Have you ever got to race day and felt that you're not as prepared as you wanted to be? This weekend is the Cardiff Half Marathon and, unsurprisingly from the title of this blog post, my training hasn't gone to plan. I thought I'd write this post in two parts. The first being pre-race and… Continue reading When training for a race doesn’t go to plan…part 1.
This week The Independent published an article about mums of young children feeling guilty when they take time for themselves to exercise. A poll conducted by Sport England highlighted that of the 1006 mothers with children under six surveyed 77% said they would like to do more exercise, with 61% admitting that they would feel… Continue reading Exercise vs Mum Guilt
We're half way through May which means I've reached the half way point for Miles for Mind. I challenged myself to run 75 miles across May in order to raise awareness around mental health and well being. I'll be honest, it's been a bit more of a bumpy ride to get here than I'd anticipated.… Continue reading Miles for Mind Update
I've a quick question, have you ever used a mantra when you've been running or doing any exercise where you've got to push yourself? If you pick a running magazine at the moment you're likely to come across an article extolling the virtues of having a mantra. Or that's how it feels to me. It… Continue reading Running mantras…yey or nay?