I’m fit. I mean, compared to the average Jo(e), I’m fit. I’d wager that most regular runners are. I can run up the stairs without getting out of breath. I can run around after my son without (much) trouble. I’d hope I could outrun any potential danger. I can bash out a sub-25 5k on demand,… Continue reading Fit and healthy?
I’ve been a bad blogger lately. I hope you can forgive me. See, I’ve got a new role at work which involves writing and blogging (yay!) but that does mean that the motivation for writing and blogging in my spare time has waned somewhat. Never fear though, I am back on it and back in… Continue reading Food and me
If there’s one thing that marathon training has taught me it’s that you can’t neglect the basics – fuelling & hydration. I’ve always vaguely known that fuelling and recovery aren’t my biggest strengths, but if there’s one thing that’s going to bring it home to you it’s finishing a 16 mile training run and not… Continue reading Fuelling my way to the marathon start line.
It’s 12 weeks until the London Marathon. 12 weeks. Twelve. That’s very not many at all. Gah. Anyway, I’m now halfway through my training plan – I had a 24 week plan – so thought it was a good time to take stock of how far I’ve come and scare myself silly about how far I’ve… Continue reading London Marathon training update
I’ve spoken previously about my mental health and whilst I’m in a pretty good place at the moment, anxiety is still something I live with on a daily basis. Here are a few things I have learned about living with it. Running helps. Really helps. Like, really really helps. One run can turn me from an anxious mess… Continue reading Some things I’ve learned about living with anxiety.
Writing a 2017 goals post is a bit cliché-tastic, but I always try to write down my yearly aims and one of my goals for this year is to blog more, so, two birds one stone and all that. So, I guess I should start with the big one: Run a sub-4 hour marathon… Continue reading 2017 goals
The last time I wrote about running, I was really struggling with it; I was struggling to run 5k, despite having been able to previously, and really wasn’t enjoying it at all. Fast forward a month and I am completely and utterly back in love with running, and have knocked over a minute off my… Continue reading A Running Update: The One Where I Fall Back In Love
*Two steps in* This isn’t going to go well. My legs hurt already. Okay, just run through the pain. One kilometer at a time. I bet all these drivers are looking at me aren’t they? Why do I insist on wearing bright colours when I run? I’d better try and look like I know what… Continue reading This is what goes on in my head when I’m running.
So this is my first health and fitness-y type post. Keeping fit – blah – that’s a horrid term that conjures up images of 50 year old women in a church hall – keeping in shape? Not much better. Okay, trying to keep active and healthy is a big part of my life. Most decisions… Continue reading My love/hate affair with running