Hackney Half Marathon 2019

After the Big Half I took the silly decision of signing myself up for another half marathon the weekend before my best friends wedding.

I thought this would motivate me to keep training and stay fit ahead of the wedding but it didn’t quite turn out that way…

Due to the lack of hard training all hopes of maybe achieving a PB were out the window and I just secretly prayed that I’d be able to complete the race without any major difficulties.

Despite smiling on all the pictures I was in incredible pain. For the first time in my ‘running life’ I managed to develop a HUGE blister in the middle of my sole of my left foot after around 10km.

In the beginning I could cope with the pain but after around mile 11 I felt like crying every time I put my foot down.

I could feel the water inside the blister being pushed around every time I stepped down and I was forced to stop quite a few times after mile 9 to adjust my socks and my show laces to some how change the position of my foot slightly.

Despite this I made it to the finish (sprinting!) and managed to get my now quite standard time of 2h:15min which I was pretty pleased with considering the circumstances.

Extended family in London

Alberto’s mum and sister came to visit over a weekend, just in time to catch us play a DJ set at the Old Blue Last!

Although before the gig in the evening we obviously had to go on a mandatory tourist walk around London with a yummy pit-stop at the Social Eating House to refuel.

The view from the Tate Modern never gets old I tell ya!

It was a bit of a stressful gig for me to be honest since we could only use one turntable… Although in between all the moaning I did really enjoy myself :)

Spent most of the Sunday walking around and enjoying the sunshine.

We had lunch reservation at a cute restaurant in a hidden courtyard by Covent Garden and then explored some bits of Dulwich before it was home time