I’ve always felt a strange parallel to Rachel Cullen’s journey with exercise, despite never having met. Her first book, ‘Running for my Life’, is a moving and utterly candid account of how running transformed Rachel from unfit and riddled with anxiety and self-loathing, to a marathon-running warrior. You can read my review here. My mental… Read More ‘A Midife Cyclist’, a review
If there was ever a day to try a new parkrun, this wasn’t it. But if you’re going to get up early and battle through Storm Dennis with 459 other runners, it certainly helps if you do it somewhere as beautiful as Wollaton Park. Today was the 2nd meeting of the newest parkrun in Nottingham,… Read More Wollaton Hall Parkrun
For a long time, even the word yoga made me roll my eyes. I’m not exactly sure why I had such a negative reaction to it. I guess I really did not believe that doing an impression of a tree in a church hall was in any way comparable to my speed session. I did give it… Read More Should Runners do Yoga?
When I first found out I was pregnant I decided I wanted to write a blog about staying active during pregnancy. When we lost the baby this was another part of life that wasn’t going to happen. But I realised that didn’t mean I couldn’t still write. This was the start of This Vet Runs,… Read More Starting a Conversation about Baby Loss in the Veterinary Profession
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know I’ve dabbled in triathlon before. I’ve enjoyed writing a series of comedy blogs detailing my adventures in each one, from walking in the bike section (click here to read this one) to getting chased by a dog on the run (or here for that one)! I’m… Read More Setting Goals at the End of the Triathlon Season
This morning I had the immense honour of being an official pacer at the Robin Hood Half Marathon! Living just a few miles away from the start, the Robin Hood is my biggest local race, so it’s always been close to my heart. I have never been a pacer at a race event before, just… Read More Pacing the Robin Hood Half Marathon 2019
A couple of weeks ago I went open water swimming for the first time, which was no small deal! I had to face multiple fears at once (namely swimming, reeds, cold water, sludge and creatures), but came away completely invigorated. You can read about the first time here. Exercise has taught me time and time… Read More A Mini Aquathlon Adventure