London Marathon!!!!!

‘Head Up. Heart Open. Smile With Your Eyes’ was the mantra that took me through the London Marathon last week. Mind over matter is a truly incredible thing. In fact, mind with matter is even more amazing. The marathon was one of the hardest, most incredible, most emotional and uplifting things I’ve ever done. It …

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Dear friend who held my hand and hasn’t let go

Dear friend who held my hand and hasn’t let go, As we sat in the pub and I asked ‘what if it never gets any better, what if this is what it’s always going to be like, what if I’ve destroyed my life’, you reassured me that it would improve. You told me that it …

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Running meets social action – boom!

I love cheering running events as much as I love running them (and am known for a rather individual, exuberant style, i.e. loud. Surprising, eh.). We headed down to the seafront for the Brighton Marathon last Sunday. I find it pretty emotional watching people put so much into their goal. The day started in a great …

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Marathon Countdown… yoga, lost toenails and running boredom!

It's now three and a half weeks to the London Marathon!! I have one more long run to do - 21 miles - before 'tapering' for the final three weeks. I am a mixture of excited and terrified! I was loving the training and how it's made my body feel...until I passed the 15 mile point. Now …

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Solo woodland camp, squirrel bandits and Phil the pheasant

Last weekend I decided that some time with the trees was overdue and headed off to a beautiful woodland campsite just over the other side of the Downs from Brighton, Blackberry Wood (inadvertently going on International Forest Day!). UK camping weather 🙂 Blackberry Wood campsite is definitely justified in its regular appearances in The Guardian's …

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