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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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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My March fitness goals

march running goals

Today is the last day of February so I’m looking ahead to next month and my March fitness goals. March is going to be all about the Barcelona marathon. I’ve been training for this for the last 10 weeks and I am really excited to be running this race. While my training hasn’t gone well […]

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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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Chickpea Stew

chickpea stew recipe

Earlier in the week I made this chickpea stew. It is one of my favourite go-to autumn recipes as it is so quick and easy to make, but also healthy as well. This recipe makes one portion, so is ideal if you need to make a simple meal and you’re on your own. I had a […]

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What I learnt from my first Crossfit competition

crossfit competition

Last Saturday I laced up my Reebok Nanos and took part in my first Crossfit competition. Even though it was a fun in-house comp, I was so nervous beforehand.I regularly take classes with some of those competing so I know how good they are…and how far behind them I am. Luckily this was a team […]

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Chickpea Burgers

As a vegetarian I’m always on the lookout for a good meat-free burger recipe. These chickpea burgers are one of my favourite

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