Keeping up motivation with virtual races in lockdown (Part 3)

Virtual races have really kept my motivation going when races have been few and far between. I’ve done 2 real life races this year, and a whole host of virtuals. So what have I been up to recently… Bedford 5km and 10km I absolutely loved the Bedford Run Fest Twilight 10km last year, so decided…

Salcey Forest Autumn Challenge 6 Hours 2020

An actual, real life, race. Big Bear Events Salcey Forest Winter was the last race I went to (report here) so it was fitting my first one since lockdown was here, too. And this was my first race as part of the Brigaide! Pre race there was lots of information to read about how it…

Recovering from a broken ankle (Part 3)

See part 1 here and part 2 here. 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 place as me. This is not advice. It’s just me documenting my recovery. For…

Recovering from a broken ankle (Part 2)

See part 1 here. 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 place as me. This is not advice. It’s just me documenting my…

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…

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…