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?
Out of the last 2.5 years, I have spent around 12 months out of the country, either backpacking or working. In the next year, I will be spending 4 months in Chile, 6 months in Barcelona and perhaps some time in the States. This time abroad has given me perspectives and experiences I would never… Continue reading TRAVEL – how to strike a balance
In a previous post (PRIMAL – why the Paleo diet works for me), I described how and why I follow the Paleo diet, and gave a basic rundown of the guidelines that I stick to in my Day-to-day life. However, I know that it’s very easy to say “do this”, “don’t do that”, without showing… Continue reading FULL – A day of eating