My 2021 plans and goals

Initially I was unsure of whether to set plans and goals for 2021 as everything still feels so uncertain because of the pandemic. But I realised that I find having goals to aim for helps to keep me motivated and optimistic for the year ahead. So, despite the fact that I’m not sure if any […]

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How to increase your miles without getting injured

trail running

Normally I enjoy long runs, but this year has been anything but normal.  During 2020, instead of happily getting 10 miles done first thing on a Saturday morning, I’ve found running just 10k a challenge and sometimes simply getting out the door has been a struggle.   But, knowing that in the new year I’ll be […]

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Staying healthy during autumn 2020

how to stay fit and healthy during autumn

There’s not much we can guarantee at the moment, but one thing is certain – autumn and winter 2020 will be unlike any we’ve had before.  For most of us, 2020 was not the year we were expecting. And, it might be a bit pessimistic, but I’m preparing for a tough few months ahead.  As […]

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Best cities for a UK city break

Tower Bridge London

Last week I took my first holiday of 2020. Okay, I didn’t go anywhere exotic (there is no way I’ll risk going abroad during the pandemic) – instead I decided to have a staycation. I visited places that I’d wanted to go to for ages but never got round to visiting. I discovered small villages […]

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Running during stressful times

I’ve been quiet on this blog over the last few months. This has mainly been because posting about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle seems a little trivial with what is going on in the world right now.  Last weekend I had time to think and I spent a lot of time thinking about what […]

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Iron deficiency: how this has impacted my running

iron deficiency

For a long time I have been feeling really tired. So tired that I struggled to run more than five miles and when I got home from work in the evenings I didn’t have the energy to do anything. In fact, most nights I could barely keep my eyes open past 8pm and some evenings […]

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My 2020 lifestyle and travel goals updated

2020 travel goals

In my last post I revisited by 2020 health and fitness goals, so in this post I thought I’d also update my 2020 lifestyle and travel goals.  2020 travel goals update  All my travel plans for this year have been cancelled for obvious reasons.  Although we are allowed to travel again within the UK and […]

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2020 health and fitness goal update

2020 fitness goals

Back in January I blogged about my health and fitness goals for 2020. At the time Covid-19 was a disease that was barely being talked about, so, of all the things that I thought could have prevented me from achieving my health and fitness goals this year, a global pandemic wasn’t one of them.  But […]

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My 5k challenge

5k challenge

As a marathon runner I’d normally dismiss my 5k runs as junk miles. It’s a distance I’ll run before work when I haven’t the time to get a longer run done, or on the treadmill where one minute of running feels like an eternity.  So when I was talking to my PT about what to […]

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June 2020 training update

June 2020 training update

This post was originally going to be an update of my marathon training during June, but this changed when the Edinburgh marathon, which I was set to run in September, got postponed to May 2021.  I completely understand why it has had to be postponed again and, although I’m a little disappointed that I won’t […]

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