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

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, running

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

health, Mindfulness, Products I Love, running

Post-Run Pampering

Now that I am working freelance in the fitness industry, I have a great excuse to hang out in my workout clothes pretty much all the time. Nonetheless, it's occurred to me that I don't want to let my standards slip- getting up, showering and (occasionally) putting on real clothes makes me feel like a… Continue reading Post-Run Pampering

health, Playlists, running

The Power Up Playlist 1.0

I may not be doing a lot of running lately, but I am still lifting, cycling and dragging my ass to the swimming pool at stupid o'clock in the morning. For all of these activities, I need a pretty decent Power Up Playlist. It's also very useful for general motivation- exciting things are happening in my… Continue reading The Power Up Playlist 1.0