How to Structure Running Goals Using Personal Bests

How to Structure Running Goals Using Personal Bests

My motivation drips out in small bursts.  Sometimes my brain is swimming with adrenaline at 6am. Other days it takes until 8pm to lace up and get out. Creating a fitness plan or running schedule is all well and good, but I know my body and mind will render it void immediately.  I work solely [...]

Instagram is my best friend for fitness during lockdown

Instagram is my best friend for fitness during lockdown

My beloved Virgin Active has glue-gunned their doors shut.  That means choking on chlorine is out of the question.  No sticky sweat tumbling down my nose after a steam room stint.  No awkward smiles as I plunge into the foamy waters of the jacuzzi.  Most importantly, I cannot ponder, and then immediately discard, the idea [...]

Hi, I am a runner

Hi, I am a runner

Build yourself a time machine and hurtle back prior February 2020.  Ask politely if I want to start running.  Be prepared for a bemused scoff and a hearty laugh because me - actually choosing to pound pavements and get sweaty outside of the bedroom?  No bloody way, hun.  I too am surprised therefore of my [...]

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

I stopped hating my body due to taking up swimming

This summer, (unbeknownst to myself until extremely recently) I have managed to dramatically improve my relationship with my body as well as enhance both my general physical and mental health. I have finally discovered a *real* hobby which is charming, I have a passion for and yet have no intention of making my career (here [...]