London Marathon 2019

It’s hard to put into words how much I enjoyed the VMLM (even though those who saw me in the latter stages of the marathon might think otherwise, so perhaps I will rephrase that and say that I enjoyed approx. 86% of VMLM). I don’t think I stopped smiling for the first 22 miles. I... Continue Reading →

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Thoughts on turning 28

Originally, this post was titled 28 thoughts on turning 28. Just before posting it, I realised that my list of 28 insights on turning 28 was cliché, dull, and probably not 100% honest. Therefore, here are my honest thoughts on turning the big 2-8 in a few days… When I was a young and foolish... Continue Reading →

Anxiety and Running

I am writing this post for two reasons:  To put it very simply - I find it beneficial. Writing about mental health is a method of expressing feelings that are sometimes too difficult to put into words. I hope that by sharing my own experiences, it might help people who are feeling a similar way. Personally,... Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day 2019

Every year there is the same inevitable and rather tiresome backlash that takes place around International Women’s Day, and this year was no different… “Why should I celebrate International Women’s Day when there’s no International Men’s Day?!” Firstly, there is an International Men’s Day, taking place annually on 19th November. The purpose of this day... Continue Reading →

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 →

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