Category: Running chat

Summer Running: 10 things I’ve been doing to beat the heat

Summer Running: 10 things I’ve been doing to beat the heat

Disclaimer: I’m well aware that our three week heat wave is what other countries just call summer. As Brits, we are a nation that loves to complain incessantly about the weather. It’s too cold. Too windy. Is it ever going to stop raining? And now? […]

Beating the Post Marathon Blues

Beating the Post Marathon Blues

Have you ever been so happy, that you almost feel sad because you know it cannot last forever? When I crossed the line at Edinburgh I was so unbelievably ecstatic. You know, the kind that make you burst into a smile and laugh out loud? […]

Maranoia, The Destroyer!

Maranoia, The Destroyer!

My achilles: “I’m not sure I’m going to make it around 26.2 you know. I think I’m sore.” My lungs: “Yeh, and to be honest, I think we might have caught pneumonia from that girl who sneezed yesterday” My legs: “Couldn’t agree more. I’ve never […]

What Does It Mean To Be Healthy?

What Does It Mean To Be Healthy?

If we were playing family fortunes, and the question was: ‘Things associated with being healthy‘, what would your top answers be? I’ve always thought mine would look something like this: Fruit and vegetables Exercise Sleep Injury free Yet, when I sat on the beach on […]

Edinburgh Marathon Training Round Up

Edinburgh Marathon Training Round Up

With just over two weeks to go until Edinburgh marathon, I’ve been reflecting on my second marathon training cycle. Marathon training is NEVER without challenges and the last four months have certainly been full of them. Ups and downs, sweat and tears, injuries, illness and […]

New London Marathon Good For Age Rules

New London Marathon Good For Age Rules

Hands up if you’ve entered the ballot already? If you’ve been following the running community chatter over the last week, then you’ll know that London Marathon have announced some changes to their good for age automatic qualification system. So, what’s changed? Previously, runners who clocked […]

My Edinburgh Marathon Goals

My Edinburgh Marathon Goals

It’s rare that I’m lost for words, but I genuinely don’t know where to start with this post. After a far from ideal build up, I’m completely torn as to what my goals for Edinburgh marathon are. So this is my brain dump to try […]