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Half Marathon Training | Week 11 | Race Day Is Here | Diary of an Injured Runner

A bit of a weird week this week, I've felt utterly unconcerned about my impending half marathon and my lack of training so what better way to prepare myself and have a rest all week...! Race day is finally here after 11 weeks of 'training'. Monday | Working Hard or Hardly Working No running for… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 11 | Race Day Is Here | Diary of an Injured Runner

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Health & Wellbeing

20 Easy Ways to Get Better Sleep

Here's to another Wellbeing Wednesday! Ah sleep, it's most peoples' favourite hobby (no, just me then?) but if you're one of those people who just can't seem to get to sleep when it comes to bedtime, here are some tips to help you get to slumberland and there's no counting sheep involved. Have a night… Continue reading 20 Easy Ways to Get Better Sleep

10k Race Reviews

Minchinhampton 10k

The Minchinhampton 10k race is 93% road and 7% grass. It starts on the common and descends sharply where it meets Windmill Road. The route then takes runners through a narrow lane in the centre of Minchinhampton. A few undulations later and you pass HRH Princess Anne's home and past the golf course. Go up… Continue reading Minchinhampton 10k

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Why Dogs are so Good for our Health

As if we needed any other reasons to adore our furry friends and loyal companions, it turns out, they are actually good for us! Anyone who owns a dog will know that they give us the warm and fuzzies and they're more than just wild animals allowed on the couch, they're members of the family.… Continue reading Why Dogs are so Good for our Health

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5 Easy Ways to be Instantly Happier

All of us suffer from low mood or feelings of sadness at some point in our lives and some more than others. If you're feeling like you need a little boost to get you out of a mini funk, check out these 5 quick and easy tips on how to lift your mood instantly. Obviously… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to be Instantly Happier

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Top Tips on How to Have an Exceptionally Productive Day

Whether you work from home and need to keep to your strict deadlines, a busy parent who has a million and one jobs to get done or you're just looking to put aside one day of your weekend to get everything done that you just don't have time for during the week, these top tips… Continue reading Top Tips on How to Have an Exceptionally Productive Day

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Fun Ways to Get Fit Without Going to the Gym

There are so many more ways to get fit without going to the gym! If you don't enjoy spending hours on a treadmill or you're looking for a bit of cross training to add to your regular workout schedule, check out these fun ways to get fit without ever stepping foot in a gym. You'll… Continue reading Fun Ways to Get Fit Without Going to the Gym

Trail Race Reviews

Bath Skyline 5k Race Review (2018)

Hilly, narrow and technical under foot this is one of those races you should be taking in the splendid scenery but will probably be too busy trying not to take a tumble. You join a footpath which skirts around the edge of the golf course and descend into Bathampton Woods into technical terrain. There are… Continue reading Bath Skyline 5k Race Review (2018)

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Half Marathon Training | Week 10 | Diary of an Injured Runner – Easter Bunny Edition

I lost an hour of my life and I'm feeling it! I spent the entire week trying to claw that hour back but unfortunately it's been stolen from me forever!! I'm going to call this week 'one big taper week' because I have not even run once as I've had a crazy busy week. I… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 10 | Diary of an Injured Runner – Easter Bunny Edition

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Half Marathon Training | Week 9 | Diary of an Injured Runner

Tick Tock on the Clock but the party don't stop... daylight savings are here! And what better way to celebrate spring on the way with a race, right! I chose to wake up an hour earlier and do the Clock Change Challenge 10k, which I felt was only right considering I'd done the autumn version… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 9 | Diary of an Injured Runner