Managing Christmas stress

managing christmas stress

This morning I went out for a short run and it felt great to be outdoors and running amongst nature. It was also the perfect way to get away from Christmas stress. I love Christmas and this is one of my favourite times of year, but I also find the weeks leading up to Christmas […]

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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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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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