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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5 things you need to know about joining a gym

joining a gym

If you’ve joined a gym for the first time, or are heading back after a long break, stepping onto the gym floor can be a daunting experience. Gyms have a reputation of being full of toned, fitness fanatics who workout seven days a week, gulp down protein shakes between sets and only pause to take […]

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My 2020 health and fitness goals

2020 fitness goals

Happy new year! It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2020 and the start of a brand new decade. Now that the champagne glasses are being washed up and the confetti swept away as the new year celebrations come to an end, it’s time to look ahead to 2020.  I’m not a fan of winter […]

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What is base training?

running

To give my mind and body a chance to rest after completing the Hertfordshire Half Marathon I took a full week off all training. The break worked as this week my motivation has returned and I’ve been back out running and heading to the gym. December marks the official start of my marathon training, but […]

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How to get your fitness back on track this autumn

In my previous post I talked about how to stay fit and healthy during autumn, but after writing it I realised that, like many people, during a summer of enjoying G&Ts in the sunshine and skipping runs with the heat as an excuse, my fitness motivation over the last few months has been close to […]

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How to stay fit and healthy during autumn

how to stay fit and healthy during autumn

Now that September is here it won’t be long until the days get noticeably cooler and the nights longer. Autumn is on its way! I love autumn, it is one of my favourite time of year and early autumn usually brings with it perfect running weather. I also love this time of year as hiking […]

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What is heart rate training and should you try it?

what is heart rate training

Heart rate training is something I’ve read and heard about for a while and, the more I’ve found out about it, the more I’ve wanted to try it. A few weeks ago, just before I properly started training for the Hertfordshire Half Marathon, I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to try something new […]

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