marathon, running

Woman Crush Wednesday: Jess Ennis-Hill

I've decided to do a new mini-series on the inspirational women that motivate me to be a better runner, athlete, and all-round person. The first on my list is really an obvious choice: it was during the 2012 London Olympics that Jessica Ennis (now Ennis-Hill) first came to my attention. Back then I wasn't anything… Continue reading Woman Crush Wednesday: Jess Ennis-Hill

marathon, running

Milestone Run: 17 Miles of Struggle

This weekend I had a tough run. But instead of calling it a tough run, i’m calling it a milestone run. Let me set the scene: I was invited along on a group trail run through the North Downs, by some friends at running club, one of whom was training for an ultra on that… Continue reading Milestone Run: 17 Miles of Struggle

marathon, Mindfulness, running

Monday Motivation: Kara Goucher

It's Monday again and I've still got 17 miles of inclines in my legs from the weekend. Ouch. For those reasons I'm in need of some motivation- but fear not, because gazelle-like #girlboss Kara Goucher is never far from my mind.   This video, made by her sponsors Oiselle, charts her journey to the Olympic Trials (which… Continue reading Monday Motivation: Kara Goucher

marathon, running

Tempo miles, tempo smiles…?

Ahhhhh tempo miles. How I’ve missed you. Not really. But also kind of. My main issue with tempo miles is the mental stress of knowing you have to hit certain paces, and to be honest they just end up looming over your head all day. Or they do for me, at least. The weird thing… Continue reading Tempo miles, tempo smiles…?

running

In case you needed some inspiration today

Here it is! I watched the NBC Rio 2016 video last night, on Snapchat, as I was just about to head to sleep. There's nothing I can say that the video doesn't do justice on its own; not only is it inspirational, but the production values are absolutely top-notch. https://youtu.be/lFIIMEe2Ht0   Is there a video/film/song… Continue reading In case you needed some inspiration today