Staying healthy during the festive season

tips for staying healthy during the festive seasons

It’s the 1st December which means the festive season is finally here! I love Christmas – the cheesy songs, sentimental films, tacky decorations, calorific drinks and fattening food – there is nothing about Christmas I don’t love. While I’ll indulge guilt-free throughout December, I’ll still try to lead a healthy lifestyle in the run up […]

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Coping with SAD

This morning I woke to the sound of heavy rain falling outside my window and it was still so dark that it felt like the middle of the night. It’s constantly cold, wet and seemingly dark all the time – winter is definitely on it’s way! If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m not a winter […]

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Hertfordshire Half Marathon: race review

Hertfordshire Half Marathon

Yesterday I ran my final race of 2019 – the Hertfordshire Half Marathon. I signed up for this race months ago and, despite training for it, I never intended to use it as a PB attempt. Instead after a year of injury set-backs, my main aim to to use it as a fitness test before […]

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Tapering for the Hertfordshire Half Marathon

half marathon taper

With just four days left until I run the Hertfordshire Half Marathon I’m fully into my taper right now. Unusually for me, I’ve not taken a long taper for this race, mainly because I’ve kept my mileage low throughout my training and, although I want to get a good time, I’m not planning on PBing […]

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A weekend of rest and relaxation

weekend coffee

Last week was a stressful one and by Friday evening I was feeling absolutely exhausted. As I write this on Sunday afternoon, however, I’m feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to start another week. While the clocks going back last night and getting an extra hour of sleep might have helped, I was also lucky that […]

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Dealing with stress

dealing with stress

Juggling a demanding career, with marathon training and this blog, along with trying to squeeze in time with my friends and family, means that life can get really hectic at times. Often I’m on the go from when my alarm goes off at 5am and won’t stop until 10pm. While some see being busy as […]

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Tips for travelling solo

While travelling with family or friends is fun, I love going solo and will try and head off alone at least once a year. I find travelling solo more adventurous than travelling with others, as I get to decide exactly where I go and what I do without having to take anyone else’s interests or […]

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