Smug to mug….(running troubles)

Well this is embarrassing but hey it’s fun to share!

Tonight I decided to go for a short run after work as I really enjoyed my last one on Sunday. It was snowing earlier today yet this evening it was really bright and sunny albeit a little chilly. I figured I should make the most of it. 

I started off really well with my running music and my app supporting every move. There was no one out in the fields which was great because I always feel self conscious running around people. It’s especially awkward running towards someone, like I need to make it look easy and stop grimacing! 

I ran easily at the beginning and soon reached a quiet lane. A few cars drove past and I felt pretty smug if I’m honest – this is easy!! There was a bit of a gradient coming up and I thought to myself “yeah I’m up to it tonight”. It was hard but I made it to the top of the ‘hill’ (it isn’t a hill, it’s a slight rise but hey it felt like a hill to me!).

Looking good, I’ve taken a different route to normal and in my head it’s not that far and I can make it the whole way round. Until….

I get this weird thing sometimes when I’m mega hungry, I think it’s low blood sugar level. I feel a bit faint and ‘shaky’ like I might pass out. It’s my fault I should have had a quick snack before running. Oh dear.. It’s a long way back and I’ve totally overestimated my abilities! 

There are more uphill bits and I just don’t have the energy. I walk for a bit and ring my mum for a chat. I’m pondering calling ‘Flint’ but that would be embarrassing and a failing! Mum and I chat for a bit and I notice it’s taking me ages to make any ground and will probably take over 30mins to get home. 

I’m hungry and tired now. I cave…

Jo “hello”

Flint “hello?”

Jo “I need you to come and save me”

Flint “eh?”

Jo “I overestimated myself and I’ve got the shakes”

Flint “are you joking?!” Laughing! 

Jo “no, can you come and get me please?” 

I couldn’t help laughing at my ridiculous situation. Smug to mug in the blink of an eye!


It’s a good job he’s my hero!! 

Just keep running …. 

It’s been a tough week and for a lot of different reasons.

We were supposed to be completing on our house sale yesterday and moving into our new home. Unfortunately on Monday we found out that our buyers had pulled out for health reasons. We can’t be angry, it’s one of those things but it has definitely been stressful. Our house has been packed for 3 weeks and we left out just 2 plates, 2 cups, 2 sets of cutlery etc. We packed all of our clothes except what we thought we would need for that short time and we are surrounded by boxes!

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Running out of time 

We get married in 85 days, I counted just now. That sounds quite a long way off I think? It’s not though, it really isn’t.

For ages I’ve been wanting to start running again. I’ve never been mega mega fit but when Flint and I first met I would run about 3 times a week and normally for an hour or two at a time. Since then, I’ve done nothing except one run in October 2015 with a good friend of mine. Unfortunately even the thought of that colour run approaching didn’t motivate me to train and resulted in walking most of the route – shame!

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A ‘Peak’ into Flint’s world…

In February 2013 Flint was working abroad for 2 weeks and I spent EVERY evening lying on the sofa feeling sorry for myself and watching back to back Grey’s Anatomy.

He was away for our first Valentine’s Day can you believe it?!

Well, I forgave him when he came back and asked if I fancied an attempt at the Yorkshire 3 peaks just 2 days later?? Never liking to refuse a challenge I accepted… no training, no idea what to expect, never walked up a mountain, never walked for longer than 5miles in one hit probably (shameful I know!)

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Like Sunrise and Sunset

We had our first date on the Wednesday and another planned for a few days later. In the meantime however we both had a very important weekend ahead of us and the contrast between the two makes me laugh….

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