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

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marathon, running

Highlights: Running in 2016

This year has definitely been a mixed bag in terms of my running, but overall I've made some great progress and had a great time in the process. So without further ado, here are my highlights. As always, I love hearing about other people's achievements, so do let me know your best moment from 2016.… Continue reading Highlights: Running in 2016

Mindfulness, running

Monday Motivation: Question Madness

This past week, I've been contemplating why we do the crazy things we do. Why do we push ourselves to the limit, experience so much pain and frustration, and potentially risk failure? We do it because we can. Being able to take on challenges, try new things and ultimately reach the limits of what we think… Continue reading Monday Motivation: Question Madness

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?

Mindfulness, running

5 tips for anxious people

I’m having a bit of a rough time with my mood right now. I’ve suffered with depression and anxiety for a while now, and whilst I’ve generally got everything under control, it comes in peaks and troughs sometimes. Sometimes you can find a cause, and sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason for it, and the latter is the… Continue reading 5 tips for anxious people