Tag: running

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…

Monday Morning Motivation: The why

The Why by Billy Yang at Leadville 100

Are you struggling to get up and out of the door to run? Ask yourself why you’re doing it (or not). This week’s Monday Morning Motivation comes from Billy Yang who posed the question: Why do we run 100 miles? It’s a question I get from friends and acquaintances quite often. And Read more…

Fast Fuel – eating for success… and a giveaway

Vegetarian food.

Even if you’ve not been following my blog for long, you’ll know that nutrition is important to me. I’ve successfully managed to lose weight by eating a healthy balanced diet. I have only put on 7-8lbs by Week 39 of pregnancy by eating well, so I’m always interested in learning Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Candace Hill

Candace Hill

It’s a few months old now, but this video shows why Candace Hill is one to watch for the future: Candace turned 17 just a couple of weeks ago. In June 2015, she became the first high school-aged female to break the 11-second barrier for 100 metres on the track. Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Catching Kayla

Kayla Montgomery with a pair of running shoes slung over her shoulder.

This short film (<13 mins) brought a tear to my eye. Kayla is a young woman with multiple sclerosis, but that has not stopped her from pursuing her dreams. If she can continue training and achieving, what’s stopping you? Read more: For Runner With M.S., No Pain While Racing, No Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – A nation that runs

Track running.

OK, so the data’s getting a bit old now, but I still think this infographic about a Nation that Runs is interesting: by JessicaDraws. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Which statistic from a Nation that Runs did you find most interesting?

Stubbington 10k race recap

I’ve run Stubbington 3 times before, so I knew what to expect from this race. It’s held on a fairly flat course and being early in the year, the weather can be a bit unpredictable. Two years ago, it snowed during the race (which is unusual for this part of Read more…

2014 race awards

Tray of champagne coupes

For this post, I’ve linked up with Montana at Pretty Lil Mudder and a few other fab fitness bloggers – be sure to check out their posts. Here are my 2014 race awards… drum roll, please… Most Scenic Course For me this award has to go to Lanhydrock parkrun It’s in Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – who are you competing against?

Do you run for fun or are you always aiming for the next PB? Save

“I came across a fallen tree…”

Teri and Justin climbing over a tree on our way to Royal Victoria Country Park

Today was my second long run of my marathon training. I had originally planned to incorporate it with a CC6 (cross-country race), but the weather here has been horrendous. I thought it might be very hard to force myself to run 9 or so miles home from a race whilst Read more…