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Fashion and lifestyle from a mum of 4 from Nottinghamshire.

Showing posts with label Races. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Races. Show all posts

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Robin Hood Half Marathon...

Do you ever feel your ready to take on the challenge, but find out something is stopping you?

The Robin Hood half marathon!!

Not a good race for me
Perfect course
   Nice, flat and fast
Achievable Pb race
 Around wonderful Nottingham

Beautiful sites~

 University Boulevard, Around Highfields Lake
 Trent building courtyard at the University of Nottingham
Starting and finishing around the stunning Victoria Embankment
Amazing spectators
Over 6,000 finishes

But it just was not  my day.

Firstly I need to get out and race more, wow I was so impressed with how many runners and spectators were at this race. Only half marathons I have done are Worksop, Mansfield and Retford. Knowing I was going to meet up with some friends I expected to turn up and greet them, no way of this happening!!

It was a glorious day, the sun was shining there were thousands of runner and amazing crowds of spectators.

 Off I set wanting to break records ( only my PB records though ) I felt great up to 6 miles, not to fast and not to slow and on time for a pb at half way, that is if I could pull a little time back in the second half. At around 7 miles I slowed for a drink, energy drink station just what I needed. Then a man cut in front of me forcing me to stop, not a problem, usually but this time was different, my knees just felt like they locked.

 Trying to talk myself out of the problem I tried to carry on running, but how do you run when you can not straighten your legs? shuffle, yes shuffle around the next 6 miles. After slowing and shuffling, feeling sorry for myself and drinking to much I then got stitch, arr how can this be happening to me?

The only thing that got me to the end was knowing my family was waiting for me at the end. Oh well I have another half marathon or 2 to plan before London Marathon.

 Got home and slept all afternoon,,, onwards and upwards.

Same thing happened as in London, thought it was my trainers then but now find out not. Husband checked it and found out I have some weak spot to work on, lots of squats... 6 months to improve for London as I never want this to happen again...

Watch out Nottingham, same time same place next year, I am coming to get you and after my shiny new PB


Thursday, 13 June 2013

Favourite Maxi Skirt And My Sons Big Race...

Headband ~ Poundshop
Top ~ Sportsworld
Necklace ~ My old shop
Skirt ~ Primark
Shoes ~ Crocs
Can you believe it was wonderfully warm at 4 o clock yesterday and we go 5 minutes up the road to watch my youngest sons first big race, (fastest kid in town) and it was so windy!! followed by a rain storm!!
3 races he was suppose to do, bless him :( . 
I can say honestly he didn't get the best start, stumble at first but he gave it his all, (saving himself for the last race) and still won his race... yeah...hope you heard me shouting son?  then it rain, pored and then belted it down....
So glad we had the car for shelter!! as we were of to visit my parents afterwards...
So instead of running against the best in each group, and getting his true position, he got a overall position on his time...
5th....  well done son~ ( N ) xx his finish was amazing, he dipped like a true professional at the end and he is only 10!!
Ekk we love a good competition in our family and this was is his first big race against children his age,,, in other news I could not be bothered to exercise yesterday!! do you ever get them days where you just need a little motivation?  My knee is still in pain from my fall :( !!
I want to get fit and need to be more organised but yesterday  I had a lovely day just chilling, and sleeping!! and a few glasses of wine last night, I really don't feel like it today!! but I must make myself go for a run after lunch.
I really should give up cake if I really want to run faster but,,,, it tastes so good!! and the chocolate cream muffin my husband brought me yesterday was amazing.
Hay ho summer is coming, a beach body really would be great so I must keep this in mind ......
Linking up to~

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Yeh 10 Minute PB : Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop...

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Clairejustineoxox and judyh-jsthoughts where you can link up your Wordless / not so Wordless Wednesday photo posts each week...

P.B 1 hour 58 minutes 42 seconds

Monday, 2 July 2012

Olympic Torch And The Mansfield Fun Run 2012 : Creative Mondays Blog Hop..

Guess who got to hold the Olympic torch yesterday?

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up all your creative post each week.... what have you all been up to this week?

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Morning : The Gallery...

Over at The Gallery this weeks theme is morning.

This is my morning so far..

Breakfast eaten.
Tea drank.
Orange juice drank.
4 kids lunch boxes made.
1 hubby's lunch box made and waved of to work.
2 oldest lads waved of to school.
2 youngest children breakfast severed.
2 youngest walked to school and me ready for a run on way to school.
5 and half miles ran (which I am feeling really pleased about after a 5 miles race last night).
More breakfast tea and orange juice had.
5 min's on computer!!!!( well long 5 min's)
Ironing pile started !!

Rinse and repeat tomorrow morning...

Whats your morning been like so far???

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Photo Gallery: Week 99 Action....

Over at The Gallery this week the theme is Action for us to interpret the theme any way we like ....

For us we are a family who love to run me, my husband,my 2 oldest boys are all runners ....

My first race about 7 years ago

First fun run my son won about 2 years ago

Little 2 training up

Something we love to do as a family

We have to go out in the pouring rain

And spend hours in a park waiting to watch them racing
Another hobby we have been taking up is bike riding,although I find this more dangerous!!

I have been taking my little to out and on Saturday I fell of my bike whilst standing still smashing my knee cap on the floor 4,days later I still can't run with the pain....I so miss running...

Off to try again this morning ...

Monday, 16 April 2012

Instagram And Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 16....

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox andJudyh-jsThoughts where you can link up all your creative post each week.... what have you all been up to this week?
Been a busy few weeks with all 4 children off school and my husband having a week off work.We've had Easter,a birthday,day trips out,learning my youngest two to ride their bikes ,races and even started painting my bedroom yesterday but now can't rest until it's done!!

I've not been very creative this last to weeks due to not much time although I have been enjoying taking photo's on my new phone so here is my last 2 weeks in photos...

Now it's your turn to show us what you've been up to....


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