Recovering from a broken ankle (Part 1)

So I went over on my ankle and busted it. Ouch. Here’s the road to recovery… please bear in mind this is my recovery journey and advice was given to me based on my circumstances alone- everyone is different so please listen to what your doctors say if you unfortunately find yourself in the same…

Keeping up motivation with virtual races in lockdown (Part 2)

I have been finding some great challenges to take part in since we are not able to take part in real life racing – this is the second installment- see here for the first! I have also included some you can still enter at the time of first publishing. I’ll be updating this post with…

Keeping up motivation with virtual races in lockdown

As we find ourselves in this difficult situation, lots of people have been doing home workouts, online classes and taking up running (which I think is fabulous and I hope people keep it up!). I write a post here about keeping active at home, including virtual races, and I have taken my own advice and…

Review : Zwift Running

One of the things I thought I’d try during these strange times is Zwift, as I mentioned in my at home ideas post. It seemed a brilliant way to still run with others (including my fellow running club goats), virtually! Essentially, you run on a treadmill and the app puts you on a virtual track…

How to stay active in lockdown – 5 at home ideas

In this post I’m going to explore some of the indoor options we have available to us right now as a way to keep me motivated and hopefully you, too! Check gov.uk for current guidance about exercising outdoors (UK). It is in no way a criticism of those following current guidance – it’s pretty clear…

Training for : RTTK 2020 (Part 5)

Part 4 can be found right here. How quickly things can change… I write this blog as I go every month, and you can see how I started off normally with races and parkrun on, to an unprecedented situation. Of course races are not the number 1 priority right now, but as my blog is…

Salcey Forest Winter Challenge 6 Hours 2020

I love doing these events hosted by Big Bear. I’m a slow runner who takes walk breaks (have a read about lap 4…) and I have always felt welcomed and encouraged to give it my best shot. So, my first race of 2020! The last time I did this there was no mud and lovely…

Training for : RTTK 2020 (Part 4)

Part 3 can be found here. Part 4 is where I start following the official plan from the race (with a few changes to fit my other races in), I have detailed the block and week of the official plan next to the week I am on personally. Week 13 Week 13 started with illness…

Training for : RTTK 2020 (Part 3)

Part 2 can be found here. As with the previous two, I am concentrating on getting fitter, with the anticipation the official plan from the race is starting in Feb (with a few races and therfore modifications to the plan thrown in for good measure along the way)! I have also been working on getting…

Tips to successfully take running photos of others

I have been taking photos for a little while now, so I thought I’d share some of my findings so far. I am not a pro, but I have taken photos people like of them running! So I have some tips I think you will find useful if you’d like to give it a go….

Training for : RTTK 2020 (Part 2)

The plan at the moment is still increasing milage and getting fitter! See part 1 here. Week 5 Week 5 kicked off with short back to backs of 3km and 2km. I then did 2.5km on Friday with 10km done on Sunday at a nice easy pace. It felt harder than expected, but overall I…

Best of 2019

It’s crazy reading my best of 2018 post, I only started running last year! It feels like a lifetime ago. And I hope to still improve further as time goes on. I always feel like it’s a slow process, but actually I am really happy that in the last year and however many months, I…