Tips for running outdoors during autumn

autumn outdoor running

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons for running. Nature looks so beautiful at this time of year, plus the cool, crisp mornings are ideal running weather.  But as the constant rain and stormy weather we’ve had where I live in Norfolk over the last week has reminded me, there are also drawbacks of running […]

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Staying healthy during autumn 2020

how to stay fit and healthy during autumn

There’s not much we can guarantee at the moment, but one thing is certain – autumn and winter 2020 will be unlike any we’ve had before.  For most of us, 2020 was not the year we were expecting. And, it might be a bit pessimistic, but I’m preparing for a tough few months ahead.  As […]

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2020 health and fitness goal update

2020 fitness goals

Back in January I blogged about my health and fitness goals for 2020. At the time Covid-19 was a disease that was barely being talked about, so, of all the things that I thought could have prevented me from achieving my health and fitness goals this year, a global pandemic wasn’t one of them.  But […]

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My 5k challenge

5k challenge

As a marathon runner I’d normally dismiss my 5k runs as junk miles. It’s a distance I’ll run before work when I haven’t the time to get a longer run done, or on the treadmill where one minute of running feels like an eternity.  So when I was talking to my PT about what to […]

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June 2020 training update

June 2020 training update

This post was originally going to be an update of my marathon training during June, but this changed when the Edinburgh marathon, which I was set to run in September, got postponed to May 2021.  I completely understand why it has had to be postponed again and, although I’m a little disappointed that I won’t […]

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Hot weather running tips

top 5 2017 races

Today was another lovely hot and sunny day. I love the sunshine and I’m definitely a sun worshiper. I will happily spend all day, everyday out in the sunshine and one of the best feelings is the heat of the sun on my skin. But when it comes to running in hot weather, even I […]

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Why I’m training for a marathon that will (probably) be cancelled

This week I officially started training for the Edinburgh marathon.  Originally I was supposed to run this marathon back in May, but, due to the pandemic, it has been postponed to September. At the moment it’s still due to go ahead, but I’m being a little pessimistic and I’m expecting that this year’s race will […]

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Finding the motivation to run during lockdown

running in lockdown

Sorry, I’ve been really quiet on here for a while. It took me a few weeks to get used to the new way of living when the UK lockdown was announced, plus as a journalist this has been a really busy time for me work-wise. With so much going on, updating this blog got pushed […]

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Why I don’t listen to music when I run

outdoor running

Do you listen to music when you run? I used to always plug in my headphones for my runs, especially for long runs. But a few years ago I stopped and now I always run in total silence. There were several reasons why I stopped listening to music. One was safety. I found that I […]

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February marathon training update

marathon training

During February my marathon training officially began. I’ve been following a training plan created for me by my PT, which has been adapted to factor in my shin injury and the fact that I’ve not been able to run the miles I would normally be able to because of it. As a result, a lot […]

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