marathon, running

Running and Racing

Whilst I love to run for fun, I also absolutely love racing, especially when it’s with my City Athletics crew. There’s something so fun about having a road trip to a random location, racing your heart out, and then going to the pub afterwards. So without further ado, here are my race plans for the… Continue reading Running and Racing

health, marathon, Mindfulness, running

Mindfulness: On rest days

I'm coming to really appreciate the importance of rest days. During my last training cycle, I had so many days when I was overtrained, undernourished and most importantly, absolutely knackered. It caused me some real problems both professionally and personally- a unique combination of grouchiness and inefficiency that only prolonged endurance training can bring. In… Continue reading Mindfulness: On rest days

health, My Firsts

My First: City Cycling Experience

About a month ago I bought my gorgeous new bike, and in doing so became a London Cyclist. This is never a title I wanted if I'm being completely honest; cycling in London always seemed far too dangerous, stressful and frankly life-endangering for me. But nonetheless, once I'd bought the bike, I thought why not. It… Continue reading My First: City Cycling Experience

My Firsts

My First: Bike

Ok, if we're being completely honest here, this isn't my first bike per se. I've owned bikes since I was a small child, right up until I moved to Cambridge, when having a bike was a sheer necessity. Nonetheless, this is my first proper bike. It's the first one I've parted with more than £50 for. And more importantly,… Continue reading My First: Bike