Reflecting on lockdown

outdoors

Over the last few weeks I’ve slowly been getting back to my normal, pre-lockdown, life. There is still so much we can’t do and I’m really, really missing the gym – even lifting heavy weights! But gradually normality seems to be returning.  I’m already back in the office during the day, which personally I prefer […]

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Small and inexpensive acts of self-care

north norfolk nature

Self-care has been a fashionable buzz-word over the last few years. From inspirational pinterest pins telling us to love ourselves to instagram posts promoting #selfcare. While I am a believer in a little bit of self-care (and partial to an inspirational pinterest pin!) I’m always a bit skeptical when self-care comes with a hefty price […]

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What happened when a wine lover tried Dry January

champagne

Alcohol is a big part of my life – it’s how I relax at the weekend, socialise and celebrate running marathons. As I’ve gotten older I’m no longer a big drinker (the hangovers wipe me out for days!). And, while I aim to drink in moderation and try to keep to the recommended weekly alcohol […]

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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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Simple ways I’m improving my health and wellbeing

Although I aim to live a healthy lifestyle all year round, small bad habits do tend to creep in. But with January here, I’ve decided that this is the perfect time for me to take a step back and look at simple ways to improve my health and wellbeing.  In fact, in the past I’ve […]

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My 2020 lifestyle and travel goals

2020 travel goals

In my last blog post I talked about my health and fitness goals for 2020, but this year I have lots more goals that I’m hoping to fulfil. Although the goals in this post are not directly health and fitness related, they will all help me to lead a healthier and more positive lifestyle.  Travel […]

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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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My 2019 highlights

London Marathon expo

2019 was the year when I finally got to fulfil my dream of running the London Marathon, but it was also a year of being injured which resulted in a break from running. While there were no running PBs this year, 2019 did have some new achievements starting with a new job at the beginning […]

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Christmas gift ideas for fitness lovers

There is just one week left until Christmas! I love this final week before the big day, but it can be stressful, especially if you’ve still got Christmas shopping you need to get done. For anyone who is still looking for gift ideas for the fitness lover in their life, or maybe you just want […]

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Managing Christmas stress

managing christmas stress

This morning I went out for a short run and it felt great to be outdoors and running amongst nature. It was also the perfect way to get away from Christmas stress. I love Christmas and this is one of my favourite times of year, but I also find the weeks leading up to Christmas […]

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