Confession: My biggest fear

Confession: One of my biggest fears is of tripping and falling into the road while running on city streets.  I’d be toast. I wouldn’t stand a chance.  Just the thought is giving me shivers!

40,000 butterflies in my stomach

A week from today I will be running the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, a 10k run open to runners, joggers and walkers. It will be a day of firsts for me! It’s my first year running this race, and my first time running 10k.

Every spring over the past few years it was guaranteed that someone, somewhere would ask me if I would be signing up for the mini marathon.  I’ve always said no.  Until this year. I must admit I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand I’m super excited about it, on the other I’m feeling trepidation.
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Running to the voice in my head; Terenure 5 mile race

A wise person once said “The voice you listen to creates the reality you live in”.  I never felt the truth of those words as much as I did today.

This morning I ran the Terenure 5 mile race.  I finished with a chip time of 1:13:12.  All in all I’m pretty happy with my run, even though I was hoping to finish in 1:10:00.  It definitely wasn’t the slowest long run I’ve ever done, so progress is progress!

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A 5 mile milestone!

Approximately 4 and a half days from now I’ll be running the Terenure 5 mile road race.  My first 5 mile race.  It’s also my last long run before I run a mini-marathon in June. I’ve run 5 miles before or 8k as I prefer to think of it.  In fact, I’ve run longer than that. So 5 miles isn’t impossible, not for me!

But, I’m still a bit nervous about this 5 mile race.  I’m also a lot excited.

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