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RED January ~ The Good the Beyoncé and the Flamincorn (Days 7-13)

When I started this running blog back in January of 2018, I always wanted it to be an authentic account of my running journey. No sugar coating. No making things look better than they were. Just me, being myself and writing as if I were talking with a friend. So this week... let's just say… Continue reading RED January ~ The Good the Beyoncé and the Flamincorn (Days 7-13)

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Should Guide Runners Receive a Medal Too?

While I was scrolling through Twitter yesterday afternoon, I stumbled upon a Sky News article which was titled 'London Marathon: Visually impaired entrants urge organisers to reverse 'embarrassing' guide runners rule' and was naturally intrigued. It stated that 'volunteers, who remain tethered to their runner throughout the 26-mile route, are not given finisher medals like regular… Continue reading Should Guide Runners Receive a Medal Too?

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My Best and Worst Races, Full Running Calendar and PBs of 2018

2018 huh, what a year! There have been highs, lows, horses, stunning scenery, mud, a lion, lots of falling over and even a few PBs! It hasn't been the best year for me personally, and running had taken a bit of a backseat in comparison to last year. I had to say goodbye to my… Continue reading My Best and Worst Races, Full Running Calendar and PBs of 2018

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How I conquered Run Every Day January (Days 1-6)

Wow what a first week for RED January! I was smug for a day, then felt the opposite of smug, then totally broken, what a challenge this is! I also quickly came to the conclusion that I'd rather go out and run every day than sew a button onto my RED January t-shirt! I'm so… Continue reading How I conquered Run Every Day January (Days 1-6)

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Getting REaDy for RED January

I first heard about RED January from people I was following on my Instagram account. I had serious FOMO (fear of missing out) and I wished I'd heard about it earlier so I could do it too! If you don't know what RED January is all about, let me tell you more. First of all,… Continue reading Getting REaDy for RED January

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7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 5

I'm afraid to report that this week has been just as bad as the last. Am I even writing a running blog right now or more a 'what I didn't do this week' blog?? I'm still suffering from illness and also I feel a little exhausted too. I'm sure I said this last week but… Continue reading 7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 5

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7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 4

After a fun-filled weekend in London last weekend to watch Britney Spears on her Piece of Me tour, this week is a stark contrast. I can't even take it through day by day on what I got up to running-wise because I've been sick all week. I always say that I'd love to live in… Continue reading 7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 4

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7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 3

Welcome back to my half marathon training blog! Here goes with this week..... and panic in 3.... 2.... 1... Summer has gone and the winter/ rain season is very much upon us - English weather, so heckin' annoying. Monday 20 August | Rest Day I don't know whether it's the change in weather (aka from… Continue reading 7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 3

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7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 2

Welcome back to my half marathon training blog! Highlights from this week include 'was this my first time out wearing running shoes? Turns out, it wasn't, but it sure felt like it' followed by 'I ended up in a snooze situation that I couldn't get out of'. So let's jump into what went on this… Continue reading 7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 2

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7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 1

Welcome to my 7 week half marathon training journey! You may be saying '7 weeks, that's a little unusual, Michelle' and you'd be right... however, that's the amount of weeks I've got left after neglecting my training! Originally I scheduled my training to start with 12 weeks until race day but things have got a… Continue reading 7 Week Half Marathon Training | Beginners Running Blog | Week 1