I woke up at 4am this morning, mostly because the dog was whining (vet life). But also because I start my week of nightshifts again on Wednesday. I tend not to talk much about my life as a vet, maybe because people often assume I must always love it, and so it feels like it… Read More Running to a Happier Place
After finishing the London Marathon a few weeks ago, I’m prioritising restoration in this recovery phase. For me this is both a mental and physical process, and I’m doing my best to tune in to what my body needs. Physically I know I’m pretty worn out, and my body is very tense and tight from… Read More A Review of Hot Pod Yoga
Up until now the London Marathon was an anniversary of one of the hardest times of my life. In 2018 I was lucky enough to have a charity place and had raised over £3,000 for the Guide Dogs Association. I discovered I was pregnant several weeks before the race, and after consulting my doctor decided… Read More Running the London Marathon 2019
A year ago today, we heard the words no couple ever wants to hear, “I’m really sorry guys, but there’s no heart beat”. I’m a veterinary surgeon, I see nature run its course every single day. I know not to get my hopes up. But how do you process finding out you’re pregnant without considering… Read More One Year After A Miscarriage
A casual Sunday morning just after 7am, getting on the tube dressed as a pair of giant dogs. Tom stood holding a handle, me with my tail tucked to one side on the last remaining empty seat. Being London, nobody made eye contact. This was the start of the day we ran the Vitality Big… Read More Running The Vitality Big Half.. dressed as Guide Dogs!
I never learnt to swim properly as a child. Don’t get me wrong, I did learn how not to drown (important life skill): I mastered both frantic doggy-paddle and old lady head-three-foot out-of-the-water style! But I never learnt how to swim properly. So in 2016 after qualifying as a vet, I decided to have adult… Read More Keeping Your Head Below Water
When you become a super sad running geek (like me), one of the requirements of a potential holiday has to be a local parkrun. In fact, there is even a designated parkrun travel agent who specialises in exotic international parkrun tourism (they’re called Exodus travels if you’re interested). My latest holiday tourism wasn’t international, or… Read More Holkham Parkrun: A Tourist’s Review