Been mooching for a while and thought it rude not to say hi.
Started running last Feb (ye gods, has it really been that long?) but haven't actually improved in all that time! In fact I've steadfastly refused to run any further than 3 miles, which wouldn't be SUCH a problem except I haven't even gotten any faster over that distance and I still get overtaken by walkers. Or the odd toddler. Or a tortoise.
So 2014 is time to put the big girl panties on I'd like to run Frankfurt marathon eventually (probably not this year...or even next!) which means running a tiiiiny bit further than I'm used to.
So hi all, and if you see me posting about running 3 miles please prod me with sticks!!
I'm so gutted. I've said for ages I want to do a marathon in 2014, so I've been thinking about Brighton 2014 practically since I started running in February, finally decided a few days ago to go for it - only to find it's on my Mum's birthday.
Any other year I'd have said "sod her" and done it anyway, but as it's her 50th I feel she might not be too understanding.
Well done! Sounds like great fun. I wanted to do an adventure/downright filthy race this year but they seem to all be in April/May so I think I've missed the boat. Next year for sure!
Hahaha yes, the magic pink shoes have made a few appearances! They took some getting used to but I love them now.
Did the 5.5km Monday, that was a bit of a struggle (fecking headwind while running uphill...) but I made it. Wednesday did my usual 5km route - annoyingly, I actually felt way better than I did on Monday and like I could have gone further (maybe the 6.5km version), but I was at the back of the pack already and it wasn't fair to make the guys back at the shop wait ages for me to stagger in.
At any rate, about two-thirds round I tripped over a paving slab and banged my knee - at the time I felt fine so I just got up and carried on running, but today my knee is stiff as hell. Probably means I won't be able to run tomorrow. Grumble, grumble. Although getting skinny jeans on this morning without bending my leg was a workout in itself!