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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, 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

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Road to Soweto: Training Recap, Weeks 3 – 5

I am training for the Soweto 10k on the 5th November 2017. The Soweto Marathon is one of the biggest races in Africa and I am really looking forward to being a part of it! I am also doing a #17in2017 Challenge where the goal is to run 17 races this year! To keep myself accountable… Continue reading Road to Soweto: Training Recap, Weeks 3 – 5

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Road to Soweto: Training Recap, Week 2

I am training for the Soweto 10k on the 4th November 2017. The Soweto Marathon is one of the biggest races in Africa and I am really looking forward to being a part of it! I am also doing a #17in2017 Challenge where the goal is to run 17 races this year! To keep myself accountable… Continue reading Road to Soweto: Training Recap, Week 2