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
Hands up who’s goal for 2019 is to run a marathon! The wonderful thing about running is it’s easy and simple and you don’t need any kit to do it, right? To some extent that’s totally true, but I invested in a few things along the way that turned out to be absolute god-sends. So… Read More What to Buy if you’re Training for a Marathon
January can be a pretty depressing month for loads of reasons, and it’s really common for our mental health to take a massive dip. I know I’ve been finding things quite hard since Christmas personally, which I’ve written a little bit about here. So I was thinking about writing a blog post about ways to… Read More Beating the January Blues: Fell Running Style
Eating disorders are something I’ve not talked about much so far. I figure there’s only so many miserable things you can write about when you’re trying to spread some positivity – and miscarriage could do with the exposure! But it is something that has affected me hugely, and (I’m coming to terms with the fact… Read More Running and Eating Disorders and Me
I’ve been watching a lot (like really a lot) of Grey’s Anatomy recently, it’s my new obsession. Life on Grey’s anatomy is beyond dramatic, but when they have a really rough patch (and believe me we’re talking serious life or death stuff here) they ‘dance it out’. Now I’m a terrible dancer, so this isn’t… Read More Running it Out: using speedwork to help manage your mental health