Tag: Running

On the mend

I'm finally feeling human again, after the flu that just wouldn't die. Time for some moderation and self-care...

Taking sensible steps

When there's too much going on and you're not able to do it all...time to be sensible and let something go.

Royal Parks Half: 30 days to go!

In what is becoming a bit of a tradition round these parts, I'm running the Royal Parks half-marathon. In just 30 days! It's definitely my favourite half-marathon. The route is spectacular and it's normally really well organised. Not something that can be said for all large races. And, as usual, I'm running to raise funds ...

Nervous knee concerns…

The return of my old knee injury? I'll do anything to avoid more surgery...

Hands up if you’re a lazy, boozey fatty…

There's only one way to put it: I let myself go completely in December. Not in a free-thinking or hedonistic way, but in a completely gluttonous, greedy, calorific way. No cake or mince pie was rejected, no drink or cocktail was politely declined. I ate like a competitive eater and drank like a student. Plus, ...

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This morning…

…I ran 5km even though I was shattered through not enough sleep. I then skipped breakfast and survived off coffee until lunch. I then made the fatal mistake of going to Subway for lunch when starving and came out with a 12-inch Italian BMT with extra cheese. A quick glance at the menu revealed that ...

A change of gears required…

When I say I 'over-consumed' over the Christmas holidays, it's no exaggeration. I consistently ate whatever was put in front of me. When I wasn't eating, I was waiting on new food being prepared, or taking a short break after finishing my last meal. Or I was asleep.  Breaks between meals were short and sweet, ...

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Royal Parks half-marathon 2016

I live! I didn't just survive this year's Royal Parks half-marathon, I enjoyed every minute of it! It was, as ever, a well organised and very picturesque race. But the addition of some unexpected sunshine was simply an added bonus. My pacing was a little off due to navigating early crowds and needing to stop ...

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Royal Parks Half – here we go!

I'm sitting in my kitchen, sipping a coffee and preparing to get dressed. At 0900, I'll start the Royal Parks half-marathon and run 13 miles / 21km around London's stunning parks. All in aid of Epilepsy Action. Training has gone well and I've been very pleased with my longer runs, both in terms of pace ...