Wednesday 1 January 2014

My #LETJOG14 Intro Post

I have signed up to LETJOG14 which is basically to run the equivalent of Land's End to John O' Groats over the course of the year. Dan who started the challenge wants to learn more about the people mad keen enough to make the attempt. So here I go with the questions he has set:

Me running
My first competitive 10k last month!

How would you describe your current attitude/approach to running?
I am keen novice who has been running for less than a year. I took up running to help lose weight and to get into shape. My runs have to be squeezed into a limited time slot between getting my children to school and going to work! This means that I go out running alone but love the local landmarks and landscapes as I go.

Do you have a running career highlight? What is it?

Completing the Langdale Christmas Pudding 10 km race in just over an hour. My first competitive event at this distance and despite horrendous weather (see photo above) I had a respectable finish. Signed up for April equivalent with aim to do it under an hour...

Why are you taking on the #LETJOG14 challenge

As a newbie I want to keep up the momentum (especially in the poor winter weather) and have a reason to keep on running. I have signed up for 3 races already in 2014 but trying to run 15 miles a week to keep on target needs a big incentive!

How long do you plan to cover the distance?

It's going to take me all year (which is why I started today). Going to take some planning as to how to fit all the running in around the children as they can't run as far as I can...

How do you plan to cover the distance?

I have already signed up for the St George's 10 km race in Langdale in April, the Grasmere Gallop 5.7 km fun run in June (can't do 10 km as my 7 year old wants to take part with me) and a Race for Life. I am also going to have to do a couple of 10 km plus training runs each week plus shorter ones with my son at weekends.

What's the one thing your fellow participants should know about you outside of running?

I am mostly fuelled by coffee needing 2 mugs from the Tassimo to get myself going in the morning...


  1. 'cuddle a guinea pig - ambassadors for world peace' was the theme I chose for the photo challenge on WordPress in november -

  2. Good luck Becky, great challenge. Mich x

  3. I never knew that you could get guinea pig harnesses.

  4. nor did I - same ones as for ferrets!

  5. Oh the cats are looking very intrigued :) your guine pig looks like its having fun though!

  6. Coombe Mill (Fiona)4 January 2014 at 00:43

    That is the funniest post! I love the captions to go with the photos, the cat's expressions are priceless! What a fun present from Santa, I wonder if Theo could walk his pet rat in the same way? Great link up.

  7. Sara (@mumturnedmom)4 January 2014 at 04:24

    That is just brilliant! I had no idea you could get a 'lead' for a guinea pig :)

  8. Sarah @apartyofseven4 January 2014 at 06:26

    ha! i had no idea u can walk a guinea! what a great idea!

  9. I'm going to have to hide these fab photos of your guinea pig on a walk from my kids or else....And beware cats of the guinea pig armed guard!


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