I’m running a bloody marathon. Week 12.

Loved this blog, made me laugh, had to share, enjoy. Best wishes, julie


On Saturday, after my third lame, tortoise-hearted two-mile run of the week, I tweet.

“Another crap run. Not feeling it this week. But I don’t have to feel it. I just have to do it. Sometimes consistency is all I can give.”

And sometimes, consistency is all you’ve got. You arrive back home after the run, wet fringe plastered to forehead, ponytail soaked with sweat. You feel like shit. There is no runner’s high that day, just a deflated feeling and the knowledge that your best wasn’t good enough. There are no endorphins for you. Just a red mark on your shoulder where your sports bra has been chafing.

You want the magic back. You want that lump in your throat when you ran 5K for the first time. You want that moment when you grinned while sprinting through the perfect spring morning feeling so capable and so perfectly free.

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About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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2 Responses to I’m running a bloody marathon. Week 12.

  1. pwhent says:

    Brilliant. Her irreverent style made me laugh!!!

  2. Mimi Loves to Run says:

    Good luck!! I am sure you will do great. So refreshing to read someone else express similar experiences with their training. Rock On! Best, Mimi

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