Feeling guilt is a clear indicator of having a moral compass but it can infiltrate decision-making and social situations everyday unnecessarily, and for what? Whether it’s missing out on a friend’s dinner because you feel unwell, not being productive or even being too productive, guilt seems to rear it’s ugly head again and again. Guilt is an overwhelmingly unhelpful feeling when felt in excess and if the actions weren’t criminal then the feeling of guilt is irrelevant and actually won’t change anything, so why do we feel it? Is there a way to stop it?
Last week saw my return back to the track after signing up for an exclusive training session with former Olympic athlete, Mara Yamauchi organised by the West London running club, Ealing Eagles. The track session pushed me beyond my comfort zone as I ran with others who were faster than me for the longer runs but I came out of feeling absolutely exhilarated. I had a chance to chat to Mara after about her top training tips after, read on for advice and tips for your own training.
What better way to kick off the New Year than entering in for an organised 10k run in one of London’s finest parks?! The Battersea Park 10k is one of many runs organised by Run Through. Me and a few unsuspecting victims (friends visiting for the weekend) turned up bright and early on Saturday morning all confidently claiming we were “PB ready”. See how we got on..
GoodGym is a running club dedicated to doing good in your local community. Why do I run with GoodGym? Well, because there’s always time to help someone who really needs it.
January fitness aspirations are nearly in jeopardy because of the ferocious temperature drops, instead of running in the dark and cold streets we are running baths. The freezing temperatures are yet another battle to face in addition to the darkness, the return back to work and the potential Christmas tummy which is extra noticeable when leaning to put on socks in the morning. How do we get motivated when this happens?!
Earlier this year I decided to step away from a permanent job into the world of self-employment, it was fair to say my future was a bit up in the air because my plan was improvised everytime I answered the question “What are you going to do next?”. The truth was, I didn’t really know. I didn’t have a Gant chart for this decision, I hadn’t done a risk assessment of the situation and I definitely didn’t know what the end result would be, all I knew was, I wanted to be my own boss.
For four years of my life I’ve been lucky enough to say I live in Bristol but the time has come to put down my can of Thatchers and pack up my suitcase. I’m relocating from Bristol to London this weekend and I found myself reminiscing over the most incredible life events that have happened in our gert lush city.
I am on a mission right here to prove to you that rest and recovery is one of the most important parts of your training schedule. True recovery is helped massively by a nutritious and wholesome diet, before and after a workout. Cue the Lifebox.
Rest and recovery is the key to strength and progression but it’s always overlooked by keen fitness fans who find adrenalin rushes in the gym or endorphin highs from pounding the pavements. I’m here to tell you to focus on the bit after the HIIT, read my ultimate workout recovery checklist so you can train and recover effectively. I’m also giving you a lovely little recipe for a post-workout smoothie, thank me later.
I was invited down to DW Fitness to try on a brand spanking new pair of Reebok TR 2.0 Workout trainers to test out by doing a high energy tabata workout.