Hello.

Ask me anything   I'm Emma O. I spend my days drawing, coding, eating, running and moaning. I've lost about 70lb and ran my first half marathon last year and will be training for my first marathon this year so I talk about running and weight loss quite a lot! I have epilepsy and tend to rant a lot about that. Oh and I like porridge/oatmeal a little too much...

I was tagged by the lovely glutenfreebeauty in the 6 selfies thing the other day. I don’t take that many selfies (I’m working on it) but I noticed other people were just posting pictures that they liked so I thought I’d do that. I know you’re all dying to see my face ;)

1) Technically this is 2 pictures but this was the first ever before and after I made. So many emotions when I posted this for the first time! It still feels weird looking at it now.

2) A rare picture of me and my nephew. I don’t get to see my family that often so it means a lot to me when I do.

3) After I finished the Great North Run for Epilepsy Action. This was another time I’d had a seizure a few days before the race, I was proud that I made it across the finish line!

4) A selfie I do have! Showing off my N64 tee.

5) After last years York 10k. I find myself staring at this picture a lot, I can’t get over how petite I look, I don’t believe its me.

6) A rare photo of me and the boy together :D

I’m not sure who to tag, I think a lot of people have already done this. If you haven’t and are reading this, do it now!

— 6 hours ago with 6 notes
#6 selfies  #me  #selfie 
Epileptic Running Blues…

I’ve been thinking about withdrawing from the marathon.

Sunday was hard and not just the actual running. For the first time ever, when I crossed that finish line, I felt nothing. No sense of relief, no post race high, I wasn’t proud, I just felt nothing. Running is my go to feel good thing, I don’t want that to disappear.

I have 12 weeks left to train for my marathon and at the moment 10k feels like a massive challenge, heck some days just running 5k on the treadmill is tough. Thanks to my epilepsy my running has taken a serious hit and I’m not as fit as I was when I ran the half marathons last year.

I don’t feel physically prepared and I certainly don’t feel mentally prepared.

I desperately wanted to do the Yorkshire marathon because it’s one of the few marathons actually close to us and because it’s on my birthday, 26 miles on my 26th birthday just seemed too perfect.

I’m not sure if the time is right though, I really don’t feel like I’m in a good place.

:’(

— 14 hours ago with 1 note
#epilepsy  #epileptic  #marathon  #runner  #running 
Housemate:You look very nice and summery!
Me:I'm wearing my PJs...
— 1 day ago with 1 note
#I don't do summer  #summer  #short shorts 
Well now I feel old. Found my copy of Dookie… on tape…

Well now I feel old. Found my copy of Dookie… on tape…

— 2 days ago with 7 notes
#dookie  #green day  #tape  #old 

Made a cup of tea and then forgot about it.

Heartbreaking.

— 2 days ago

Have to admit though, I really really hate the tshirt we were given at this year’s event…

'I MADE A BIG IMPRESSION'

'WHERE WERE YOU?'

Yikes… I don’t think I’ll be wearing this one…

— 2 days ago with 2 notes
#Leeds 10k  #10k  #race tshirt 
I ran Leeds 10k today!
My time was 1:03:23. Nowhere near my PB but considering this was two days after having a seizure and how ridiculously hot it was, I’m pretty darn chuffed!

I ran Leeds 10k today!

My time was 1:03:23. Nowhere near my PB but considering this was two days after having a seizure and how ridiculously hot it was, I’m pretty darn chuffed!

— 2 days ago with 8 notes
#10k  #leeds 10k  #run  #runner  #race  #fitblr  #exercise  #fitness  #epileptic 

Might have just eaten half a packet of biscuits… This is a trap I so easily fall into… ‘Oh I’ve had a fit so it’s ok to treat myself to X, Y and X’

I need to keep reminding myself that eating healthy helps me recover quicker…

— 3 days ago with 2 notes
#damn you tasty biscuits  #epilepsy  #seizures  #health 
me when i eat fruits:i'm so fucking healthy
— 3 days ago with 338195 notes
I’m at the boy’s house while he’s at work. He logged into his home computer and drew a picture of us.

I’m at the boy’s house while he’s at work. He logged into his home computer and drew a picture of us.

— 3 days ago with 2 notes
#the boy  #us  #love