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Do goals = happiness?

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clock5th December 2016

“Does your happiness depend on achieving your goal?” That was the question posed during a meditation session on training motivation. Up to a year ago my feelings would have responded in the positive. I was forever measuring myself against past performance. Getting frustrated at my inability to reach previous levels – be it a 5k, […]   Keep reading »

I Run, Therefore I Am

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clock4th October 2015

Recently I’ve been contemplating why I  run and what it gives me. Why? Well when you miss something you appreciate it all the more. Having missed out on the last two Lakeland Trails events (Keswick and Coniston), I felt very frustrated at my ongoing struggle with #LymeDisease and the inevitable ups and downs my body goes through. In […]   Keep reading »

Training Food – Renee McGregor on sports nutrition

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clock22nd July 2015

Our next interview is with Renee McGregor, Sports Nutritionist to sports people of all abilities, best selling author and keen runner. This promises to be a real education 🙂 Renee, how did you initially become interested in sports nutrition and dietetics? I initially did a biochemistry degree with nutrition which I found absolutely fascinating and […]   Keep reading »

@pesky_squirrel on her love of… well anything active

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clock15th July 2015

Our next runner interview features Sarah Morton. Her love of activity and experiences knows no bounds. Hopefully you’ll be infected by her enthusiasm 🙂 Sarah, can you tell us about your love of the outdoors? I just love being outside really! I find sitting about really boring, even if I’m busy and have things to […]   Keep reading »

Brussels Sprouts Hope

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clock10th July 2015

Last week saw me travelling to Brussels, in my ongoing battle against Lyme Disease. I returned full of hope.   The response to my Learning to live with Lyme Disease post was genuinely overwhelming. So many messages of support from people to continue the battle. Through extensive research by myself, friends and family, we’d identified a […]   Keep reading »

Pushing beyond: My very first Ultra experience

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clock26th June 2015

I asked my body the question… and it responded with an emphatic “YES!“… There are so many ways I could describe my first ever Ultra. My experience is shared below. It’s not a race report, it’s about what I learned up to and during the day. The Build Up Friday lunchtime thoughts started wondering to […]   Keep reading »

Learning to live with Lyme Disease

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clock11th June 2015

Dealing with Lyme Disease – a very personal story Numerous runners, family, friends have asked me to share my story of dealing with Lyme Disease. I’ve initially been reticent for a number of reasons, not least it being so very personal, a mental and physical battle. Mostly that it might come across as ‘woe is […]   Keep reading »