Pacing my London marathon

London Marathon expo

I’m not a good pacer. Whereas some runners are able to achieve almost even splits throughout a race, mine tend to be all over the place. Getting injured five weeks before the London marathon meant that even before the race I knew I wasn’t going to run for a PB, so with any chance of […]

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Cold weather running – should you do it?

Running in picturesque snow scenes looks great on Instagram but in real life running outdoors when the temperature drops below freezing is not much fun. Let’s face it even the biggest running enthusiast would struggle to get the motivation to leave a warm and cosy bed for a 5am run in sub-freezing temperatures. This, along […]

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An introduction to mindfulness

an introduction to mindfulness

For a long time I’d kept seeing the phrase mindfulness pop up on my social media feeds. Lots of people were talking about it, practicing it and benefiting from it, but I had dismissed the concept as just another health fad and paid little attention. That was until earlier this year when I was looking […]

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A day exploring York

exploring york

Last month I visited York for the first time. The main purpose of my trip was to run the Yorkshire Marathon but I also used it as an opportunity to explore the city, a place I’ve wanted to go to for a while as I’ve heard so many great things about it. I travelled up […]

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Health and fitness goals update

health and fitness goals

Halloween is over, cosy jumpers have been dug out from the back of my wardrobe and it is now socially acceptable to insta a festive themed coffee. This means that Christmas is on its way and there is less than 2 months until the end of 2018! But it doesn’t mean it’s too late to […]

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Yorkshire Marathon race review

york marathon race review

Last Sunday I took to the streets of York to run the 2018 Yorkshire Marathon. I have to admit that I can’t remember much of large parts of the race except that it was really cold, didn’t stop raining and I found it really, really tough. One of the things I do remember is that […]

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Improving wellbeing around the home

The last few weeks I’ve really started to notice the season beginning to change. While out for runs I’ve noticed that many trees are starting to change colours, the temperature becoming cooler and the sun setting earlier. It is clear that autumn is on its way. Although I love the warm summer months, autumn is […]

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