Olympians Daley Thompson CBE and Snowy Brooks joined Barnardo’s Vice President Baroness Floella Benjamin and more than 20 runners for a training session preparing them for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.
I started running at school. Nothing serious, but I always did OK in the school cross country and the long distance running races at sports day. I wasn’t especially quick but I could keep going when lots of others went out fast and then had to stop. Running a marathon was always something I fancied […]
What does relaxation mean to you? How do you choose to relax? Everyone has their own idea about what relaxing is and those ideas aren’t always compatible. What is relaxing for one person, might be stressful or difficult for someone else. It’s personal choice. For some people this might be catching up on their favourite […]
It’s important as a mum to look after your body and make sure you’re in great shape, although putting that into practice and creating time can be tricky. You might be concerned that you don’t have room in your schedule to stay in shape, but if you look around and are creative with your time and […]
When I was on my way to the start of the marathon the other weekend I was horrified to see about a dozen marathon runners in the queue at the burger van. It makes my stomach churn just thinking about it to be honest. I really can’t think of anything much worse than eating a […]
If you have been reading the blog recently you will have noticed some marathon-related articles. We’ve covered: The busy mummies guide to running a marathon The busy mummies guide to finishing a marathon Marathon recovery tips Now whilst I love setting myself the challenge of the next marathon, I enjoy the race and certainly the […]
If you have been following the blog lately you will know that a while back I wrote an article on ‘The busy mummies guide to running a marathon‘. That was followed by ‘The busy mummies guide to finishing a marathon‘. After a marathon, your body feels unlike it has ever felt before. The first time […]
So a few weeks ago I wrote an article called “The busy mummies guide to running a marathon“. Sunday 14th June was marathon day. My training plan hadn’t really altered since I wrote the article above. So lots of running up the stairs, lots of squats and heel raises whilst ironing, constant wearing of our […]