We are currently about 9 weeks out from the London Marathon. I'm at the tail end of week 7 of my plan. And I am still largely in one piece. So what's been happening? Well, no news is pretty much good news! Largely my training has been going according to plan. This time around I am … Continue reading The Power of the Running Buddy – London Chronicles 2
Ladies and gentlemen - I am a runner again! My latest visit to Achilles ended with him finally giving me permission to add running back to the list of things I am allowed to do. This is very exciting, even if by 'running' he means 'run/walk, and with the running bits very slow'. To celebrate, … Continue reading Definitely the Tortoise
Don't let your struggle become your identity. We all know that running makes you happy. There are lots of reasons for this; it releases endorphins. It helps you feel healthy. It allows you to set targets, and when you reach them it gives you an enormous sense of achievement. It reduces stress, partly thanks to those … Continue reading A Long Way Down
There's something to be said for blissful ignorance. There I was at my third appointment since getting back from my holiday, patiently allowing my physio to crank up the voltage on the electrotherapy machine. I even resisted the urge to yell out 'it's aliiiive!' when the pulses of power through my shin started making my foot … Continue reading I Wish I Hadn’t Asked….
Today I woke up at 12pm, because I hadn't set an alarm. It's Long Run Sunday. Gosh, this hasn't happened for a while. Since coming back from San Francisco I've had two physio sessions and a meeting with my coach. My physio has been allowing me to go with my self-diagnosis of 'calf strain and … Continue reading New York, New York – Not Gonna Be A Part of It
I left my heart in San Francisco. High on a hill it calls to me to be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars! Sometimes running is about knowing when not to run. For our second weekend in the Bay Area, Mr Duff and I had signed up for the Healdsburg Half Marathon. … Continue reading San Francisco Chronicles 3 – Wine Country DNS