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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The Protein Works: Vegan Protein Review

As I've mentioned, I'm making a few explorations into the plant-based lifestyle. For me, that also includes finding a vegan protein shake to supplement with on the rare occasions I find myself lacking in protein. Additionally, I'm lactose intolerant- so whilst I do occasionally drink whey protein, it upsets my stomach and skin. So even… Continue reading The Protein Works: Vegan Protein Review

Products I Love, running

Review: Jabra Sport Headphones

At the start of the year, I was lucky enough to be gifted a set of Jabra wireless headphones through my work. My company has done some branding work for GN/Jabra, and these were a corporate perk-slash-bonus present. And so, I thought I’d give them a review. Firstly, being wireless, they’re very convenient and get… Continue reading Review: Jabra Sport Headphones

health, marathon, running

The Dangers of Comparison

I've always struggled with constantly comparing myself to others. I was like this as a child, but I think going to Cambridge with a load of other Type As really reinforced this in me. And at the very start of my training for Manchester, I was feeling inadequate- not just because I had started my… Continue reading The Dangers of Comparison

health, running

A Running Renaissance!

It’s been one of those weeks. 2 weeks? I’m not sure. I’ve been off my game recently with blogging, (things have been crazy busy at work) but my running is undergoing something of a renaissance, and that's well worth discussing.      I posted a few weeks ago that I was having a major eugh with running, and… Continue reading A Running Renaissance!