Firstly, I’d like to say a huge thank you to those who have donated to my JustGiving page so far. Your donations to Macmillan Cancer Support mean a huge amount, and spur me on to continue training hard to cross the finish line!

Secondly, sorry for the lack of radio silence over the past couple of weeks – If you follow my Instagram account you’ll have seen there hasn’t been an awful lot of running going on recently, for lots of different reasons…

Week 8


8km, 5:45/km

The only run I’ve actually managed in the past two weeks.  After a weekend away at my sister’s hen do, this was exactly what I needed.

The rest of the week was spent either with a migraine, at work events or panicking about having not packed for my holiday. The saving graces were all of the below – being stressed is hungry work don’t you know?

Week 9

The trials and tribulations of week 8 were  completely offset by spending week 9 skiing in the French Alps.  I had originally planned on sticking to my normal diet, but quickly realised that what I really needed more than anything was to just relax, eat what I wanted, drink what I wanted and be safe in the knowledge that 7 hours a day skiing would help to keep my training somewhat on the straight and narrow.

‘Letting go’ is something I’m going to write about in a separate post, but it did me the world of good and I’ve come back completely re-invigorated and ready for the final 8 weeks of training before the big day!

Skiing 4 Week 9