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Two school visits and training getting back on track

Saturday morning run views Despite the searing temperatures this week, the marathon training is slowly getting back on track. It helps that I’ve started going for 0530am runs before it gets too warm. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still pretty warm even at that hour, so I’m unsure how this week is going to go… Continue reading Two school visits and training getting back on track

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Feeling stressed but grateful

I’ve spent my weekend in a battle with my laptop, Google Workspace and my sanity… Google is currently winning. Who knew data migration was so stressful?! I can’t remember a more stressful week back after holiday; Jas did a brilliant job steering the ship whilst I was away, so I’m so grateful for her but… Continue reading Feeling stressed but grateful

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My first actual holiday in…years!

Andddd relax… This was the objective of the week just gone and after a few days, it was definitely achieved. As I mentioned in my last post, I was feeling the fatigue and general tiredness of the extreme few months we’ve been having, so I was more than ready for a holiday. So, last Friday… Continue reading My first actual holiday in…years!

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Second half-marathon in the bag and some more cheques (nearly) in the bank…

I didn’t manage to blog last weekend, as I was back in Yorkshire running the Doncaster CITY half marathon. (Yes, city, you read that correctly) My second half-marathon of my year of running for MS-UK. If you are able to sponsor me, it would be so appreciated - thank you https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jo-goodall30 It definitely went better… Continue reading Second half-marathon in the bag and some more cheques (nearly) in the bank…

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A right Royal celebration

Congrats Ben and Alex! Despite this week being only a 3 day working week, it has felt like the longest week ever. A flying visit to Vienna, fearing for my life in a lift, a wonderful wedding, a trip to the Zoo and the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations; I’m not sure I could have packed more… Continue reading A right Royal celebration

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Big news in the Goodall household…🎉

This is going to be short and sweet this week, as I really need to finish packing and get to bed! Yes, it’s only 7pm but when you have an alarm set for pre-5am for a flight, I don’t fancy being up too late. Tomorrow heralds the beginning of an extremely packed week. I fly… Continue reading Big news in the Goodall household…🎉

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From 1:39 to DNF…? When the half-marathon doesn’t go quite to plan…

It’s 5pm, it’s 22 degrees outside and I’m on my sofa in my pyjamas. To say today didn’t go to plan is the understatement of the century. My first half-marathon of my five race ambition for MS-UK, and it all very nearly ended in the worst way possible. It was a 6am start this morning… Continue reading From 1:39 to DNF…? When the half-marathon doesn’t go quite to plan…

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A trip to Bristol and a catch up with MS-UK

On Wednesday this week, Jas and I took Luna on the road and we headed over to Bristol for the day. We were visiting Oasis Academy, Brislington, where we held two interactive sessions for the students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. The day didn’t get off to the best start, as I very… Continue reading A trip to Bristol and a catch up with MS-UK

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A momentous occasion…

I was planning on writing about the importance of rest and recuperation this week, as I’ve been hit with all sorts in these last seven days, which are all probably due to lack of rest. Tuesday track felt really hard. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always hard - I’m trying my best to keep up… Continue reading A momentous occasion…

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It’s been a while…

I am back, after a two week hiatus. It’s been an interesting time; it’s true what everyone says about raising investment. It’s hard and it takes a long time… For the past two Sundays I really either a) didn’t feel inspired to write a blog post because I was too tired and/or emotionally exhausted or… Continue reading It’s been a while…