Wellbeing

It’s time for a classic new year post. I’ve been a bit absent from this recently; I got a bit discouraged (for a variety of reasons) and kind of stopped engaging with my , my social media channels and events. I have also been ridiculously busy, and found it all a bit too much. However,… Continue reading Wellbeing

Style

I’m personally a big fan of compression wear and use it a lot in my training. However, it can be pretty pricey – so, is it worth it? The idea behind compression wear is that compressing the muscles increases blood flow and oxygen delivery to the muscles, aiding performance and also recovery, shortening the time needed… Continue reading Style

Uncategorized

I’ll admit that I had trekking down as an easy activity. It’s just walking right? If I can run for hours on end then I can totally walk all day. Bearing this in mind, I had a bit of a shock during my trip to Ethiopia when I learnt that trekking is actually quite hard… Continue reading Uncategorized

In a squeeze

There are some new compression tights on the market, and they’re pretty cool! Skins have created the  K-Proprium tight*, a new compression tight with ‘laminar bands’; these are in-built bands in the tights that mimic the taping of kinesiology tape, providing extra support where you need it (e.g., around the knees). These laminar bands are meant to… Continue reading In a squeeze

Personal Wurst

Well. That didn’t go to plan. I think that it’s quite something to say “that didn’t go to plan” when the only plan was to have fun. I’ve never really enjoyed a marathon before, and given that sub-4 was off the menu I decided to take all the pressure off and just try and enjoy… Continue reading Personal Wurst

World Mental Health Day: Depression, the Pill and Running

Last week I read about a thirteen year long study of over a million women, conducted in Denmark, looking at the link between the contraceptive pill and depression. The fact that it’s news in itself is worrying and telling. Speak to any woman and she will have experience of depression being brought on by the pill,… Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Depression, the Pill and Running

Hello 2017

It’s time for a classic new year post. I’ve been a bit absent from this recently; I got a bit discouraged (for a variety of reasons) and kind of stopped engaging with my , my social media channels and events. I have also been ridiculously busy, and found it all a bit too much. However,… Continue reading Hello 2017

Cycling Tips for Beginners!

Cycling is terrifying. Bikes are fast and your feet are attached. There’s actual mechanical things to learn. Bike snobs exist. It’s a bewildering place! For any other newbies who are thinking of taking up cycling, I have asked some of my favourite cycling and ironman babes for their top tips for newbie cyclists. Enjoy! Abi Williams –… Continue reading Cycling Tips for Beginners!

Trekking in Ethiopia

I’ll admit that I had trekking down as an easy activity. It’s just walking right? If I can run for hours on end then I can totally walk all day. Bearing this in mind, I had a bit of a shock during my trip to Ethiopia when I learnt that trekking is actually quite hard… Continue reading Trekking in Ethiopia