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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Holiday & Travel Fitness Essentials

During the past few months living and working in Mexico City, I came to realise just how important exercise was to me, both physically and mentally. Without some combination of running, cross training, weights and yoga, I'd probably have murdered someone or at the very least gained 30 lbs in tacos and chocolate ice cream. I… Continue reading Holiday & Travel Fitness Essentials

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Five lessons I learned the hard way; or my fails in Mexican business travel

1. Don't use your suitcase as a makeshift laundry basket. This seemed like a perfect solution at the time, especially for sweaty sports kit. However, 6 weeks into my trip when I had to pack again, some serious airing was needed. Not my smartest move! 2. Running as a coping mechanism has its drawbacks. (Not that… Continue reading Five lessons I learned the hard way; or my fails in Mexican business travel

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The Health Benefits of Work Travel

Okay, so there aren't many benefits of travelling with business. In fact, there are hardly any. Nonetheless, I'm determined to focus on the few positives I can find. It's a whole thing I'm trying. 1. I am currently living at an altitude of 2,250 m. It takes time to adjust, but I'm now confident that my fitness will… Continue reading The Health Benefits of Work Travel