Stopping negative self talk

the suffolk games

How often do you speak about yourself in a negative way? Probably a lot and much of the time without even realising it. I’m guilty of this. Although I don’t talk badly about myself out loud, I will often tell myself that I should have ran faster, eaten better, worked harder or been more organised […]

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When life gets in the way of running

outdoor lake

In a social media post I published last weekend I revealed that one of the biggest running challenges I had was fitting regular runs into my weekly schedule. I love running, and exercise in general, especially the feeling that being fit and strong gives me. But there are many times when after a long day […]

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Marathon training – January update

Marathon training - January update

After being plagued by injuries during 2019 I was hoping that 2020 would bring a new injury-free running year. But my body has other ideas. I’ve not even officially started my marathon training yet and I’m already injured! On the up side, it doesn’t look too serious. After talking to my PT, we think it […]

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When it’s time to ditch your running shoes

when it's time to ditch your running shoes

Forget your garmin and gorgeous lululemon leggings, the most important running kit is your running shoes. While the right running shoes won’t make you run faster, they will help you to run better and injury free. This is something I’ve found out for myself over the last few weeks. After a year of injuries I […]

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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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What is base training?

running

To give my mind and body a chance to rest after completing the Hertfordshire Half Marathon I took a full week off all training. The break worked as this week my motivation has returned and I’ve been back out running and heading to the gym. December marks the official start of my marathon training, but […]

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