So on Sunday I did my first half marathon. I was very nervous, I have only ever wracked up 15km previously so 22km was a tad daunting. However, as I pounded the pavement, desperately hoping I wouldn’t get a blister or a pull a muscle, I realised something about the task at hand. I wasn’t super human at all. In the days prior to the run I had so many supportive comments. Comments like “I am so amazed, I could never do that”, “wow, I can barely run a mile”. I am always surprised by these comments because 2 years ago I would have saidRead More →
Last week I had a full seven days of utter failure. Takeaway pizza was consumed. Running took a back seat and good healthy evening meals were replaced by wine and cheese.
Here’s nine ways to get back on track, without giving in to guilt and hopelessness!Read More →
I have been running on and off for about five years now. I am not fast. I am certainly not one of those women who looks like running just “works for them”. I can usually be found, with a stitch, on a country road somewhere. Having said all that, I am so proud of my body and what it has achieved in the past few years. I joke that if my old P.E teacher were to read this that she would probably say “Where’s Laura, this person is an impostor”. So why do I run? If it’s not “natural” to me and I am notRead More →
Of these three components, if you get the last one wrong you may as well not bother with the previous two. You may lose some weight, you may run 5km for a couple of weekends, but if you don’t have the right mindset any improvements you make to your health and fitness will be fleeting.Read More →