Nike Pegasus Trail 2
Introduction: I’ve never actually been a trail runner. Mainly due to the fact that there were no real running routes near where I lived. The closest would have been along the canal, which I did run a few times, albeit in my road running shoes. However, I moved to the
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March 1, 2021

February Reflection

Introduction: It only feels like two minutes ago that I was posting my January reflection post! February seems to have just flown by. News of the planned “roadmap” for England with regards to the lockdown situation has helped to put a positive spin on things. I really need a trip
When To Replace Running Shoes
Introduction: Sometimes it can be difficult to make the choice to replace a pair of running shoes. This is especially true if they still look like they are in good condition. Replacing a beat-up looking pair of shoes may seem like an easy decision, but how do you determine when
How Long Do Running Shoes Last
Introduction: This is a question that I see asked a lot in many different variations: “when to buy new running shoes?”, “how many miles before I need new running shoes?”, “how often should I replace my running shoes?”, and so on. The truth of the matter is… It depends! Factors

February 1, 2021

January Reflection

Introduction: Ah, January… the month where the majority of us start off with fresh hopes, dreams and goals. Granted, this January was always going to be slightly different given the global pandemic that is still affecting most of us. With that being said, I still think that it’s important to
How To Choose The Right Pair Of Running Shoes

January 28, 2021

How To Choose Running Shoes

Introduction: Running shoes are a very personal thing. Pardon the pun, but it’s not a “one shoe fits all” scenario. Choosing the right pair of running shoes can seem like a tough challenge. The market is flooded with different brands and models. Lockdown also makes it harder to choose the
Hyena Running Belt

January 21, 2021

Hyena Running Belt Review

Introduction: I have tried a fair few running belts over the last four years and have never been completely satisfied. There always seemed to be some major flaw that I found. Some bounced around too much. Others were too small to fit my phone; although I do have a big
A Guide To Heart Rate Training
Introduction: Utilizing a heart rate monitor during training sessions can really help you get the most out of each session. Every session should have a designated goal. A good training plan will incorporate a variety of different workouts. Speed sessions should be difficult, tempo runs should be comfortably hard, long
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My Journey: In 2014, at age 22, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. It was a diagnosis that I found hard to accept; in fact, I felt almost embarrassed by the diagnosis. My doctor prescribed anti-depressants which were to be taken every day. I started taking these each morning,
Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

January 2, 2021

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

Introduction: I entered 2020 with a positive mindset towards my training and confident that I would be able to hit some of my big goals for the year. 2019 saw me miss a fair amount of training with injuries and also wedding planning, so consistency was going to be one