With under five weeks to go until I run the London Marathon for Fallen Angels, training is going really well!
I have really enjoyed doing Parkrun on a Saturday morning at 9 am which happens across the country in different parks – the first ever Parkrun was set up in Bushy Park which is five minutes away from my house!
Parkrun is a 5km run with a great atmosphere, it’s totally free and attracts loads of different people, it’s the perfect way to start the weekend and gives me a good excuse to go out for a big breakfast at my favourite cafe afterwards haha!
In August I reached the halfway point in my training plan by completing the Kempton Park Half Marathon. I ran alongside my boyfriend Tom, and we had the support of a few friends and my sister on the sidelines.
It was one of the hottest Saturdays of the summer which made it a slightly unbearable run. I think everyone that day was just glad to make it over the line in one piece and go and find some shade!
After a few hiccups with cramp and knee problems, we managed to crawl over the line in 2 hours and 25 minutes. Safe to say we made light work of the huge barbecue when we got home!
The thing I love about running is that no matter how much you hate the run you always feel amazing afterwards. I was so glad we managed to complete this half marathon and as a result, my endorphins were through the roof singing my heart out in the car on the journey home!
Talking of music, I can never run without some good tunes keeping me going. I think my top three songs to run to at the moment are:
- I’m Still Standing – Elton John (this has the perfect beat to keep your feet moving at a quick pace!)
- Believe – Cher (this song honestly makes me feel like I could do anything haha!)
- Good times – Ella Eyre (this instantly pumps up the energy levels no matter how tired you are!)
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