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August 14, 2017

Exciting News!

If you don’t know my personal story, then please check out the “About” section, where I talk about my battle with anxiety and depression, and how running has helped changed my outlook on life. I was lucky in the sense that I had a supportive family unit and close friends
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August 13, 2017

Core150 Shaker Review

Introduction: Shaker bottles… they come in an array of different shapes, sizes and prices – from the cheaper £2 mixer ball style to the more expensive £15+ electric mixer shakers. Some allow you to carry powder or supplements separately, allowing you to mix them when required. Others are made of
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13.1 miles / 21/1 kilometres
So yesterday I took the plunge and booked my first half marathon! It will be the Birmingham Half Marathon on October 15th. Since spraining my foot about 6 weeks ago, my running has really taken a step back, and I had lost a lot of motivation and momentum… my last
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Let me first start off by saying that this time I won’t be following up this post with a Results post as my Garmin didn’t like the trail nature of the course and didn’t record a GPS map for me to show, plus some of the pace and distance data
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Supplements
Introduction: The supplement industry is a growing market, with a wide range of products targeted at the gym crowd; a lot of products seem to be marketed with a strong gender bias, such as mass gainer marketed towards men, and meal replacement or diet shakes promoted towards women. Manufacturers make
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Food Log
There are a number of reasons why people may choose to keep a log of what they eat: they may be counting calories to lose weight, diabetics have to watch their sugar levels which includes monitoring their carbohydrate intake, athletes who keep track of their food in relation to their
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I’m a little late writing this review (the event was on the 21st May) due to having a lot going on lately, but here it finally is! This review will have a different layout to my race reviews as it was more of a fun day out than a running
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Goal Progress

May 16, 2017

Goal Progress Update

Last month I wrote a post which talked about my personal goals, as well as how to set your own goals – Goals and How To Set Them – in this post I am going to look at what progress I have made in the last month with regards to
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After a few weeks of debating, I decided to take the plunge and registered for my first Pilates class at my local gym. Why Pilates? Well, I wanted to incorporate some strength work and stretching into my weekly workouts, and was also told that the breathing techniques could be beneficial
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After my last 10k, and failing to hit my under 1 hour 20 target (I finished in 1:20:27), I really wanted the Birmingham 10k to be my best yet, and was secretly aiming for under 1:17:30 – I felt that 1:20:00 would be possible as I came so close last
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