My dog likes sniffing people’s crotches

I wanted to write this blog post today to share with everyone that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We all have embarrassing moments. We all have cock ups. Okay so that sounds pretty deep right? And could … Continue reading

I did it! Cannock Chase 10k

Back in March when I was managing about 20 minutes of running, covering 3.5km in total, I saw the press release about Border Collie GB having to relocate due to HS2 running right through their property, and I knew I … Continue reading

I’m ready!

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Well I’m as ready as I’ll ever be.

I’ve got my t-shirt & new running shorts (don’t worry I’m not running in wellies).

My running has been progressing really well and I’ve done leg strength work to help with the hills.

I can’t run 10k non-stop yet but I’ll do the best I can and will finish one way or the other.

All for a charity I don’t have much to do with but absolutely love.

Collie’s are a special breed. They are sensitive, complicated souls that are often misunderstood and end up in rescue, but then tend not to cope well with kennels.

Border Collie Trust GB really understand them and do their best for every dog which passes through their doors.

Yet due to HS2 all of their hard work is going to be disrupted and they need to find thousands of pounds to relocate their rehoming centre to a new site.

I couldn’t not do something to help. So through these past 6 months of running, whenever it got too hard or was too cold or raining, I kept going knowing I needed to do something to help this special charity.

Cannock Chase 10k… I’ll conquer you on Sunday!

 

If you would like to donate here is my Just Giving page : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ruth-turner14

Progress!

Saturday! Parkrun day! Finally I had chance to go back to my home parkrun, Cannock Chase. Next week is the Cannock Chase 10k so it was a great chance to test myself around the area. I felt so sluggish this … Continue reading

I finally did it!

I finally ran the whole 5k without stopping! Yesterdays plan was 50 minutes running, but now that my Saturday’s are free again I really fancied doing a parkrun, so I decided to combine the two. I went to The Wammy … Continue reading

My early morning routine

I never used to be a morning person. I would sleep in until as late as possible and then scoff down some breakfast and rush to work. When I moved to the farm with Ash I would often sleep through … Continue reading

My best budget running clothes

I’ve only been running for 5 months but I’ve certainly done a fair bit of trial and error when it comes to running clothes and I’ve now got a handful of go to items that I always reach for. I’m … Continue reading

We have chickens

I can’t believe I’ve not written about the chickens yet! Our lovely 4 ladies have been here for 2 months now and have settled in well. Ash and I have wanted chickens since we moved in and last summer we … Continue reading

Chasing the pacer

As I had a Saturday morning free for once I decided I would go to Parkrun this weekend. My local one at Cannock Chase wasn’t running due to a canicross competition being there so I decided to go and check … Continue reading

Everything you need to know about Cocker Spaniels

The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the UK, especially since the photos appeared of Prince William and Kate’s gorgeous working cocker Lupo. It was no impulse buy that resulted in Zebby joining our … Continue reading

Donna Louise 5k Fun Run

I entered the Donna Louise 5k fun run at Trentham Gardens as something to aim for and keep me on track. I was going through a bit of a “race excitement” moment and was looking for local 5k’s to enter … Continue reading

Why volunteer

I’ve been volunteering as Beaver Scout Leader for my local Scout Group for nearly 10 years now, but I don’t see myself as a volunteer, I just see it as something I do. My hobby. You should enjoy your volunteering … Continue reading

Wearing pink doesn’t make me a girly girl

I’ve been a tomboy for as long as I can remember, always rebelling against anything girly, which of course meant hating the colour pink. I remember walking home from primary school telling my Mum how wearing a skirt was stupid … Continue reading

The unexpected happenings of living on a farm

Yesterday Ash and I were sat in the garden having a BBQ, watching a hot air balloon fly slowly towards the house. As it got closer and closer it got lower and lower and then landed in one of our … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Zebby

Can you believe Zebby is 1 today! Where has that time gone?! 10 months ago we brought the little whirlwind home and it completely changed our lives. As a puppy he was sweet, playful, thoughtful, sensitive and crazy! He approached … Continue reading

Neewa Canicross Belt

When I started the Couch to 5k program in January I really started to look in to Canicross with more interest. For anyone who doesn’t know, Canicross is a sport where you run with your dog attached to you. It’s … Continue reading

The Troll Run

What a mad day. I don’t even know where to start. We agreed to do the Troll Run a while ago when I was first getting in to the habit of running and going to Parkruns. Although I’d heard a … Continue reading

The only competition that matters is with yourself

I’m always comparing myself to other people, I’m awful at it. They’re faster than me, they’re stronger than me, they’re more confident than me. As I’ve been learning to run I’ve constantly been comparing my time and pace to others, … Continue reading