Taking a Step Back; When to Stop and When to Push Through

Disclaimer: I still haven’t worked it out. With less than six weeks to go until London Marathon, I have come down with a rather nasty chest infection. However, I expect zero sympathy here, as I very much brought this upon myself – or at least made it worse. Although I began to feel unwell over... Continue Reading →

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The 20-Mile Dread

This Sunday, I will be running the Thames 20; a paced 20-mile race along the River Thames. Although I have tackled the 20-mile beast previously (plus I took part in the Thames 20 last year), it still fills me with dread, uncertainty, apprehension and all the other bad things. This doesn’t make a lot of... Continue Reading →

January/Winter Gratitude

I have found January to be a very exciting yet overwhelming month, with starting a new job, marathon training, buying my first little flat (!!!), a variety of volunteering commitments, financial struggles (new flat = permanently in the -£ for the next 86 years), etc. Like many others, I have found myself counting down the... Continue Reading →

Balancing Marathon Training with Life

As week 4 of marathon training commences, thus the mileage steadily increases, now seems like the perfect time to talk about marathon training vs. life/work/family/social commitments etc. Here are four things that I implement, or at least try to implement, to help ease the maranoia. 1.Run EARLY This is stating the obvious, but it’s arguably... Continue Reading →

National Running Show 2019

The National Running Show is the UK’s biggest running expo, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham. After hearing great feedback from some friends who attended the 2018 event, I was really keen to get involved this year. My honest feedback is that it was…okay. Really, really okay. Here’s a little summary below: The Good... Continue Reading →

2018 Review and Self-Reflection

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet as no doubt you have read 86 million ‘2018 self-reflection’ blogs already! 2018 was a weird but wonderful year, and I wanted to share some of my highlights/poignant moments, because it’s important to celebrate success and not shy away from it. January I began training for... Continue Reading →

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