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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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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Tips for eating healthily in winter

tips for eating healthily in winter

Now that we’re three weeks into January, the festive binge seems a long time ago, along with pledges to eat healthily this year. January can be a tough month for eating healthily – the weather is cold and it seems a never ending wait until the next payday. It’s easy to see why it’s so […]

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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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Blueberry and cinnamon muffins recipe

blueberry and cinnamon muffins

Earlier this week it was raining all afternoon and, as I was at home and had a little bit of free time, I decided to bake a batch of blueberry and cinnamon muffins. I’m not going to lie, these muffins aren’t the healthiest snack to eat, but they are really quick and easy to make. […]

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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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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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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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When a cheat meal day happens everyday

When a cheat meal day happens everyday

When it comes to healthy eating I’ve always prefer to stick to the 80/20 rule – 80 percent of food that is healthy, nutritious and which will help to increase my energy levels and achieve my fitness goals; and 20 percent of foods that just taste good and feel like a treat. This type of […]

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