Stopping negative self talk

the suffolk games

How often do you speak about yourself in a negative way? Probably a lot and much of the time without even realising it. I’m guilty of this. Although I don’t talk badly about myself out loud, I will often tell myself that I should have ran faster, eaten better, worked harder or been more organised […]

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Small and inexpensive acts of self-care

north norfolk nature

Self-care has been a fashionable buzz-word over the last few years. From inspirational pinterest pins telling us to love ourselves to instagram posts promoting #selfcare. While I am a believer in a little bit of self-care (and partial to an inspirational pinterest pin!) I’m always a bit skeptical when self-care comes with a hefty price […]

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When life gets in the way of running

outdoor lake

In a social media post I published last weekend I revealed that one of the biggest running challenges I had was fitting regular runs into my weekly schedule. I love running, and exercise in general, especially the feeling that being fit and strong gives me. But there are many times when after a long day […]

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What happened when a wine lover tried Dry January

champagne

Alcohol is a big part of my life – it’s how I relax at the weekend, socialise and celebrate running marathons. As I’ve gotten older I’m no longer a big drinker (the hangovers wipe me out for days!). And, while I aim to drink in moderation and try to keep to the recommended weekly alcohol […]

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Marathon training – January update

Marathon training - January update

After being plagued by injuries during 2019 I was hoping that 2020 would bring a new injury-free running year. But my body has other ideas. I’ve not even officially started my marathon training yet and I’m already injured! On the up side, it doesn’t look too serious. After talking to my PT, we think it […]

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Tips for eating healthily in winter

tips for eating healthily in winter

Now that we’re three weeks into January, the festive binge seems a long time ago, along with pledges to eat healthily this year. January can be a tough month for eating healthily – the weather is cold and it seems a never ending wait until the next payday. It’s easy to see why it’s so […]

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When it’s time to ditch your running shoes

when it's time to ditch your running shoes

Forget your garmin and gorgeous lululemon leggings, the most important running kit is your running shoes. While the right running shoes won’t make you run faster, they will help you to run better and injury free. This is something I’ve found out for myself over the last few weeks. After a year of injuries I […]

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