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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5 things you need to know about joining a gym

joining a gym

If you’ve joined a gym for the first time, or are heading back after a long break, stepping onto the gym floor can be a daunting experience. Gyms have a reputation of being full of toned, fitness fanatics who workout seven days a week, gulp down protein shakes between sets and only pause to take […]

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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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What you need to know about running your first marathon

what you need to know about running a marathon

The London Marathon ballot results are out this week – good luck to everyone who entered. I didn’t enter this year’s ballot because, after years of rejection emails, last year I got home to find a ‘You’re in’ magazine waiting on the doormat for me!  Getting that acceptance magazine is so exciting, but then comes […]

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How to get your fitness back on track this autumn

In my previous post I talked about how to stay fit and healthy during autumn, but after writing it I realised that, like many people, during a summer of enjoying G&Ts in the sunshine and skipping runs with the heat as an excuse, my fitness motivation over the last few months has been close to […]

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