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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A day exploring York

exploring york

Last month I visited York for the first time. The main purpose of my trip was to run the Yorkshire Marathon but I also used it as an opportunity to explore the city, a place I’ve wanted to go to for a while as I’ve heard so many great things about it. I travelled up […]

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What you need to know before your first Crossfit workout

This week the Crossfit Games have been taking place, an international competition where elite Crossfitters compete to be named the Fittest on Earth. These games showcase the top level of Crossfit, but they are also promoted to encourage people from all fitness levels to discover Crossfit for themselves to improve their general health and fitness. […]

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The Rainhill Trials review

rainhill

The Rainhill Trials was the most intense Crossfit I’ve done yet and it was my first individual Crossfit competition. I competed in the Summer 2018 competition which took place on Saturday 14th July and Sunday 15th July at one of the arenas at Sports City in Manchester. This competition is one of the most popular […]

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Why I’ve move to Crossfit full time

the suffolk games

As I said in my last blog post, last week I made the decision to cancel my gym membership and move across to Crossfit full time. This means that from now on my training will focus solely on running and Crossift. It was a tough decision to make as I’ve been a member of gyms […]

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The Suffolk Games: my first proper Crossfit competition

the suffolk games

Four days before The Suffolk Games was due to take place, a fellow Crossfitter from my Box lost his teammate to illness and was stuck without a partner for the competition. A few Facebook messages later and I agreed to stand in instead; so with 4 days to prepare, in which I did no preparation, […]

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