Monday Morning Motivation: Live Like Line

Poster for The Miracle season.

I watched The Miracle Season on Netflix and although it’s predictable in places, I also found it moving as I knew it was based on a true story. I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to say that the eponymous character, Line, passes away not long into the Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Moon Fahel

Moon Fahel running.

As we’re in peak marathon season, this week’s inspiration is courtesy of an 85-year-old runner: Moon Fahel. Moon joined a gym after retiring at 66. Whilst there he would try anything that sounded like fun, including Zumba and martial arts. Moon was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer when he started Read more…


My parkrun A-Z: Guildford parkrun

Map of Guildford parkrun with 'My parkrun A-Z: Guildford parkrun' superimposed on it.

After doing our last three parkruns at Moors Valley, Killerton and the Eden Project, we were looking forward to seeing friends at our home parkrun today, however, we ended up doing Guildford parkrun. Why did we go to Guildford parkrun? We’re busy planning ahead for a trip to Australia in Read more…


parkrunning in Cornwall at Eden Project parkrun

Biomes at the Eden Project with 'parkrunning in Cornwall: Eden Project parkrun' superimposed on it.

I was at home in Cornwall for Easter weekend, so there was another opportunity for parkrun tourism. I’d love to be able to complete all of the parkruns in Cornwall, but Mount Edgcumbe and Tamar Lakes are quite a long way from my family home in West Cornwall. I decided Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Lorena Ramirez

Lorena Ramírez taking part in Cajamar Tenerife Bluetrail ultramarathon.

María Lorena Ramírez Hernández is a 24-year-old Mexican runner. She belongs to the Tarahumara or Rarámuri ethnic group. These indigenous people are known for their long-distance running ability. Lorena Ramirez became world famous after winning the UltraTrail Cerro Rojo in 2017. She completed the 50 km race in 7 hours and 20 minutes, whilst Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Jeannie Rice

Mature Korean woman standing next to a rack of medals.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is courtesy of Jeannie Rice, a veteran runner who is showing no signs of slowing down. Rice, a 70-year-old from Ohio, set an age-group world record at Chicago Marathon in October 2018.   Her finish time was 3:27:50, beating the previous age-group record by over 7 1/2 Read more…


My parkrun A-Z: Killerton parkrun

People milling around after Killerton parkrun with a superimposed heading: My parkrun A-Z: Killerton parkrun

I’m really finding it hard to exercise this year. I have so few opportunities to get out and, as M is still a terrible sleeper, I’m always sleep deprived. The one thing that is a constant in my life is parkrun. My parkrun PB is 23:40 and I’m a long Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Fit Got Real

Fit Got Real Advert showing women with skateboards.

It’s a couple of years since Sport England launched their This Girl Can campaign launched. There’s now a new chapter: Fit Got Real. Whether you’re cycling to work, literally running the school run, or getting muddy with your pooch in the park, we’re celebrating all the amazing ways you fit Read more…


Friday Five: 5 podcasts that I listen to

5 podcasts that I listen to

Some people like listening to music whilst they’re running, but I tend to run with friends, so it would be antisocial to have headphones on. However, on Fridays, I have the day off, so I listen to podcasts whilst I catch up on housework and prepare food. These 5 podcasts Read more…


Training with friends

Four people strolling along a road together with the text 'training with friends' superimposed on it.

I’ve been struggling to fit in any training because work has been busy. Also, M still doesn’t sleep so I’m always tired. I’m also struggling with my weight, which isn’t helping to make me motivated. I’ve realised that training with friends is the key to getting me back on track. Read more…