Sophia's Blog

Welcome to my Marathon Blog! I will try to keep you updated with progress toward my goal of running the Milton Keynes’ marathon on 02/05/22. Keep checking back here for updates and please consider making a donation below!

4 weeks ago no Comment

I just had the ‘best’ time! It was special, splendid, wonderful, fun, empowering and revitalizing! I did not let anyone down 🙂 This I am eternally grateful for. I was able to talk to people throughout and people commented on how strong I was. Comments such as ‘you look so powerful’ and ‘I don’t think […]

4 weeks ago no Comment

Feel totally fine! How amazing is that. No injury/injuries that I know of. I practiced running and eating haribo! he he. was great. Only thing to learn is to know when I am down to my last one! And I may not be Usain Bolt but I am thinking like this: ‘Worrying gets you nowhere. […]

4 weeks ago no Comment

Only half an hour. I guess ‘they say’ to do this so enough to loosen up/keep fitness but not too much to give any strain so as to get the body ready for the big day. All went well. I also practiced running with a running vest…. still not sure whether to take one or […]

1 month ago no Comment

I always seem to run faster when I am with the club so I decided this would be my ‘tempo run’. I also greatly benefit from talking to them about all sorts including advice on the marathon. This time I asked questions about music and podcasts. I was sad to hear that a fellow runner […]

1 month ago no Comment

The instructor said anyone who beats Sophia sprinting will get a free session – no one did! Someone asked me if I had always been good at sprinting. I said I’d always been picked as a forward for hockey as supposedly I am fast, but equally was thinking in my head I think me running […]

1 month ago no Comment

I have just loved running the long distances so I am happy that I have done my last long run at the same time I am very happy that I also feel like I could keep going… in a way I am… just a longer rest and then the BIG ONE! YAY! The run was […]

1 month ago no Comment

Great session. I stayed a little back from my ‘full potential’ as I was planning a more muscle session as I ran a lot only recently. Worked well as I was able to get to know someone by keeping at their pace. Went to a new part of the area and it was beautiful!

1 month ago no Comment

Robin and I are writing thank you cards to those local people we know who have donated. A small appreciation. I used this run to drop them off. It is great for getting to know peoples names and where they live :). It was a ‘steady’ run. Very nice.

1 month ago no Comment

Nothing like a bit of Queen to get you up the hills! Great cross-country run. All the hills makes it great for stretching calves and generally it being harder than flat so brilliant training. There is a Queen Tribute Band 2.30 – 4.30 at the Marathon. Come along!?

1 month ago no Comment

I kept it local so could wish everyone I saw a Happy Easter. The resting for me for days at a time – as in no running –  seems that my muscles like calves get tight. This is fine as after a few km it goes however I think even if I just do a […]

  1. Anonymous Cash Donations - Box Outside House Anonymous Cash Donations - Box Outside House

    £20.45 + £5.11 Gift Aid
  2. Gemma Saunders-Brennan

    £26.00
    Well done Sophia! So proud of you 😀
  3. Cash Donations Cash Donations

    £121.66
    These are cash donations made either through people putting a note and monies through our door, our collection box at the front of the house or at the Childrey Stores or at the Pilots Together photo shoots. Much of this was anonymous. £10 from Sandy, £5 from Irene, £20 Fiona and £30 from Sue (Fiona and Sue - I think I remembered correctly - there or there abouts - I tried to take note quickly when you handed me the cash before putting in with the donations - all very generous.), Tom £unknown amount. Thank you so very much! :).
  4. Sarah Woolley

    £26.52 + £6.63 Gift Aid
    Well done Sophia!!
  5. Jan Coe

    £20.45 + £5.11 Gift Aid
    Supporting you all the way -Jan
  6. Kathryn Leech

    £26.62 + £6.66 Gift Aid
    Good luck Sophia. I've been very impressed by your drive, determination and positivity in your fund raising and marathon training. I'm sure you'll have a fab run, enjoy yourself, stay hydrated, and walk if you want to, you've done the hard work already 👍
  7. Julia Atkins

    £20.45
  8. Hilary Boardman

    £10.00
  9. David Quilter

    £20.49
    You’re amazing!
  10. Paul Hughes

    £5.00