Breaking the silence of mental health

Breaking the silence of mental health

This week its Mental Health Awareness Week and what a great opportunity for people to speak out, share their experiences, ask for help. And break the silence that so many people suffer in. I speak from experience. I suffered in silence too. And for too long. Behind closed doors  - literally  - I self-harmed to try and relieve the depression...
Time to Taper for the London Marathon

Time to Taper for the London Marathon

Tapering. What is that exactly? For me, it meant the big day of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 was looming but also the hardest part of my training was done. I felt relieved  -  but also apprehensive. The next really long run I did would be THE run. I remember hitting Twitter and asking my tweeps for advice as...
Top of the class!

Top of the class!

I’m busy training as a personal trainer, studying hard with Future Fit. The e-learning course is really interesting -  in fact there’s a mind-boggling amount of detail to cover...
Afraid of needles and Marathon training

Afraid of needles and Marathon training

I’ll be honest, at this point last year, five weeks from my first marathon, the panic set in. My body hadn’t responded well to my first 15 mile run: my head was happy I’d done it -  my body less so! 15 miles was completely new territory - Boom! Every step I had taken over the 13.2miles I had done...
Fearless Females

Fearless Females

I have long admired the spirit and courage of Kathrine Switzer -  who famously ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 despite the fact women weren’t allowed to race this distance. She escaped being bundled off the course part-way round and completed the race. Her achievement is the stuff of history for fearless females - be they runners or not. Her...