Why I’ve been MIA, the London marathon ballot & the GIVEAWAY winner!

Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚

yup, it’s been a while… two weeks. I really don’t think I have ever stayed away from my blog for such a long time. Saying that life took over would be a total understatement! So grab a cup of coffee and let’s catch up… what do you do when life is running out of control? well, you kinda run along playing catch up I guess!

So what has happened the past two weeks… well as you ‘ve probably remembering me saying the past two weeks were extremely crucial for my experiments. And that is what I did… work, work, work and then work some more. Also – with some good timing and a side of luck – I tapered for my half marathon last week. Or at least this was the excuse I used to myself for only running a 5km the whole week… The outcome? Well I got both bad and good news…

I went from this —>


to this —>


and then this –>


in about 2 days ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So let’s see…

The good news: my experiment looks like it’s working ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ – not totally out of the woods yet but hopefully will be by mid next week!! Also got a new PB for my royal parks half marathon!! 1:59:35ย ๐Ÿ˜€ Yup, I know cut it pretty close! I swear I haven’t sprint like that before. EVER…. I felt like my life depended on it!

The bad news: I got the nastiest (is that even a word?@?@) upper respiratory infection again… the even worse news? I had to work through it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ plus the weekend…. I feel totally crappy, weak, tired but most of all worried!! Missed a full week of marathon training and I am terrified!

I ‘m feeling a little better today and tomorrow I will attended an awesome event at Decathlon ๐Ÿ˜‰ more to come soon ! So let’s hope that I am indeed getting better!

Ok, let’s move on to other news ๐Ÿ™‚

London marathon ballot ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Maybe next year…. I did get a really cool running sweater out of it though and I wore it today to work – perks of being a scientist, no dress code lol – and I saw another lady wearing it on the subway ๐Ÿ™‚ we smiled and secretly high fived each other ๐Ÿ™‚

The GIVEAWAY winner for this incredible book that I totally loved!


(drum roll sound………………………. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )


Congratulations Gabrielle ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Email me your address at taleoftworuns@gmail.com !!

As for work, well my afternoons look a lot like this —>


along with piles of tissues, cough syrup, chamomile tea and pills…. oh the fun!

I really believe that about 4 days ago my body was like “oh, you can keep running around like a mad woman it’s totally cool. I will just take a moment…” and that was it…

Finally here are some random photos from the past two weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

If I look in pain in some of them it is because I was…the last 1000m was incredibly hard! Also what do you think of @mymamus supporting #teamspinal??? (yes, he was carrying the banner ๐Ÿ˜‰ )


This cool event at sweaty betty called hip hop yoga from TAPPED water ๐Ÿ™‚ Literally felt like bliss after 5 straight days of my sitting in a chair in a small cold room performing experiments… so relaxing ….

oh and a reminder! Our virtual 5km run is ON this month! Sigh up and get your awesome blink running along with Penny plain fit and me ๐Ÿ™‚


So that’s what I have been up to the past few days… what about you people?? any new ย PBs I might have missed or awesome news to share??

Have a great weekend!

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6 thoughts on “Why I’ve been MIA, the London marathon ballot & the GIVEAWAY winner!

    1. I wish but it ‘ll get a little pricey to travel all the way to France for the race ๐Ÿ˜ฆ maybe something local IF i survive my first marathon and haven’t hated running all together lol


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