Mindfulness, running

Mindfulness: Falling for fall?

Summer has always been my favourite season, and so when Autumn arrives it can be easy to feel despondent. Whilst social media gets excited for crisp leaves, warm jumpers and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but I often struggle slightly- I think that's the thing with the British Summer- blink and you'll miss it.  That's why it can… Continue reading Mindfulness: Falling for fall?

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Mindfulness, running

Monday Motivation: A Life Outside of Running

Morning! This week's motivation is courtesy of Ashley Higginson and Saucony. Ashley is a steeplechase runner who almost gave up on her sport completely. In the end, it turned out to be finding a life outside of running, and a sense of balance, that rekindled her fire.   https://youtu.be/fAkbqRqJ7Lg   This speaks to me a… Continue reading Monday Motivation: A Life Outside of Running

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, Mindfulness, running

Monday Motivation: Kara Goucher

It's Monday again and I've still got 17 miles of inclines in my legs from the weekend. Ouch. For those reasons I'm in need of some motivation- but fear not, because gazelle-like #girlboss Kara Goucher is never far from my mind.   This video, made by her sponsors Oiselle, charts her journey to the Olympic Trials (which… Continue reading Monday Motivation: Kara Goucher

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…?