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

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For the love of lifting

I have recently begun a proper, legit strength training program. This has been a long time coming when I think about it, since I have long followed and admired Youtubers such as Megan Gallagher, Jazmine Garcia and Chelsea Karabin. But the idea of lifting, and lifting heavy was something that took me a while to… Continue reading For the love of lifting

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My Self Defence Panic

In the past few weeks, the universe has been telling me to take up arms. Or at least grow some guns. I'm mixing metaphors here. Let me explain. The other night I was out in London when a girl rushed up to my friends and I, yelling and crying in coherently. She had bloody knuckles and arms, and… Continue reading My Self Defence Panic