Category: Running chat

Running through pregnancy- the first trimester

Running through pregnancy- the first trimester

I’ve never really given a lot of thought to what being pregnant would actually feel like. If I had, I’d have been very, very wrong. I think it’s safe to say that running through pregnancy has not been anything I thought it would be. And […]

2019 Running Round Up

2019 Running Round Up

Rewind 12 months to January of last year, and other than travelling to a previous decade, you’d have found me sitting at this exact desk, mince pie in hand and aircast boot on foot, planning my 10 running goals for 2019. I think most of […]

Running, My Love….

Running, My Love….

It’s safe to say that the lack of running over the last 6 weeks has left a serious hole in my life. I’d even go as far as saying that I feel like I’ve lost my best friend. Sure, I’ve successfully replaced the physical aspects, […]

5 things I learnt from London, and my Chicago Marathon training plan

5 things I learnt from London, and my Chicago Marathon training plan

“Failure is the opportunity  to begin again more intelligently” A month on from this years London marathon, and to be honest, I’m still trying to unpick my emotions. There’s pride and happiness that I after years of ballot rejections, I actually ran London! Disappointment that […]

Looking Backwards to move Forwards

Looking Backwards to move Forwards

Sometimes, the key to moving forwards, is to look back. Let me explain…. Despite running a PB at the Bath Half last Sunday, I’m having a wobble. Possibly more of an earthquake. 5 weeks today, London will be done. And I’m beginning to doubt my […]

Why do you run?

Why do you run?

This was a question I asked myself (many times) during my interval session this morning. And the truth is, my answer will vary. After a long, stressful day at work, I run to unwind. To forget the day, or at least to make amends with […]

Which comes first, the training or the goal?

Which comes first, the training or the goal?

This question stems from a conversation I had with a friend last weekend over coffee. At the beginning of December I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my foot and had to take 6 weeks away from running. Not ideal. Even less ideal when […]

Gait Analysis for Runners: simplifying the jargon

Gait Analysis for Runners: simplifying the jargon

Walking into a running shop to be greeted by a wall of trainers can be intimidating to say the least. Well, that was my experience last week when I finally decided it was time to replace my Asics GT2000’s. I mean, where do you even […]

2018 Running Review: My Top 6

2018 Running Review: My Top 6

Suspended in limbo with no idea what day it is, or what you’re supposed to be doing. Almost as if you’re having a giant lie in from life! I am, of course, talking about that awkward week in between Christmas and New Year.  It’s a […]

My Ten 2019 Running Goals

My Ten 2019 Running Goals

With the new year just around the corner, I’ve been reading a lot of posts about New Year’s resolutions. ‘New year, new me!’ How many times have you heard that one? Perhaps the more important question though, is have you ever succeeded? If so, you’re […]