City break: Stockholm

stockholm parliament

Heading to Stockholm was a bit of a random choice. I had wanted to visit Scandinavia for a while, as I’d never been to that part of the world and was curious about what it would be like. Originally I had been looking at Copenhagen (still on my wishlist), but it was a bit out […]

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My current fitness goals

fitness goals

I love being fit and healthy, but I’m not going to lie – sometimes finding the motivation to workout and eat well is tough. For me one way to stay motivated is to always have a goal to aim for. But, whereas in the past my goal has usually been a race or a competition, […]

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Nutrition and fitness podcasts

marathon talk podcast

While I don’t tend to listen to podcasts when I run, at the end of a long day of work and workouts I’m often exhausted and love taking this time to sit down, rest and listen to one of my favourite podcasts. The podcasts I follow reflect my diverse range of random interests (everything from […]

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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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