Tapering for the Hertfordshire Half Marathon

half marathon taper

With just four days left until I run the Hertfordshire Half Marathon I’m fully into my taper right now. Unusually for me, I’ve not taken a long taper for this race, mainly because I’ve kept my mileage low throughout my training and, although I want to get a good time, I’m not planning on PBing […]

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A weekend of rest and relaxation

weekend coffee

Last week was a stressful one and by Friday evening I was feeling absolutely exhausted. As I write this on Sunday afternoon, however, I’m feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to start another week. While the clocks going back last night and getting an extra hour of sleep might have helped, I was also lucky that […]

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Dealing with stress

dealing with stress

Juggling a demanding career, with marathon training and this blog, along with trying to squeeze in time with my friends and family, means that life can get really hectic at times. Often I’m on the go from when my alarm goes off at 5am and won’t stop until 10pm. While some see being busy as […]

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Tips for travelling solo

While travelling with family or friends is fun, I love going solo and will try and head off alone at least once a year. I find travelling solo more adventurous than travelling with others, as I get to decide exactly where I go and what I do without having to take anyone else’s interests or […]

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Lentil soup recipe

lentil soup recipe

Lentil soup is one of the easiest soups to make, incredibly healthy and really tasty. It is also the perfect meal for those on a budget as it only requires five ingredients, plus seasoning. On top of this it is suitable for vegans. I usually whip up a large batch of lentil soup and put […]

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What you need to know about running your first marathon

what you need to know about running a marathon

The London Marathon ballot results are out this week – good luck to everyone who entered. I didn’t enter this year’s ballot because, after years of rejection emails, last year I got home to find a ‘You’re in’ magazine waiting on the doormat for me!  Getting that acceptance magazine is so exciting, but then comes […]

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How to plan for a destination marathon

lisbon marathon

I’m so excited to finally be signed up to run the Edinburgh marathon next year. Not only because I love running marathons, and the opportunity of maybe getting a new PB, but also because I’ve never been to Edinburgh before. When deciding on which marathon to run I often try and choose races in countries […]

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