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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Best cities for a UK city break

Tower Bridge London

Last week I took my first holiday of 2020. Okay, I didn’t go anywhere exotic (there is no way I’ll risk going abroad during the pandemic) – instead I decided to have a staycation. I visited places that I’d wanted to go to for ages but never got round to visiting. I discovered small villages […]

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Running during stressful times

I’ve been quiet on this blog over the last few months. This has mainly been because posting about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle seems a little trivial with what is going on in the world right now.  Last weekend I had time to think and I spent a lot of time thinking about what […]

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Iron deficiency: how this has impacted my running

iron deficiency

For a long time I have been feeling really tired. So tired that I struggled to run more than five miles and when I got home from work in the evenings I didn’t have the energy to do anything. In fact, most nights I could barely keep my eyes open past 8pm and some evenings […]

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My 2020 lifestyle and travel goals updated

2020 travel goals

In my last post I revisited by 2020 health and fitness goals, so in this post I thought I’d also update my 2020 lifestyle and travel goals.  2020 travel goals update  All my travel plans for this year have been cancelled for obvious reasons.  Although we are allowed to travel again within the UK and […]

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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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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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Emerging from lockdown

Hiking north norfolk

This weekend I’ve felt drained and unmotivated to run. Although the weather hasn’t been great – cold and rainy since Friday – I think some of my lethargy has been down to the easing of the lockdown. It sounds strange, but actually being allowed out more has meant that I want to spend more time […]

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Christmas gift ideas for fitness lovers

christmas gifts for runners

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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Inspiring books to read this autumn

Autumn has only just began and already the nights are longer and colder, but the change in weather makes it the perfect opportunity to spend more time indoors, curled up with an inspiring book. Over the last few months I’ve been reading lots of books that have really inspired me and had an influence on […]

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