Student dietitian who loves to run 🏃🏼 Training for VLM 2018 🏅 Berlin 2018 🏃🏼 Blog: Hansons Marathon Method Week 8 Recap ⬇
Missing these views and trails! . . . Just 2 more days of placement left and back to the hills of Devon I go!
I forgot how much mental strength it can require to run these long distances...I was fine until about 13 miles on this run and then I had to start digging. About 10+ miles were into a strong headwind and pouring rain making it so exhausting! I made the choice to run the coastal path so just persevered with the horrid weather until I could turn inland for the last two miles (which felt like someone had lifted weights off my back and my pace just really picked up because there was no more wind!) Anyway, furthest distance I have ever ran alone so pretty chuffed with that, just missing my partner in crime @doms_travel 😉 Dom also thought it was amusing when I called him and said I was running to Hinglesberry Head...I think my way sounds better 😂
Not gonna lie...really wasn't feeling up to running today and after a cup of tea was tempted to just call it off. But I used @hannbeam 1 mile rule...commit to 1 mile and if you want to stop and head home, do just that. I headed to the beach and instantly felt great, especially after seeing some super happy doggos 🐶 then the heavens opened 🌧 it was really coming down, I was collecting puddles in my shoes and I couldn't see but some people from their beach hut cheered me on and called me 'Rain Girl'...I kinda like that 😂🏃🏼♀️ ended up doing the full 9 that were on the plan and I can't deny that running in this cooler weather is much more up my street! All in all...a fantastic, wet run! 👍🏼 wishing everyone a lovely weekend, racing, running or resting...✌🏼 out...Rain Girl 💧🤸🏼♀️
Little speed session done ✅ I thought it was going to be tricky fitting in my training with placement but it's actually been so lovely to go and run and reflect on everything I have been learning! I have just had to juggle the plan around a little bit and do different sessions on different days 🏃🏼♀️ Thank you to everyone who has messaged or wished me luck, I have really been enjoying it so far! Hope everyone has been having a good week 😘
8 miles done before my second day of placement commences...sporting the new TrekzAir from @aftershokzuk Sometimes I love just heading outside and listening to what’s going on around me, however other times there is nothing better than your most motivating playlist or podcast to get you moving and shuffling up those hills (you all know I love a bit of Sean Paul 🙈)...and that's what I needed this morning! I have small ears (trust me...they're freakishly tiny and this picture makes them look way bigger than they are!) And so have always struggled to find a pair that actually stay in my ears! These are an open ear design…a small eared human’s dream! You don’t have to worry about them slipping out as they just hook over your ear. They use bone conduction technology, so the sound is delivered through the cheekbones (whaaaat?!) so whilst the science behind all this baffles me…they work wonderfully and I am loving using them. Lightweight, stay in place and good sound quality. Plus they're much better safety wise so you can still hear traffic etc! I will do a full review on the blog once I have had more use out of them...but for now it's a 👍🏼 What are some of your favourite songs or podcasts to run to? I need to create a new playlist...
Today is the first day of my hospital placement to finish off year 1 of my Dietetics degree...I have worked so hard to get to this moment so fingers crossed it goes well. Really looking forward to learning more and understanding more about #clinicaldietetics 🤞🏼🏥📚 just reaallllyyy nervous tbh 😑 BUT it means I get to spend a couple of weeks in a different town with some of my favourite running routes to keep #berlinmarathontraining fresh and interesting! 🏃🏼♀️
There seems to be a few more of you recently so I'm following @martha_runs suit and doing a little intro! I'm Livvy (aka Olivia or Liv) and I live in Devon with my fiance @doms_travel 💖 I started running 2 years ago and started from the bottom...couldn't run for more than 3 minutes without a break. The furthest I have ran is a marathon (London 2018) and I am currently training for Berlin in 6 weeks time 🏃🏼♀️ . . My passion is nutrition and I have almost completed year 1 of my Dietetics BSc honours degree. I don't post an awful lot about nutrition because I am really against dishing out advice before I'm qualified...I am however going to start sharing more evidence based research and handy facts I learn along the way! Other than running and nutrition I love to travel but also love yoga, dogs, banana bread, avocados and good coffee! Some other random facts: . 🥑 I have a BA Hons degree in journalism . 🥑 I lived abroad for 3.5 years across Asia and Australia before returning the UK to study again . 🥑 I did ballet until I was 18 years old and then was a Cheerleader at my previous University (GOOO RAVENS!) . 🥑 I can't surf to save my life 😂 🏄🏼♀️ 🌊 Let me know if you have any other questions, and I would love to learn more about all of you guys too! I had no idea when I started running it would lead to this journey...I have to thank so many of you for keeping me inspired and motivated! 😘🏃🏼♀️
I had 8 miles on the plan for yesterday but it was just far too hot and ideally I should have got it done first thing in the morning...so Dom and I decided to wait until the evening (which still felt far too hot if I'm honest 😅) but we were rewarded with a stunning sunset! Runs with views are my fave 💖🏃🏼♀️🌅 Here's to the weekend! 😁💃🏼
Sun, sand, sea and my @oofosuk is how I plan on spending this weekend before my hospital placement commences! Oh and of course a little bit of coastal running thrown in for good measure! I have been wearing my oofos flip flops religiously since I got them about a month ago...so can safely say I have tested them 😅 and all the hype is there for a reason guys and gals...believe me! They are little ☁️ for your feet! What are your weekend plans?!
Well that was a success 👌🏼 really enjoyed my first fell race! We basically ran up up a tor, through a stream and then had a fast decent...definitely a trail shoe race 😂 swipe to see the course and the stream crossing...my poor little Nikes 😅 thanks team #plymouthharriers for a great evening!
Really enjoying the trails at the moment so have signed up to a fell race for tomorrow evening with some of my fellow #plymouthharriers 👌🏼 feel much more confident on them too wearing my @myrunangel knowing if I twist an ankle or if anything else happens I can sound the alarm for help and send my location to Dom and my Mum...it's my security blanket for my runs now! A worthwhile investment ❤ you can get 15% off with the link in my bio...and they do FREE worldwide delivery #runsafe #runloud #personalsafety
What a lovely surprise to receive last night from @thisbunnyruns and @racetraceprints . . . #hackneyhalfmarathon was a very special race because I got a big PB I never thought possible for me when I first started running and it was all made possible by Becca giving up her own race to pace me. It was also the first race I have ran with someone. I had to fight a very tough mental and physical battle this day from mile 10 onwards, those 3 miles felt like 8 😅 constantly thinking I might be sick or that my legs might just fall off! But having someone there to will you on, hold your water bottle, literally push you up hills...well you keep on going because someone else is believing in you even when you have stopped. Thanks Becca, I LOVE this print! It's going on the wall with my medals 😁🏃🏼♀️🏅 Ps. I know it looks like I have polished my forehead...but THIS HEAT! 😅
I'm back! A couple of days without internet access and being on the coast is just what I needed. After missing out on my trail running and camping weekend in Wales (train problems!) I was pretty upset as was so looking forward it! However Dom and I decided to head to Cornwall yesterday which ended up being incredible as we unexpectedly met up with my Mum and friends, went out on a boat, took some gorgeous doggies paddleboarding and finished it off with a really hard but stunning 11 mile trail run along the coast! My body feels pretty wiped out the moment and we have just moved flats, so blogging/insta is taking a little back seat this week whilst I try to get organised! Hope you all had a brilliant weekend 😙🏃🏼♀️
Doing a few different things this week which are completely pushing myself out of my comfort zone. The worry has been keeping me up at night and I keep going to pull out, but I know how good doing these sorts of things is for me so I'm going to warrior on 😅 I do enjoy my little comfort zone bubble but I know by pushing myself, I am allowing myself to face fears and grow and a little. Heading to an exciting conference Friday where I am representing Plymouth (this is Dietetic related not running) and then spending the weekend trail running and camping in Wales learning all about the trails and how to prepare for ultras. Both events scare me, mainly because I won't know a soul, which is ironic seeing as I managed to travel South East Asia alone not knowing anyone 😅 time to get that confidence back in me! Also...who is going to be at the @thelondonrelay Friday night?! Think I might be signing up to run a bit...looking forward to being reunited with top dawg @rachaelayre tonight and then run twin @thisbunnyruns tomorrow! 🤸🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️
Cheers España 🇪🇸 back in sunny England (as if this sentence exists?!) 😄🌞 Although I find running in the heat tough, I'm going to make sure I make the most of it before the wet rainy season commences in Devon 😅 🏃🏼♀️
WHAT. A. RUN! . . . Was feeling pretty angry with my alarm at 6am this morning wondering why the hell I had signed up to another marathon because I just wanted sleeeep. Then I realised I actually frigging love running and if it were to be taken away from me I would be devastated...so that got me out of the door. I needed the toilet 2 miles in and all the toilets on the beach seemed to be locked. There was no sea breeze today and it felt super humid. The beach surface was so uneven I was running on an angle and it was really hurting my ankles, it then became pretty soft with my feet sinking deep into it getting drenched by the oncoming waves and then super stoney which was ankle twisting territory. Not fun. So I diverted up a side road and thought I would try to navigate the streets. I kept getting lost and diverted back to the beach 😅 up and down up and down I finally found a straight road which lead me in the right direction and I finally got some pace and rhythm. Ended up in the naked men sand dunes, quick turn around to find a footbridge and then met my amazing mum who not only had a change of clothes for me and my @oofosuk but took me for a much needed brunch. I very nearly gave up at 10 miles today and thought sod it I will walk home now but something kept me going. I think it's all you awesome people tackling ultras this weekend, I find it so inspiring! I know I have moaned a lot about this run 😂 but I actually really enjoyed it, I kind of like having to navigate my way around new places and not stressing about the time on my watch. 41 miles for the week ticked off and now a long rest by the pool for my final day in Spain 👌☀️
1 mile WU with 5 tempo...something about running on the beach which just makes me so happy! So much harder though and managed to sink into the sand and twist my ankle right at the end 👌 seems okay now 😅🏃🏼♀️ what are your running plans this weekend?! I know for so many of you it's #rtts and I'm so so excited to see you all smash it! 🤸🏼♀️