Author Archives: shazruns

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!

Head II Head

I have spent most of the week, thinking about VLM, remembering how I was feeling last year and kind of feeling blue that I am not involved at all this year, other than a watcher and supporter. Yesterday I headed … Continue reading

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Joining up the dots

Thursday was the last day of my Easter holidays. Granted I don’t go back to work till Tuesday, but hubby off Friday through Tuesday so this in my mind was my last day of freedom. The Teenager was given notice that … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement 

It is possible to run 26 miles with your knickers on back to front, without any adverse effects. I’m thinking this might be the way forward! You are welcome!

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Shall I, shan’t I

With the slightly hugely disastrous Ex to Axe my thoughts have turned to the Jurassic 100k which is far too near for my liking. The internal arguments started about whether I should partake or not of this little adventure. I … Continue reading

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Welsh Wales

Last week we sloped off to Cardiff for a couple of days. Wales is not far for us, up the M5 across the Severn Bridge pay £6.70 and we are in. Day one we went to Cardiff Castle The ‘apartments’ … Continue reading

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Ex to Axe II

Last year I did this run along the coast, I recall enjoying it, oh the difference a year makes! I should have read last years blog before entering, the last line says ‘A huge sense of accomplishment that I have … Continue reading

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Life is on the up

This week was the Running Club AGM. I wasn’t going to go as not feeling very social but an email came out saying they were voting on a new committee and there were more volunteers than posts, so thought best … Continue reading

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