Get motivated now!

Are you currently in your third hour of watching YouTube videos? Eating cereal out of the box with your grubby hands? Have you been planning your trip to the gym or your long run for  a few weeks now with no sign of it actually happening? Here are my tips for getting motivated, now:Right a … Continue reading Get motivated now!

Impromptu racing

My running buddy and I have just signed up last minute for a 10k race next weekend in Paisley. I can't wait to cross the finish line and get that buzz from finishing a race! Once finished I will have just 6 weeks left until I compete in my first ever half marathon (recent updates … Continue reading Impromptu racing

Update: Half-marathon training

  Today I received a reminder email (as if I could forget!) from the lovely people at Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run telling my I have 2 months until I take part in the half marathon. I had worked out the other day that I have 8 weeks left of training, so this didn't … Continue reading Update: Half-marathon training

Longest run to date

After procrastinating for about 10 days I finally completed my longest run of 7 miles last night. This is the longest distance since I completed my first 10k race in May, and feels like a great achievement to me. My last LSD run was about 5.5 miles, so I jumped up quite a bit in … Continue reading Longest run to date

Today’s workout

Today's workout was a late one. I regularly go to a Body Pump class at 5.30pm and I find this motivates me to do a little cardio beforehand. As I am currently training for my first half marathon, I need as much practise as I can get. I'm finding it hard to motivate myself to … Continue reading Today’s workout

Running in the summer heat

    OH MY! What a glorious day it is in Scotland. Its set to be real summer weather all week so I've been looking forward to slotting in some nice wee runs with nice scenery and no fear of being 'rained off'. I woke up late today - about 10am -and wanted to hydrate … Continue reading Running in the summer heat

Rainy day workout

  The weather here in Scotland is pretty poor at the moment, so going outdoor running has become a bit depressing. This week I mixed it up and did some running on the treadmill and added in a little leg and ab work. Above you can see my nike app recorded my time and speed. … Continue reading Rainy day workout

Speed Running… getting there slowly

 My half-marathon training plan calls for one speed run per week, increasing in length by ten minutes each week. As a reasonably new runner, I find this incredibly hard. My sole concern when I go out is to maintain the ability to 'keep running' until the moment I reach my front door, so I definitely … Continue reading Speed Running… getting there slowly

Today’s workout

I slept in ridiculously late today, knowing full well it was 'long run' day. Alas, when I finally dragged myself out of bed it proved to be a wonderful day to get outdoors and do some running. Here in Scotland sunny weather is unusual so I was pleased to see some of it on my … Continue reading Today’s workout

Injured and feeling defeated…

After a positive start to the week (you can read my half-marathon training update here) I woke up on Wednesday with an injured back, and decided not to go to the Metafit class I had booked for that afternoon. I knew I wouldn't physically be able to participate and was worried I would do more … Continue reading Injured and feeling defeated…