Student dietitian who loves to run 🏃🏼 Training for VLM 2018 🏅 Berlin 2018 🏃🏼 Team member @twelvedaymarathon Blog ⬇
Happy Interantional Mountain Day! Is it me or is each day "international something day" ? Haha anyway, throwing it back to our awesome last trip where we got to climb Acatenango in Guatemala, which is the hardest physical thing I have ever had to do with over 10 kilos on my back 😂 well worth it though because check out these pics! We also got to see Mount Fuji in all its glory in Japan, but it wasn't open to climb so we settled with cycling around it! Nepal next please...🌍🏔🗻🌋 shout out to @doms_travel for the 📷 skills
Plymouth Santa Fun Run 🏃🏼🏅
I'll spare you the "swapping running shoes for heels" caption 💃💁 #christmas
Feeling SO ready for this weekend! We have a Christmas party tonight and the Santa 5k on Sunday, so come Monday I should be feeling all festive 🎄🎅 managed to not look at my watch for whole run yesterday! Felt pretty amazing to not be focused on paces or distance, just ran until I felt like stopping 🏃🏼
I didn't even make it to running club last night because uni work has decided to take over my life 🤓 BUT I did sign up to the local Santa run on Sunday to nab that final piece of 2017 bling 😂 🏃🏼🏅💁
The best start to a weekend 🏃🏼❄
Lower mileage than I originally hoped for, but it's been quite nice to not have a race or have to worry so much about getting out there to train. I have been able to focus more on my studies and do more strength work. However, now I know I have 2 marathons next year, I feel ready to put the graft in! I am so excited because @doms_travel also got into Berlin...so I am going to make him do lots of other races throughout next year with me 😂 sorry to hear not all of you IG folk didn't get in to Berlin 😢 I remember feeling so gutted about London. I am running London for charity now, there are always some loop holes, but I know it's never easy 😔 for those of you who did make it...congrats! 🏃🏼🎉
Ummm WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! I just got into the 2018 Berlin Marathon... that's what 🏃🏼I can't actually believe I am going to be running 2 of the world majors in one year...let's hope I enjoy running a marathon 😂 praying that my partner in crime @doms_travel gets a spot too 🤞🤞 anyone else going to be joining me?! #worldmarathonmajors
I'm back. I did it. I went and ran with Plymouth Harriers last night and tried a slightly faster pacing group, which was my perfect match. It was dark, it was cold, but it was fun! 🏃🏼❄
Here's a picture of Saturday's run because I still haven't been this week....I'm just feeling totally un motivated and uninspired to get out there. The thought of heading out in the dark, cold and wet doesn't exactly call out to me...but it's winter, and I have a marathon to train for, so I really need to pull it together and go 😂 maybe some new warmer running gear will give me the push I need 😉 Running with the Plymouth Harriers tonight so that should be 6 miles in the bank to kick start my weekly mileage. Any motivation or tips you guys use to keep heading out there is greatly appreciated 😊🏃🏼❄
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"A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot"... well I'm pretty scared of taking on the @londonmarathon 😂🏃🏼💪🏅
Weekly mileage low...but each run I enjoyed and loved! Aiming for more runs next week with some strength training too...I know I said this last week...but next week WILL be my start of @londonmarathon training as it's now 21 weeks to go! 🏃🏼💪😀
Been putting this run off for 2 days now, so Dom came with me and motivated me through the beautiful 10km run through Saltram this morning! Feel a thousand times better for it 😊 running is a game changer for my mood 😅🏃🏼
The China Coast Half Marathon 2017 was my first ever half, and I just had an email reminder for the 2018 one so felt like doing a #throwbackthursday . . It was stunning, it was hilly and it was brutal. The route takes you through the hills of Sai Kung which are some pretty big, long and steep hills. The scenery was just beautiful, and I really wanted to stop and takes photos but was so focused on not stopping. My training hadn't gone exactly to plan, and I had to take a few weeks off before the race which broke my heart. The furthest I had ran was 10 miles, but I did that a month before the race, so peaked too soon. I knew I wasn't going to be able to run it in 2.15 (my original secret goal) so I just said to myself, finish it, your goal is to finish. I surprisingly felt pretty strong until mile 10, the last 3 were hellish. I sprinted on the down hills, and had a walk/run strategy for the ups which seemed to work. It isn't like the standard chartered Hong Kong half, with crowds etc, but there were the odd few cheerers at certain points and to be honest, the backdrop was so amazing that it didn't need the big crowds or atmosphere, because that would have stolen it's beauty. It was a pretty challenging race to have done for my first, but I love a challenge. I came in at around 2.25, and I was really happy with that. If you ever get to visit Hong Kong in January time, see if you can do this race, because for me it was really enjoyable! I would do it again...(and of course chase a new time 😉)
A very wet but enjoyable run last night with the Harriers to see the Christmas lights!
Happy hump day... does this week feel extremely slow to anyone else? I feel like it should be Friday already 😂 excited for my #plymouthharriers run tonight!
A different kind of #transformationtuesday today! 4 years ago today I graduated with a fashion journalism degree! Upon graduation, I was looking into my options and knew I wanted to travel, so I got my TEFL certificate to teach English (with @teflheaven by the way who were incredible!) This allowed me to travel and work across so many different countries for 3 years, and I of course met @doms_travel on my journey! 4 years after graduating, I am back at Step 1. First year of a BSc in Dietetics. I had to push myself so far from my comfort zone to do this, it is EXTREMELY different to my first degree, I am constantly learning new things and it's so exciting because this is a career I really want! It is hard work, and yes I am a "mature" student, but I am so glad I took the courage to step back. I am enjoying it so much, and for the first time ever know that this is what I want. That will be me again in 3 years time, and I will be able to call myself a Registered Dietitian 😁🙌🏼
GIVEAWAY TIME! Head over to @twelvedaymarathon to check it out and enter!
Last week was my lowest mileage in 6 months 😮 time to get back to it this week and begin my @londonmarathon training! 🏃🏼🙌🏼 #yourruns
Surprise trip to Bath!
So excited to be featured on Runner's Radar webpage, head there and you can read about the @twelvedaymarathon and what it's all about! 😀❄🏃🏼 It's all in aid of @varietygb so if you are thinking about it....sign up and become a twelve day marathoner!
First club run with #plymouthharriers last night! Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and I loved it! You can choose which pacing group to run with, they had all abilities, and after we had tea and coffee! Our route was pretty hilly, and we took it pretty easy and steady, but it was a great social group with plenty of chatting and selfies...I will be back next week!
Tonight I will be trialing my first running club session! I loved @parkrunuk on Saturday so fingers crossed this goes well too!
So happy to have @bounce_uk supporting the #twelvedaymarathon . . We will be hosting a giveaway soon so be sure to head over to @twelvedaymarathon to get involved!
8 years, and those who know me know it's been 8 years of back and forth. Fluctuation...it happens, and it has taken me a looong time to realise that for my body, I must exercise as well as eat well! I have always actually enjoyed exercise, I danced up until I was 18, then I joined the cheerleading team and then I got into the usual spin and body pump. But I would get bored, then search for something new. Yoga is something I have practised for years and I have kept a part of my life, but running I only disvoverd a year ago, and it was a huge game changer for me. Much like yoga with trying to build up strength and flexibility, running gave me personal goals. The more you do it, the better you get. There is something about running outside that just relaxes me. The other weekend I was feeling a little stressed, so Dom and I went for a run and less than half a mile in he turned to me and said "you're always happy when you're running". It's true, it makes me feel so happy, and has allowed me to keep in shape. I never would have thought in 2009, that I would be training for the @londonmarathon 😅 I would have genuinly laughed in your face because I had never even run for a bus! I haven't yet made my training schedule for London, and so my routine feels a little unstructured but I'm just enjoying running for me right now. If you're contemplating trying this running malarkey, give it a go! You could even use the @twelvedaymarathon as a way to kick start 😉 just try it and see where it may take you! It could change your life...I take no responsibility for you or your bank balance if you do get addicted though 😅
My #medalmonday goes to a future medal I can't wait to get my hands on 🙌🏼🏃 @twelvedaymarathon
Check the guy next to me eyeing up my jazzy pants like "I wish I had me a pair of jazzy leggings" 💁 or actually he is probably thinking "what on earth are those..." 😅 I look pretty happy though! #plymouth10k was my favourite race yet! Not just because I hit a PB, but it was perfect weather and the atmosphere and crowds were amazing! I have been so busy this weekend doing admin for @twelvedaymarathon I didn't squeeze in my usual long run, and I don't see me getting it done today either, but so many of you are signing up to the challenge and I am so excited! There are just 20 days left to register and spaces are going quickly so be sure to sign up if you too want to become a Twelve Day Martahoner 😉 remember it is to fundraise for the Children's charity Variety. Happy Monday folks 🏃
This morning I went to my first #parkrun . . I have always wanted to go to one, @martha_runs always inspires me with all the good things she has to say about it! But there hasn't ever been one close enough to get to without a car, but now we have a car 😁 so set off to #plymvalleyparkrun and it was damp and muddy but everyone was so lovely, and the scenery was beautiful! Still waiting to get my official time as my watch died...but I'm definitely making park run my Saturday morning thing! Now to try my hand at my first running club session next week 🙈🏃
I love running by the water! It's one of my favourite things! I was so happy with how many of you signed up to the @twelvedaymarathon yesterday! The beauty is that you can complete the distance anywhere you like...so if like me you love running by the water...you could complete some or the whole distance on your favourite coastal route 🏃 Thinking about heading to my first @parkrunuk tomorrow...I only hear good things!
Introducing the @twelvedaymarathon Starting with the 12 days of Christmas Marathon, a 26.2 mile challenge made accessible to almost anyone! Always wanted to earn a marathon medal? Now is your chance, to do it YOUR way! You will have 12 days (clue is the name huh?) and this winter challenge will take place over the 12 days of Christmas, motivating you to stay active over the festive period whilst carrying you into the new year! You can complete the distance however you like (walk, jog, run, skip) wherever you like (treadmill, park, roads) and split the distance up however you feel or do it in one go! The options are endless, just complete the marathon distance over these days and you will earn a big shiny winter themed medal and ultimate bragging rights to kick start 2018! This is all in aid of Variety - the Children's charity, and all profits raised go to this amazing charity! Open internationally! You can read more about us and sign up by following the Instagram page and visiting the website link in my bio🏃 oh and keep an eye out for some exciting giveaways!
Monday morning 5k 🏃 super chilly ❄ think I need to invest in some running gloves because I could not feel my fingers the entire time 😂
NEWS! Want to complete a marathon? Well I am so excited to share this plan with you! This is one of the most CHILLED marathons out there...accessible to almost everyone! You even get a nice shiny medal at the end...head over to my blog to read more and keep an eye out to sign up! Link is in my bio 🏃 This is all in aid of Variety-the children's charity...and is a fantastic way to keep active over the festive period! #12daysofchristmasmarathon