I’ve never used the term “eating disorder”. For me, that conjures up images of skeletal girls and boys, being hospitalized or placed under care, people who don’t eat a crumb. If I’m being courageous, I’ll call it “disordered eating”. When I don’t want to call attention to it, when I try and kid myself that… Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Let’s talk about eating
When I went travelling around South America for 6 months a couple of years ago, I had a few goals: 1 – Don’t die. 2 – Make friends. 3 – Don’t run out of money. 4 – Go for a run in every single town I stay in. I ran my first half-marathon 6 months… Continue reading EXPLORING: Running as a travel tool
I’m one of the most impulsive people you’ll meet. A friend suggests a holiday in the next week? Sign me up! I hear about a great movie on that night? I’m there! I decide to move to Santiago, Chile, for four months? All in a day’s work… I just don’t really plan things, and that… Continue reading IMPULSIVENESS: a welcome addition to exercise?
Sorry, I’ve not posted on here for a long time. I’ve been thinking about posts I could be writing, but most of my time now is spent writing for my job, things have been getting out of hand, and I have been busy settling into a new city. I just moved to Chile! To Santiago,… Continue reading Apologies for my absence…
Sunday is my long run day. Tuesdays? My heavy lifting day. On Saturday, I rest my body in preparation for the week ahead. I have a schedule for running and exercise, and I’ve had no trouble sticking to it in the past. I run 5 days a week, splitting it 2:3, and lift on 3… Continue reading PLANS – or, how to break them
TOTAL – 48 miles run, 10 miles hiked, 3 strength sessions, 1 climbing session As I did last week, I've linked up with Jess and Jess from Jess runs ATL and The Right Fits for their weekly workout round-up. I find this round-up an amazing way of keeping motivated by watching what all of the… Continue reading Weekly Workout Round-up, intensive week!
The tearing of skin. The brilliant flash of a bead of blood. Then, the sharp ache of a blister. A build-up of pressure. A constant dull pain in the shins which intensifies into a knife-edge on any contact. The fear of shin splints, of stress fractures. A fall, out of the blue. Grazed knees and… Continue reading PAIN – where do athletes draw the line?