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!
TOTALS: 42 miles, 2 strength sessions The week dawned, quicker than I would have ever expected. It was finally time for me to tackle the beast that was the 48km Vulcano UltraTrail, around Volcano Osorno in the Chilean Lake District. The week had arrived, and taper anxiety soon set in with me constantly doubting my… Continue reading I AM AN ULTRA-MARATHONER!
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
TOTAL: 39 miles run, 2 strength sessions I’m in the middle of training for a marathon, logging all of my miles and trying to follow plan as much as possible. What that plan did not tell me to do was… race a half-marathon on Sunday. Yet, what did I do? I did just that, because… Continue reading Weekly Workout Round-up: Surprise half marathon edition!
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
TOTAL: 37 miles run, 3 strength sessions I went to Los Angeles this week on a business trip!! As a job opportunity and a travel plan, it was something I was very excited about, but in terms of my fitness I was also nervous, because I had just committed to a training plan, and didn’t… Continue reading Weekly workout round-up: Marathon Training whilst Travelling!
Anyone following me on Instagram will have noticed that I haven’t been keeping up with my account lately – posting rarely, and with none of the usual pretty pictures of my meals. I’ve already written a post about how living here in Santiago is slightly more difficult than back home (which can be found HERE… Continue reading (SEMI)PALEO: An update