Hey there! I hope you are having a good week and that you are getting to run lots. It's been a mixed bag of a week for me with trying to still keep off my feet a little bit to let my bursitis heal but I am feeling much better and the pain is starting... Continue Reading →
Have you ever been an overtrainer? I have. I went through a period where I wanted to train and train, and my times got really good and I didn't want to rest because I was worried I would lose my fitness (in one day yeah!). I've been thinking a lot lately about my running and... Continue Reading →
So I think I really need to change my alarm tune on my iPhone as it is currently Bruno Mars - 'The Lazy Song' which the first line sings "today I don't feel like doing anything, I just wanna lay in my bed.." That was me this morning. I had a bit of a chesty... Continue Reading →
Had a difficult week last week with energy levels being nil! I managed to do a nice 7k run yesterday so feeling better. In my experience when I feel lethargic and find it hard to train I generally look at a number of things: 1. Am I getting enough sleep? 2. Am I drinking enough... Continue Reading →
I start my new schedule tomorrow which I intend to get me a PB for a 5k and 10k this year. It's tough but I am determined that I will achieve it. I found when I first started running that I really needed guidance of where to start and how to know I was really... Continue Reading →
I remember running my first race and I ran in some trainers that I thought looked cool, they were brand new too, and I also ran in some old weather tshirt material cycling shorts - big mistake.
I have found in my time running that if I feel any kind of pain to stop and not run through it. Often there is simply a muscle strain or twinge but more than often in my case it has been something more severe. I made the mistake of running through a rolled ankle once thinking it would be ok, and ended up off my feet and not running for quite some time.
I am very excited as one of my very good friends who has always been a 'non' runner asked me for some tips on how she should start. How far, how much and generally just HOW.
My rule of thumb when you get sick can be remembered through an easy acronym - RHW
Here in Australia I hardly actually go to the gym now because I run outside a lot and haven't been doing too as much weight work as I would like, so this mornings debacle got me thinking whether I actually need it. So I thought in today's post I would highlight my thoughts based on my experiences with gyms, why being a member is a good thing.... Reasons why gym memberships are good 1. When you really don't feel like training if you go to the gym