Positive thinking
Running and mental health

Positive thinking

JANUARY seemed to drag, but February is flying by. I’ve been busy with our house renovations and finishing some writing submissions, but the good thing is that I’ve still been running. In fact, I’m feeling much more positive about training.…

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What a difference a week makes
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What a difference a week makes

WHAT a difference a week makes. When we raced at Brosdworth last Wednesday it was snowing, cold, wet and miserable. This week, the weather has been positively tropical. This makes me happy, because it is so much more fun to run in the…

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Spring marathon excitement
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Spring marathon excitement

SPRING marathon season is here. Manchester, Paris, Boston UK and US, and this coming weekend, London. I’m so excited. It seems like everyone is talking about running a marathon. Normally at this time of year, I get so inspired by the…

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Small steps achieve big things
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Small steps achieve big things

A FEW weeks ago I attended a couple of blogging and writing workshops. One was with an award-winning blogger, the other with a best-selling novelist. The workshops were very different, but both of the ladies gave me the same advice. ‘Be brave,’…

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Learning to love the long-distance run
long-distance running

Learning to love the long-distance run

Out of all the runs I do every week it’s the long run that I struggle with the most. In fact, there are times when I dread it for days. Even though my long run is at a much slower…

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