Race Recap: Race For Life Southend 2017


Fitness, Lifestyle

On Sunday I took part in Southend’s annual Race for Life Event at Garrons Park.  This event is always well organised, well marshaled and fun to take part in given the cause. I had been planning all week to aim for a Personal Best at the race seeing as this was the event I set […]

14th May 2017

Oh Hey New Running Shoes: Brooks Addiction 12’s


Fitness

Since returning to training I have not felt comfortable in my running shoes. I have been running in Nike Pegasus trainers since 2012 and haven’t had many problems until I started long distance running – then I got injured (I promise I will stop talking about this soon). At first I thought it was me, […]

8th May 2017

Race Recap: Rayleigh 10k


Fitness

How many bloody hills are there in Hockley & Rayleigh? Too many! This Sunday I took part in the first Rayleigh 10k race put on by our local Rotary Club. I was rather excited to be racing for the first time since returning from injury and seeing as it was local my other half had […]

5th May 2017

Brick Workouts Make You Feel AWESOME!


Fitness

They may leave you drained, sweaty and contemplating never doing a triathlon but BRICK workouts in the long run make you feel awesome! First off, let me explain what a BRICK workout is. A brick workout refers to the stacking of two disciplines during the same workout, one after the other with minimal to no […]

3rd May 2017

Adidas’ London Marathon Training Kit Review


Fitness, Lifestyle

In hindsight buying the London Marathon 2017 training kit two months before the race wasn’t the smartest of ideas seeing as I didn’t run but I don’t regret it one bit. Running the London Marathon is a dream that I will not give up on, and having this year’s kit (even if it was a […]

1st May 2017

Putting My Best Foot Forward


Fitness, Lifestyle

Six weeks since making my decision to pull out of the London Marathon following professional advice I am finally starting to introduce running back into my fitness routine with a new goal in mind –  I will run a sub two hour half-marathon in 2017, ideally in my home town, 11 weeks from now. My marathon dreams […]

25th April 2017

Thorpe Park Half Marathon & Training Update


Fitness, Updates

After skipping training and avoiding anything more than 10k (6 miles) since my last half marathon I was starting to get into the “running rut”. I knew if I didn’t train I wouldn’t be able to run London in 50 days without causing some sort of lasting damage to my body, but I just couldn’t […]

9th March 2017

#20SomethingRuns: Marathon Update #6


Fitness

I have Glandular Fever. Wednesday after work I headed to my GP as I was suffering from another episode of Tonsillitis (shocker) and walked out with instructions to rest as much as possible because my blood test results made it clear that I was suffering from more than just Tonsillitis, I had developed Glandular Fever. […]

13th January 2017

20SomethingRuns: Marathon Training Update #5


Fitness, Lifestyle, Updates

Last weeks Marathon training update wasn’t forgotten – it just didn’t happen. This wasn’t because of Christmas (okay, I took one day off to play with presents from Santa) – it was because I unfortunately came down with some sort of stomach bug/food poisoning which left me attached to my bed and the bathroom. I will not divulge any […]

6th January 2017

#20somethingruns: 110.5 miles 2016 recap


Fitness, Updates

Running has become a huge part of my life over the past year, and I can finally hold my hands up and say I’ve found something special in this hobby. I’ve decided for today’s post to just post a photo diary recap of what I have achieved this year. Taking the perfect post race selfie […]

31st December 2016