My summer reading list

I love reading, especially when books are about one of my main passions – fitness and wellbeing. My kindle and bookshelves are packed full of books on this subject from Zanna Van Dijk’s Strong to Fearne Cotton’s Happy. This summer I’ve got a number of books lined up that I’m really looking forward to reading. […]

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Why I took a complete break from fitness

why I took a complete break from fitness

This month I took a two week complete break from all exercise. This was the first time in years that I’ve taken such a long break from working out – and I didn’t feel guilty or worry about how it would impact my fitness at all . In fact, this was a break that I […]

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When a cheat meal day happens everyday

When a cheat meal day happens everyday

When it comes to healthy eating I’ve always prefer to stick to the 80/20 rule – 80 percent of food that is healthy, nutritious and which will help to increase my energy levels and achieve my fitness goals; and 20 percent of foods that just taste good and feel like a treat. This type of […]

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Common lies about running a marathon

common lies about running a marathon

The London Marathon ballot opened this week, which means that in October there is likely to be a large number of people who will be faced with training for a marathon for the first time. While I love running long distances, over the years I have realised that there are a lot of misconceptions about […]

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Norwich Half Marathon race review

Last Sunday I ran my 10th half marathon, the Norwich Half Marathon. This was the third time I’ve ran this race, previously running it in 2014 and 2015, but the first time I’ve ran it in spring. The organisers of the Norwich Half Marathon switched it from a late autumn race to a spring one […]

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What I’ve learnt about needing to rest

what I've learnt about needing to rest

Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed lots runners on Instagram saying that they have been ill, injured or feeling exhausted. And I was also one of them. Last week I was feeling so tired that I ended up skipping all my runs and did no cardio at Crossfit – the only exercise I did […]

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Planning and taking a racecation

planning and taking a racecation

I love racing in different countries and if I had the money I would be hopping on a plane every month to do one. Within the running world racecations are becoming more and more popular and now whenever I’m at the start line of a big race I hear loads of different accents around me. […]

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