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Notes from an injured runner (on the road to recovery)

When I woke up and put weight on my leg to find shooting sensations of pain in my calf and ankle I was pretty sure I’d broken it, I couldn’t put weight through it, I couldn’t even rest it on something like the bed without being in agony, I must’ve broken it, right?! Wrong! I […]

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Marathon in a Day

When I first sent that message to my dear friend asking her if she thought I could run a marathon and she came back saying 100% yes, I didn’t believe her. I went through 20 weeks of training with highs and lows and injuries. I found myself on that start line still not believing her. […]

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Shorts Vol. 1

I’ve been submerged for what feels like far too long. I think in some sense that’s because I felt I had to understand it, stay put and feel through it! As if without doing this I might not ever know how not to be. I sat in tears last week as a world voted for […]

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Open

I pride myself on being totally honest in this sphere and I’m thankful that I have a place where I can write out what I’m going through both physically and emotionally, the highs and lows of that, and how as a now 29 year old, pretty average British lass I’m still figuring it all out! […]

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The Functioning Depressive

I have this dream that one day I’ll live in a cabin in the woods with a wraparound porch, where I’d sit sipping whisky and smoking a cigar in my dressing gown. This is my desire to actually turn into an all American granddad, an odd one I admit for a 20-something British lass. I’ve […]

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Personal Training

Personal Training is a luxury for sure, and for the last few weeks I’ve been lucky enough to indulge myself. This is all thanks to my birthday, Christmas, and a little overtime at work.

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Marathon Diaries – 7

Probably the biggest question I get asked at the moment is how I keep up my motivation to get outside in the rain, wind, cold, misery and well the traditional English weather we all love put up with.

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A New Year 

And as if I blinked for slightly too long, 2015 is over. A new day begins with a new year, new ideas, dreams and unknowns. This time of year brings resolutions and promises of change. Old habits to be overwritten with new better ones. Instead of making sweeping declarations this year, I’ve opted for a […]

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The Gift 

Once upon a time someone said to me if you’re trying to be a nice person, then you’re not a nice person. Being nice means you don’t have to try. I get the idea but I really didn’t and still don’t agree. This comment actually really hurt my feelings at the time. I like to […]

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Why Mind?

I spent Saturday at a marathon training day put on by mind. It was a great day and opportunity to speak with like minded people, work on our techniques/training prep and kick off our fundraising. With talks by professionals and those who had suffered with mental health issues it was inspirational and informative. So why […]

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