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Sticks & Stones

Words are so incredibly powerful, I love them which is why my favourite pastimes are to write, read, or listen. But the balance of the universe means that if they’re not helping us they’re hurting us. Do you want to know how many hurtful things I’ve said to myself today?

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Marathon Diaries – A2

This week I had coffee with my dad and had an impromptu chat about my depression. We chatted about what I felt changed me from the most whimsical carefree child to an adult with the struggles I’ve had. I’ve always been fairly adamant that for me it was never one thing or one moment, and […]

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Marathon Diaries – A1

Well the first full week of marathon training is done! It felt a little strange to kick things off again. When I decided to run my first marathon I had a really slow build up. I knew I was running it about 4 months before my training had to start. I kept fit and active […]

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Marathon Diaries – Amsterdam 

I can’t quite believe it’s been two months since I crossed the finish line at Brighton and today sees the start of marathon training for Amsterdam. In the two months since Brighton I’ve been running, and doing a few classes, but I’ve also been injured. In the last 2 weeks I’ve mustered up a measly […]

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Worthing 10K & Race Day Disappointment 

On the weekend it was my first official race since the marathon. A nice and easy, flat local route; short distance, full of friends, PB in the bag, what could go wrong? Turns out quite a lot. Before I get in to me, let’s talk about the race. It was sold out way sooner than […]

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Imperfect

With May seeing Women’s Health UK launch their #inshapemyshape campaign, it seemed only natural to talk about imperfections. With the campaign set to tackle body shaming, I felt for me it extended much further than this. For me being in shape is physical, mental, financial and maybe even spiritual. It’s about tackling the negative self-talk […]

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The Slump

So I ran a marathon, it went pretty well, I loved the experience, and I loved the achievement. It was probably the proudest day of my life. After spending months training and obsessing, I crossed the line on a massive high and then slumped down with a beer and a smile that I was sure […]

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Things I wish I knew before signing up to 26.2

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather and after all the ‘totes emosh’ Marathon posting I’ve been doing, I decided to lighten the mood. For all of those people out there thinking should I or shouldn’t I? Here are some things you should really know before signing up for a marathon.

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Marathon Diaries – 10

Marathon Training has been pretty hard over the last few weeks, with niggles and potential injuries it’s felt a bit like taking one step forward and two back. My body has responded incredibly well to the activity level increase over the last few months, mainly because I’ve been following all the rules. Now life has […]

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Running your Mind

I started running to feel better, both physically and emotionally. I still to this day use it as my go to wellbeing fix, to regulate my mood and to keep myself in check. Running is obviously pretty important to me and I rely on it heavily for so much more than just fitness and clarity. […]

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