How to increase your miles without getting injured

trail running

Normally I enjoy long runs, but this year has been anything but normal.  During 2020, instead of happily getting 10 miles done first thing on a Saturday morning, I’ve found running just 10k a challenge and sometimes simply getting out the door has been a struggle.   But, knowing that in the new year I’ll be […]

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Tips for running outdoors during autumn

autumn outdoor running

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons for running. Nature looks so beautiful at this time of year, plus the cool, crisp mornings are ideal running weather.  But as the constant rain and stormy weather we’ve had where I live in Norfolk over the last week has reminded me, there are also drawbacks of running […]

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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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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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2020 health and fitness goal update

2020 fitness goals

Back in January I blogged about my health and fitness goals for 2020. At the time Covid-19 was a disease that was barely being talked about, so, of all the things that I thought could have prevented me from achieving my health and fitness goals this year, a global pandemic wasn’t one of them.  But […]

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My 5k challenge

5k challenge

As a marathon runner I’d normally dismiss my 5k runs as junk miles. It’s a distance I’ll run before work when I haven’t the time to get a longer run done, or on the treadmill where one minute of running feels like an eternity.  So when I was talking to my PT about what to […]

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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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Hot weather running tips

top 5 2017 races

Today was another lovely hot and sunny day. I love the sunshine and I’m definitely a sun worshiper. I will happily spend all day, everyday out in the sunshine and one of the best feelings is the heat of the sun on my skin. But when it comes to running in hot weather, even I […]

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Why I’m training for a marathon that will (probably) be cancelled

This week I officially started training for the Edinburgh marathon.  Originally I was supposed to run this marathon back in May, but, due to the pandemic, it has been postponed to September. At the moment it’s still due to go ahead, but I’m being a little pessimistic and I’m expecting that this year’s race will […]

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