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Journey to My First Half Marathon, Race Week

After weeks of training, we entered the 19th and FINAL week! This was my hardest week. Not in terms of training but really just keeping all my emotions in check. On the one hand, I was extremely happy (and almost relieved) that Race Week was finally here. All I have been thinking about for 19… Continue reading Journey to My First Half Marathon, Race Week

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Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 17 – 18

After running 17 races last year as a complete beginner, I am now training for my first Half Marathon on the 13th May 2018. Fellow runners, loyal readers, friends and family, here we are – after 18 weeks of training, there is just one more week left until I stand at that Start Line of… Continue reading Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 17 – 18

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Journey to My First Half Marathon, Week 16

After running 17 races last year as a complete beginner, I am now training for my first Half Marathon on the 13th May 2018. My mum asked me on Sunday, “Do you remember when we had to get a sick note from the doctor because you were  terrified to participate in a cross-country running event?” I could… Continue reading Journey to My First Half Marathon, Week 16

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Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 13 – 15 (Highlights)

After running 17 races last year as a complete beginner, I am now training for my first Half Marathon on the 13th May 2018. Training for a Half Marathon is hard. Not so much the running but juggling running with gym, kids’ school activities, birthday parties, work assignments and everything else in between! The last… Continue reading Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 13 – 15 (Highlights)

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Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 11 – 12

After running 17 races last year as a complete beginner, I am now training for my first Half Marathon on the 13th May 2018. I loved a blog post by Kelly Roberts from ‘She Can and She Did’ where she said of herself that “I am just not a very gifted runner”. This really struck a… Continue reading Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 11 – 12

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Journey to My First Half Marathon, Week 10

After running 17 races last year as a complete beginner, I am now training for my first Half Marathon on the 13th May 2018. Once at a dinner party my husband made the bold statement that “The default setting of a human being is laziness”. There was an awkward silence at the table as people… Continue reading Journey to My First Half Marathon, Week 10

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Journey to My First Half Marathon, Week 9

After running 17 races last year as a complete beginner, I am now training for my first Half Marathon on the 13th May 2018. This has been a solid week of training for me. Coach Nicola kept things interesting by adding a hills workout as well as a tempo run!  I thoroughly enjoyed both, although the… Continue reading Journey to My First Half Marathon, Week 9