Well, I suppose in all honestly it is time to move on.
When I first started this blog – the purpose of it was to tell the story of my training from the start of my plan in December to the start line in London on April 17th of this year. And it served that purpose well. I have enjoyed writing about my training, the highs and the lows, and the subsequent support that I have received as a result.
But that was all it was ever about, and I think I had assumed it would come to a natural conclusion. However, whilst there are still people prepared to read my drivel I suppose I better continue to spout it :-)
Not a great deal has happened since my last blog (the write-up of VLM’11), I have mostly spent my time sitting and recovering. In the first week I simply ate more carbs in a similar manner to the way I had been getting them down my throat in the run up to the big show!
With Lyndsey signing up for the Race for Life in support of a dear friend Jan, we set about a 5 week plan to get her from couch – to – 5km ready and went out for a couple of jog/walk sessions. On the first one, she proudly declared that she felt like a proper runner with her ponytail swishing. The second one was not such a pretty picture, moans and groans arrived with every footfall – and since then we have not been out. Still, it was one hell of an achievement to get that far! :-)
The week after that I decided to turn up for the first race in the Tees Trail Summer Series at Coulby Newham petting zoo. This was a great fun trail race, and at the end I was lucky enough to meet another twitter friend @julienisbet (check out all the amazing things she has planned for charity). It was tough on the legs and lungs following a 26.2mi race and then two week lay-off, and the steps at about half way got to many competitors. I didn’t set the world on fire with my time, and although the course came up short of 5k I was relatively pleased with my 25minutes.
That’s about all I’ve done on the running side of things. I have also been surfing and I managed to stand up!! Woohooo! Only once mind, and only briefly – but it was such a rush!! :-) can’t wait to go out again, but there has been zero swell in Saltburn recently, so we’re waiting for our teacher to take us out whenever she is not gallivanting around Europe!
In the meantime though, I have added a few extra pages to this blog. Following the links at the top of the page you can view the races I have completed and are upcoming, you can also see the training plans for my upcoming half marathon in Yorkshire and the big one – Chester Marathon in October.
So there you go – glutton for punishment that I am, have entered another marathon!! And this blog will track my training and progress as I head towards this goal.
So I hope you all enjoy reading!