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?
I have a yearly challenge. Every year, I run around a reservoir about 20 miles from my house, a reservoir I used to cycle around with my parents. The “short” loop is 16 miles and is a mixture of trails, gravel tracks and some roads, and as it follows the shore of the reservoir it… Continue reading Tracking Progress through Challenge
TOTAL – 40.3 miles, 2 strength sessions As my followers will be aware, I’m currently not in training for a race or any event, but that doesn’t mean that my exercise stops. I’m on a mileage boost, trying to increase my endurance and strength for longer races. So this week I’ve been running on trails… Continue reading Weekly Workout Round-up!
I love writing, but my love of writing first stems from the love of reading that my parents encouraged in me from a young age. Reading, books, articles, magazines, anything that I could pick up to add to my knowledge of the world. Recently, my time has been taken up with reading for work and… Continue reading READING – the best way to learn
My family is big, noisy and a little bit crazy. I love it, I love my brothers, my sister, my parents. But I am the youngest so I am watched. I am watched as I always have been and probably always will be. I am watched so that they can question my decisions, give me… Continue reading FITNESS, FAMILY, FOOD – an unsustainable triangle?