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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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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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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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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Small and inexpensive acts of self-care

north norfolk nature

Self-care has been a fashionable buzz-word over the last few years. From inspirational pinterest pins telling us to love ourselves to instagram posts promoting #selfcare. While I am a believer in a little bit of self-care (and partial to an inspirational pinterest pin!) I’m always a bit skeptical when self-care comes with a hefty price […]

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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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What happened when a wine lover tried Dry January

london marathon champagne

Alcohol is a big part of my life – it’s how I relax at the weekend, socialise and celebrate running marathons. As I’ve gotten older I’m no longer a big drinker (the hangovers wipe me out for days!). And, while I aim to drink in moderation and try to keep to the recommended weekly alcohol […]

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Simple ways I’m improving my health and wellbeing

Although I aim to live a healthy lifestyle all year round, small bad habits do tend to creep in. But with January here, I’ve decided that this is the perfect time for me to take a step back and look at simple ways to improve my health and wellbeing.  In fact, in the past I’ve […]

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