … More Diary 2 – Emily Runs A Marathon
Yesterday morning marked my first proper run since Christmas. Yes I’ve been dabbling in the gym this week but that’s the easy bit – it’s warm, there a variety of activities to do and if you nab just the right machine you can watch Star Trek The Original Series or The Simpsons as you get … More Diary 1 – Emily Runs A Marathon
It is January, reader, and I have spent the last two weeks either suffering from flu and refusing to eat, or latterly compensating for a week of barely eating by eating everything in sight, ideally smothered in chocolate and/or cranberry sauce. My marathon training plans went out the window for just over a fortnight but … More Emily Runs A Marathon
After a bit of an unplanned hiatus from blogging, I am now planning to be back and more dedicated than ever (don’t we all say that?) and I am newly invigorated having completed the 2016 London Marathon on Sunday 24 April! After months of training, worrying and buying every piece of sports clothing and equipment … More I Ran The Marathon
Taking on running a marathon was always going to be a daunting task, so that part hasn’t surprised me. What has surprised me is the battle of wills going on in my body every day. Whilst part of me wants to lie in bed at any opportunity, warming up my feet, resting my legs, there … More Marathon. So Where Am I Now?
I’ve been debating for a while whether to start posting marathon updates on my blog. I do not profess to be an expert in running, exercise, fitness or health in general. In fact at times I am the furthest thing from it (I’m looking at you sausage and egg McMuffin), but the challenge of running a … More Marathon.