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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,
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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
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Me and Ry

September 11, 2020

Losing Someone To Suicide

I’ve been away for a while now, and it’s due to one life changing day… Wednesday 22nd July… it was just another morning. I hadn’t been out of bed long and was just finishing my coffee. At 7:37 I got a notification on my phone via Facebook that my brother
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Running Workouts For Speed
Following on from our last blog post, “How To Run Faster”, today we are going to take a look at some speed workouts that you can utilize to improve your running pace. If you are unsure about what types of runs you should be including in your training, check out
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How To Run Faster

June 26, 2020

How To Run Faster

Introduction “How can I run faster?” is another question that I see asked a lot, especially by newer runners. Once you have the running bug, the next logical step is to try to increase distance or speed; with most opting for speed! There are a number of ways to improve
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Beginner Running Tips

June 19, 2020

Beginner Runner Tips

This is something that I get asked a lot on social media, and also see posted in a lot of beginner runner and fitness groups that I am a part of. People often seem unsure on how to start out running, or what they need to keep in mind. If
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Essential Guide To Supplements
Introduction: Let me first start off by saying that for the vast majority of people, none of these supplements will be a necessity. They may aid you in reaching your goal, but they aren’t the be all and end all. You won’t fail simply by not taking supplements. The word
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Stay Home
Introduction: I’m not going to mention the “C” word as there is enough of that on the news and all-over social media. However, with the current lockdown situation, how can we stay positive and make the most of our newly found free time? Try To Maintain Normal Routine: Okay, this
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Elite Sports MMA Gloves
Introduction: *Review written by Chris at Couch To Runner* I received a pair of Elite Sports Pro Style MMA Half Mitts for free from Elite Sports in exchange for an honest review of the product. Originally, I was going to test these during my Krav Maga and MMA sessions, however
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Disappointed London Marathon Postponed
Ugh, Friday the 13th came with some disappointing, albeit half-expected news. The 2020 London Marathon has been postponed until October 4th. The 40th event was due to take place on April 26th, however it has been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of me had obviously been waiting
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