Hi! I’m Allison, aka The Running Princess, and I’d like to welcome you to my blog…
I’m married to Steve and we live in Perth, Scotland.
By day I’m an English teacher, but outside of school my passion is running. People who knew me during my own school days might be surprised by that as I tended to find any excuse to avoid PE, yet here I am, most definitely a runner now! In 2014 I also began cycling and more recently have been taking to the pool to improve my swimming. Perhaps there is a triathlete in me waiting to emerge!
Why “The Running Princess”?
The “Running” part is easy. Since running became a serious part of my life a few years ago, my life has undoubtedly changed (for the better!) When I’m not out actually running, I talk about running, read about running and have even been known to dream about running(!) – the next logical step was to write about running. Not only does this give me a forum through which I can gather my own thoughts about my favourite activity and connect with others who share my views, but it also allows me to lead by example when it comes to encouraging my pupils to write.
As for “Princess”, what girl doesn’t like a bit of glitter and sparkle? I love any opportunity to put on a pretty frock and a bit of bling. Aside from that I’m a huge Disney fan with the Princesses being my favourite characters (especially Belle from Beauty & the Beast).
Because of these things, I tend to fancy myself as a bit of a princess, and those who know me best will certainly agree that I can be a bit of a little princess when I want to be too!
And so to my blog. As my running developed, I became more and more interested in reading blogs, mainly written by fellow runners, and thought, “I can do that!”. I make no claims at all to be an expert on running, but through my experiences of running and training I’ve learned a lot, some of which are things that nobody ever really tells you – especially when it comes to marathons! – which I’d like to share. Similarly, I’m always keen to hear about other people’s experiences and learn from them. Running is a friendly community. I’ve made some good friends through the sport and I hope to continue to make many more…