I’m writing this approximately 8 hours after finishing my first half marathon. I’ve learned a lot from the training and the event itself, so from a layman’s perspective, I thought a few top tips for running your first half marathon, might be useful to future runners!
Picture a ginger kid with glasses, slightly goofy teeth, a big fringe that stuck to her forehead, better at spelling than many of her peers. Changing into a pre-teen then teen with spots, warts on her knuckles, who preferred reading and sports to boys and fashion. Picture bullies, picture that girl going bright red and […]
When I was 28, I wrote a post on Budding Smiles about my top 10 things to do before I turned 30. Then I fell pregnant. Very little had been ticked off by my 30th birthday last year! With 9 years and 27 days until my next milestone birthday (and no more babies!), here’s my […]
Enter school in a the year you turn 5, learn and learn and learn. Start being examined from age 7. Make subject choices at 14 that you’re told will determine your future. Narrow those choices down at 16. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!! Today, A Level students are […]
This October, Phil and I will head down to London to run (/walk/crawl) the famous Royal Parks Half Marathon. Phil has run a couple before, and even ran the London Marathon in 2014, but this is my first.
You may (or may not!) know me from my parenting blog Budding Smiles, on which I’ve been duly documenting life through two pregnancies, two babies, and now two toddlers, all with my amazing husband by my side. That blog isn’t going anywhere, but I need a space for me now.