Category: Running

It’s all about me…

Hi! I’m Gillian/G/Coach G/GMacSpurr, thanks for popping by my blog.  Normally I blog about races or running in general, but today’s blog is slightly different.  I’ve been posting regular blogs now for the past few months, so thought it would be a good idea…

It’s not all jumping in the air and saying ‘crushed it’…

Regardless of whether you are running for fitness, for fun, or are in the midst of a training cycle, there will be days when you can’t be bothered running.  It happens to us all.  It could be your body’s way of telling you to…

What’s in my hydration belt?

I’m an over-packer. There I said it. I can’t go away for a night without a decent-sized suitcase, I take things ‘just in case’. So my hydration belt is kinda no different. You will see runners who carry nothing with them, not even a…

Race-cation

My first race-cation experience was this January at the Walt Disney World Marathon in Florida.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved the race (see my previous blog post), but I’m not a fan of race-cations (yet!). Here are my positives and negatives to…

Walt Disney World Marathon race recap

Race: Walt Disney World Marathon Location: Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida Date: Sunday 7th January 2018 Start time: 5:30am Costume: Minnie Mouse (mostly handmade by myself with the addition of my regular black running clothes)

Runner’s envy

I’ve got serious runner’s envy. I realised I was a ‘proper’ runner about a year ago. It wasn’t because I was training for a marathon, nor that I had done a 5km, 10km or a half-marathon race in my first 8 months of running….

When a plan doesn’t go to plan

I’m a planner.  I have to-do-lists on top of to-do-lists, but really when it comes down to it, I’m a champion procrastinator.  So when it came to planning my 29 week schedule (to PB at a 5K and half-marathon, and have a fun and…