food, health, Mindfulness, running, travel

The Backpacker Chronicles – Week 4

This weeks itinerary was thankfully a little more restful than previous weeks, going simply from Flores --> Semuc Champey --> Antigua. What I've been up to I spent two full days of the week travelling on busses - firstly on Monday from Flores to Semuc Champey, and then on Friday from Semuc Champey to Antigua.… Continue reading The Backpacker Chronicles – Week 4

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running, travel

The Backpacker Chronicles – Week 1

Well hello there, it's been a while, hasn't it? Just a quick update on me- since the last time I wrote, I have: quit my job moved out of my flat packed a 10kg backpack run away to Central America Big stuff, right? Anyhow, this life change means that the focus of this blog is… Continue reading The Backpacker Chronicles – Week 1

marathon, running

Milestone Run: 17 Miles of Struggle

This weekend I had a tough run. But instead of calling it a tough run, i’m calling it a milestone run. Let me set the scene: I was invited along on a group trail run through the North Downs, by some friends at running club, one of whom was training for an ultra on that… Continue reading Milestone Run: 17 Miles of Struggle

marathon, running

Tempo miles, tempo smiles…?

Ahhhhh tempo miles. How I’ve missed you. Not really. But also kind of. My main issue with tempo miles is the mental stress of knowing you have to hit certain paces, and to be honest they just end up looming over your head all day. Or they do for me, at least. The weird thing… Continue reading Tempo miles, tempo smiles…?

food, health, marathon, Mindfulness, Playlists, running

Mindfulness: My Training Principles

Last night, feeling particularly inspired after a yoga class, nourishing dinner and catch-up with a friend, I found myself with some time to properly reflect on some principles I want to train by in the next few months. With quite a busy schedule of races and training ahead, I want to be careful to avoid… Continue reading Mindfulness: My Training Principles