marathon, running

Where to get discount running kit

“I know, I know” I tell my mother for the hundredth time, “I have a lot of running kit”. This conversation takes place every time I go to visit my parents, and inevitably have to sneak a pile of dirty lycra into their washing machine. And yes, I do have a lot of running kit.… Continue reading Where to get discount running kit

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marathon, running

Woman Crush Wednesday: Paula Radcliffe

This week's Woman Crush Wednesday comes to you courtesy of the wonderful, the inimitable, the supreme: Paula Radcliffe. Even as a child, completely uninterested in athletics, Paula Radcliffe was always on my radar; regularly competing in (and winning) Olympic events, The London Marathon and The Great North Run.But I don't think it was until Paula retired from professional… Continue reading Woman Crush Wednesday: Paula Radcliffe

marathon, My Firsts, running

The Rundown: Reykjavik Half Marathon

Warning: this is a long one. Feel free to skip ahead to the result 😉 This weekend just gone, I headed to Reykjavik, Iceland, for my first ever half marathon! Race Goals As always I had three goals when it came to this race: - Plan A: Finish under 2:00 - Plan B: Finish under 1:55… Continue reading The Rundown: Reykjavik Half Marathon

marathon, running

Milestone Run: 18 Miles of Exploration

To be completely honest I was feeling a bit wiped this week after last weekend’s trail run, and my legs were reaching a worrying level of soreness that just about bordered on injury. But nonetheless, my focus at the moment is resting up and recovering properly in order to avoid the complete burnout I experienced… Continue reading Milestone Run: 18 Miles of Exploration

marathon, running

Woman Crush Wednesday: Jess Ennis-Hill

I've decided to do a new mini-series on the inspirational women that motivate me to be a better runner, athlete, and all-round person. The first on my list is really an obvious choice: it was during the 2012 London Olympics that Jessica Ennis (now Ennis-Hill) first came to my attention. Back then I wasn't anything… Continue reading Woman Crush Wednesday: Jess Ennis-Hill