Author Archives: Neotropic

Autumn Leaves

It has been sometime since I last blogged and I apologise for my slackness! Since my trials and tribulations of my journey as a marathon runner, life has just taken over. Here we are at the end of what was … Continue reading

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Marathon Diaries: The Finish Line!

I cannot quite believe that it has been nearly two weeks since  I ran the London Marathon, and what an amazing journey it has been! Firstly thank you all who contributed to both Charities Crohn’s and Colitis and Parkinson’s, you have all been … Continue reading

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Marathon Diaries: Mind over Matter!

With 6 days to go until London , it’s now all about putting the hard training to bed and preparing for the big day mentally! The past two weeks I have struggled with a calf niggle and wasn’t sure I … Continue reading

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20 Days to go!

It is so close now, 20 days to go today! how am I feeling? Excited and nervous all at the same time, relieved that the really big runs have now passed and its time to taper! The last few weeks have … Continue reading

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Marathon Diaries weeks 9/10

With 5 weeks to go until the big day, the training seems to be going to plan. Two long runs in week week 8 of 12 miles and 18.  The 18 was quite an experience as the weather forecast was rain … Continue reading

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Marathon Diaries weeks 7/8

The weeks just seem to be slipping by and the milage is moving up! Week 7 was a good week, I felt strong, running just over 50 miles! I admit I still do have the odd moment of  am I going … Continue reading

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Marathon diaries weeks 5 & 6

Time seems to be flying by 6 weeks into the training! Week 5 was particularly hard the legs were feeling heavy and two long runs in the week were tough going. The 16 miler was particularly hard for me mentally … Continue reading

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Marathon Diaries weeks 3/4

It has been a busy couple of weeks, and the juggling of creative life versus running life is just like that a game of throwing balls in the air and catching them at the right time! I have been a … Continue reading

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Marathon diaries part II

Here we are again, another week of training over and a new one starting! Last week was a good week, hard work but I felt great, two long runs of 10 and 11 miles, the latter after a tough Sussex … Continue reading

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Marathon Runner!

2017 is upon us and I am gearing up for my very first marathon, a late starter to this event but one I have wanted to do for some time. In fact I am lucky enough to have a place … Continue reading

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