Daisy and Bees

A big fat hello from The Messy Runner! 

My name is Daisy Bee. I am a messy person who likes to run.

I live in Bristol UK in an 18th century flat with a Harry and our rapidly-growing kitten called Bees (this is him at the beginning of 2017).

I started running in 2013 to try and get fit when I was at a bit of a low ebb, and to balance out all the cake I was eating working part-time in a coffee shop. Now I love it, and I get seriously tetchy and unbearable when I can’t go.

In 2016 I completed my first tough-as-hell half marathon in Cheddar, and for some reason I thought it was a good idea to enter the ballot for the 2018 London Marathon, which I’ll be doing on behalf of Mind if I’m picked (eeek!).

Cheddar Half Marathon

Yes, this is a blog about running, but it’s also about my messiness and meandering in all parts of life.

The rare electric mornings when I can dart out of bed at 5am, and those days when I really struggle.

I want to see where running takes me, even if it’s just in a hazy loop back to my latest front door, town or country, happy, traffic-stopping red, oh-so sweaty and spent.