Training with company #countrykids

A few weeks ago i went to buy some more training shoes. I have been really putting it off as my last time was something of an experience. But i knew that my current trainers had far too many miles on them, way beyond the conservative estimate of the shoe-making companies! So i thought it was time to get some more.

While i was in the shop the runner/shop assistant was asking me about races i had run and when i responded with the fact that i like to run on my own so races would be a little bit tough. She merely responded quietly with ‘you should, you know’

Getting home i realised that she had popped a little leaflet of local races in my bag with the trainers. Flicking through i saw an advert for a local half marathon and 10K in February, checking the calendar i could see that i wouldnt be scheduled on to work that weekend. So i went to the computer and entered!!


So i thought id better crank up my training a bit to get in shape for the longer distance. Im not too bad with distance its just that i rarely have the actual time in my day to do anything lengthy, apart from a the weekend when i can go out later (sun has risen YAY) an then see where it takes me. I usually go further and enjoy the daylight. I cannot wait till the clocks go forward then my usual time to go out is lighter and i don’t go and out and return in the dark. My goal is now to aim for a half marathon by the end of the year! But first lets see how the 10K goes!:)

This week my daughter asked to come with me. I told her it would be slightly longer than she was used to. She was still up for it so we thought we would give it a go! I do cherish these times when i have a bit of alone time but when one of the kids asks if they can come along, i find it really hard to say no. 🙂 In our family i guess the older ones are starting to realise that they need to fight for their alone time with their parents!

So last weekend my daughter was my companion and most of the way she did really well. We stopped to admire some amazing sunrises and went further than we have ever gone before! i love the big fuss the nike app makes about a new PB in something!..makes me feel all special in a funny way.

So who is going to cheer me on, in my first ever race?


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  1. January 25, 2014 / 12:13 am

    I used to love running with my dad when I was younger, special time. Lovely pictures
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  2. January 25, 2014 / 12:15 am

    Oh, I so hoping to start doing the same with my oldest, once the snow has gone and it’s not sub zero any more 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting out for a run with him on his bike. That sunrise is fabulous xx
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  3. Susan Hetherington
    January 25, 2014 / 4:00 am

    I am in awe, total awe. Well done to all of you

  4. January 25, 2014 / 6:46 am

    Well done for entering the 10K. I’ve only ever run 5K and have a loose ambition to run 10, but never seem to be able to push myself enough. I think it really helps to enter yourself into races as it will definitely increase the motivation. Good luck with the training!

  5. Alexandra Mercer
    January 25, 2014 / 8:56 am

    I’m cheering you on. I love going for a run with my daughters too, in fact we’re doing a 10K today 🙂 #CountryKids

  6. January 25, 2014 / 8:56 am

    I’m cheering you on. I love going for a run with my daughters too, in fact we’re doing a 10K today 🙂 #CountryKids

  7. January 25, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Sarah you are so like me but braver. I used to adore running till my knees wore out but would never go in for an official race. Running was just my chill out and thinking space;I had no desire to make it a competitive thing. Now looking back I wonder how I would have got on in a half marathon and am quite sad I never officially did one. Best of luck with your training and great to have the children come with you, my eldest two boys used to do the same and from about age 12 began to out run me so that I struggled with their pace! Very best of luck
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  8. January 25, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    This has made me give myself a kick. Long ago I used to love running. I need to start doing it again. I want that alone time too with the beautiful skies like in your gorgeous photo.
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  9. Becky Willoughby
    January 25, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    well done you! I love racing in events for atmosphere and fun

  10. January 25, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    How exciting Sarah, what an amazing thing to do. I shall be cheering you on most definitely. Loving the sunrise photos and the one of the two of you together 😉
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  11. Karen Bell
    January 26, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    Well done and good luck for the 10k!

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