HARP 24 Running Festival 2018

Fitness, Race Reviews, Running

So I know that I was meant to put up a post prior to my race at the weekend but life got in the way, so apologies. I will however pop up more content in the next few weeks as I have a break from races for three weeks. This weekend was the annual HARP […]

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Adidas City Runs 1hr Challenge

Fitness, Race Reviews

I feel like at the moment all I am doing is writing Race recaps, however when I looked at my training diary I realised every Sunday’s run at the moment is a race! Have no fear because I get three weeks off soon so you’ll find out a little more about my training for Ride […]

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Henley Sprint Triathlon

Fitness, Race Reviews, Triathlons

On Sunday I took part in my second Sprint Triathlon in Henley-on-Thames and absolutely loved it! We drove up on Sunday morning, of course stopping off at McDonald’s for some breakfast (not recommended pre-race fuel) and plodded along the motorway for two hours until we reached Henley. The plan to originally stay up in Henley, […]

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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

I’ve Finally Found My Purpose


Advice, Lifestyle

When I was younger everyone used to ask me “Emily, what do you want to be when you grow up?” and of course (like everyone at that age) every time I gave a different answer because I never really knew what I wanted do for a living. Since becoming and adult (I use that term […]

13th February 2017

23 Lessons I Have Learnt


Advice, Lifestyle, Relationships

I haven’t written or had the urge to write anything on my blog for quite some time. I have been going through a rough patch recently so I took a step back to re-evaluate everything. I still have some more work to do, however after taking some much needed time off and celebrating my 23rd […]

8th February 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

Camera Gadgets Actually Worth Purchasing!


Advice

Imagine me as a Magpie and the Camera Shop as a Jewellers. I never walk out empty-handed. However, most of the things I have bought spontaneously haven’t been worth it and I only end up using 10% of them. With a ring light currently on my Amazon wish list I decided to declutter my camera collection […]

10th January 2017