On Saturday December 9th, I ran my first ultra-marathon. It was a 48km race around Volcano Osorno in the South of Chile, with elevation gain of 7000ft. The race, called Vulcano UltraTrail, was run by Merrell. If you ask me to describe this race in one word, and one word only, I would not hesitate.… Continue reading Vulcano UltraTrail 48km – Race Recap!
I tried to change my blog name yesterday. As some of you may have noticed, I have taken a few weeks from blogging properly and even Instagram has taken a back seat. That’s because the last three weeks have seen visits from my parents and also a two-week holiday visit from my boyfriend, neither of… Continue reading UPDATE: A very hectic few weeks
TOTALS: 46 miles run, 4 strength sessions This week has just whipped past. I have no idea how it went so fast when I have done not very much other than my normal running schedule and my work. In addition to my job here and my blog, I also have to do a project for… Continue reading Weekly Workout Round-Up: The Start of Summer!
A few days ago, I posted a picture on Instagram of my breakfast, with the caption about fueling up for my busy day ahead of me. They were blueberry and chia overnight oats and they were the bomb, so creamy and delicious. In response, I got likes, I got comments… and I got a few… Continue reading OOPS – Should I apologise for my food choices?
I’m training for a marathon I’ve decided not to run. When I first came out here to Chile, I had no intentions of running any races here, instead preparing to train smarter and better so I would be stronger than ever when I returned to England. But, as I’ve already discussed here, I soon realised… Continue reading DELAY – It’s not the same as giving up
When I’m in England, I love going climbing at my local bouldering gym. It’s bright and clean, and easy to navigate, they have great tunes pumping through the speakers and it has enough problems that even for someone with as limited skills as me can tackle route after route for hours and not get bored.… Continue reading ENVIRONMENT: how training is affected by place
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