A year in moments #19 – Ride him like Seabiscuit

It was a Saturday morning in February 2017, and for some reason that I can't remember, we were doing a fancy dress BMF (British Military Fitness) session. It was cold but bright, and quite muddy. I'd been out the night before, and was still feeling a little tipsy as I walked through town in my … Continue reading A year in moments #19 – Ride him like Seabiscuit

A year in people #80 – Tess

When I first saw Tess I saw this edgy, trendy, cool chick. You know the kind, the ones that you can feel a bit intimidated by. She had a cool social media presence, worked in some trendy job in Brighton and had the best notebook for this running writing workshop we were at. And wore … Continue reading A year in people #80 – Tess

A year in people #65 – Siany

Sian is a little Welsh rocket. A lean mean fitness machine who just keeps going and going and going until she literally drops (or gets meningitis). She's also the kind of person you just want to pick up and put in your pocket and keep safe from the world. See, she's tough and feisty and … Continue reading A year in people #65 – Siany

The HIIT Squad

When I first moved to Christchurch, I tried to find a BMF (British Military Fitness) replacement. Well maybe not a replacement, as BMF Cheltenham was pretty special, but something similar. Something outside, high intensity, fun and maybe involving mud, and somewhere I could make friends. I didn't want somewhere to just go, work out, not … Continue reading The HIIT Squad

How to be more active

I actually don't like exercise. Yes, you read that correct. Well, kind of. The definition of exercise is "activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness". Now, of course I participate in plenty of that, it's just that I hate exercising purely for the fact of 'getting fit' (how do you … Continue reading How to be more active

The £2 training plan – how it worked

During my training I created a thing called the '£2 training plan' as a way to raise cash for charity. In simple terms, it meant asking people to come join me on a training run and donate £2 each time they did it. The benefits were multiple: money was raised for charity, people got something … Continue reading The £2 training plan – how it worked

Training: Week Eighteen

No running talk this week. Let's talk about HOW I'M FEELING. (Spoiler: Not great; I'm struggling) Weary Bollocksed (official word) Slightly manic Overwhelmed In denial Poor (haemorrhaging money) Amateurish Unfit Pressured Still happy (ish) Nervous Unqualified Tired Tired Tired I'm totally OK with feeling all these things, I'd take a bet on it's all pretty normal. … Continue reading Training: Week Eighteen

Training: Week Six

What a week. Almost seems to have lasted more than a week for some reason. Maybe because I was away last weekend in Wales, then straight to London for 3 days and then the rest of the week is just a blur of hardly being at home. Out and about pretty much the entire time. … Continue reading Training: Week Six

Training: Week Five

Hoop-la. Lalalalalala. La-la-la. Lololola. That's how my brain is feeling right now. Merrily singing little tunes to block everything else out. This is not because of the training, oh no. That bit is [kind of] the easy bit. Well, apart from it taking up time, that's all. This week I've just ended up with rather … Continue reading Training: Week Five