"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

New beginnings...

Welcome to my blog! I’ve decided to give blogging a go given a lot of fellow runners do, and I find myself having the time to do so at the moment. I’m hoping that my enthusiasm to blog continues, and I plan(!) to blog once a week.

So… Pint Sized Runner; where does this come from? Well, I currently follow Charlie Purdue on twitter, who is a British long-distance runner. She has nicknamed herself ‘Pocket Rocket’ which I think is quite clever given her speed and small stature.

As I’m also quite short (5’7”) I decided a quirky nickname would make me endearing to the reader ! I came up with ‘Pint Sized Torpedo’. Pint Sized for my size, and Torpedo for my relative speediness. I don’t ever presume to be exceptionally fast, so went with ‘Pint Size Runner’ for the title of this blog.

My goal is to run a sub 3 hour marathon before I’m 30; I’m *cough* 27 *cough* at the moment, so I have just under 3 years to get there having run my first marathon last year in a time of 3 hours 56 minutes. However, this marathon was run with runner’s knee, and I consequently knackered myself for 6 months. In which time I had physio, ultrasound, and MRI scans to try and ‘fix’ me! I’m now back running and trying to get back up to speed with my fitness.

I’ll no doubt go over this marathon experience in one of my later blogs. In the meantime, thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the sub 3 - tiz a hell of a journey, not got there myself yet ;)