Spring has Sprung (Predictable); A New Chapter ft. Imposter Syndrome

Apologies for the incredibly cliché title (cue 86,472 ‘spring has sprung’ Instagram captions featuring 86,472 23-year-old females posing provocatively next to blossom trees), but it seemed apt for this post. After spending a magical long weekend in Dubrovnik and taking the rest of this week off work, I’ve had some time to reflect on the... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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