For anyone who knows me well, they know that September/October is a hard time of year and has been throughout the past decade. For a long time the underlying cause was assumed to be situational stress, with something always assumed to have been bothering me: an argument with my other half; studying was difficult; work… Read More Wake Me When September Ends
As I sit here in my favourite alcove on campus, watching over the trees as the squirrels dance over the grass at the edge of campus, I realise that I have just two years left at uni. This seems like most of the course to a lot of people but I’ve been studying part time… Read More Back to Slaying School!
There’s all sorts of bugs to be caught as we go through our lives: the travel bug, an influenza bug, the reading bug, and hopefully not the Ebola bug. I’m not sure if I have caught the running bug as such, but I am quite sure that I have caught the “Challenge Yourself with Disgusting… Read More Brighton Marathon: Hopes, Nopes and Notes
Earlier this week, which day precisely escapes me, I had a sudden change of heart. I tried to defer my London Marathon entry until 2019. I had it in my head until this week that I was definitely going to cheer and not run this year. What I do remember about this decision making process… Read More Hey! London Marathon, I’m Coming For Ya!!
The Big Half was on the 4th March. It was a while ago now. So far ago that a virtual option was initiated because many people couldn’t travel to the start line because of The Beast From The East, and yesterday we had a great day of sun and warmth. In order to count, the… Read More The (Virtual) Big Half
When your body is trying to tell you your diet or lifestyle change isn’t as healthy as you thought… Read More 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight On Your Diet
The vegan diet has gained immense popularity. A dietary lifestyle that once seemed extreme, picky and difficult to cater for has become one of the hottest topics in heath and nutrition right now. There is an onslaught of persuasive vegan media, vegan critics have gained more of a louder voice, and with tenacity the campaign… Read More How Healthy is Veganism Really?
I was looking for some trail races a while ago. I like running. I love natural environments so it feels like a natural progression for me to take my running from the city to the trails. For me personally there’s only so much city running you can do and feel inspired. There’s also the niggles… Read More Cancer Research UK Tough 10, Box Hill
When motivation and mental illness become intertwined and this makes it difficult to stick to any form of plan. Getting dressed can be difficult to organise in my head when I’m like this, so balancing study, running, fitness, friends, groups I like to go to and volunteering is just a dream again. I know I… Read More When Running, Motivation and Mental Illness Collide
Last year, in a bid to try and improve my life I bought The Daily Greatness Journal. I am a big fan of the self improvement trend that’s been going on because I believe that we can all always be better at something in our lives – and the tools out there for self improvement… Read More Future Self – A Letter I Wrote to My Future Me