On Saturday December 9th, I ran my first ultra-marathon. It was a 48km race around Volcano Osorno in the South of Chile, with elevation gain of 7000ft. The race, called Vulcano UltraTrail, was run by Merrell. If you ask me to describe this race in one word, and one word only, I would not hesitate.… Continue reading Vulcano UltraTrail 48km – Race Recap!
TOTALS: 42 miles, 2 strength sessions The week dawned, quicker than I would have ever expected. It was finally time for me to tackle the beast that was the 48km Vulcano UltraTrail, around Volcano Osorno in the Chilean Lake District. The week had arrived, and taper anxiety soon set in with me constantly doubting my… Continue reading I AM AN ULTRA-MARATHONER!
My mother always says that nerves are normal, and that nerves are natural. In her opinion, nerves show how much we care about something – if we are nervous by the prospect of an exam or a performance, it means that we really want to do well and must be totally invested in the process.… Continue reading NERVES – it’s all natural
Oops, I made a pun. I really should apologise… apart from I won’t! I actually planned this pun on a run, and even thinking about it made me smile whilst my legs were pumping. Puns make me happy and for me, happiness makes me a better and more confident runner. So no, I won’t apologise… Continue reading MINDSET – It’s all in your head
I tried to change my blog name yesterday. As some of you may have noticed, I have taken a few weeks from blogging properly and even Instagram has taken a back seat. That’s because the last three weeks have seen visits from my parents and also a two-week holiday visit from my boyfriend, neither of… Continue reading UPDATE: A very hectic few weeks
I wasn’t planning on writing a whole post dedicated to this day, simply because I tried to treat it just like a normal long run day, so it wasn’t so special for me. But there were so many weird things that happened and things which didn’t quite work out that I decided there were enough… Continue reading 20 miles and 10km Race For Life – Sunday Recap
TOTALS: 46 miles run, 4 strength sessions This week has just whipped past. I have no idea how it went so fast when I have done not very much other than my normal running schedule and my work. In addition to my job here and my blog, I also have to do a project for… Continue reading Weekly Workout Round-Up: The Start of Summer!
In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I had made brownies for my flatmate’s girlfriend. These are non-Paleo, gluten-y, non-vegan, packed with sugar… and they are the best brownies ever. I thought I’d share the recipe on here since I haven’t done many food-related posts recently and if there was anything that underlined my new resolution… Continue reading BROWNIES – the solution for (almost) every problem
A few days ago, I posted a picture on Instagram of my breakfast, with the caption about fueling up for my busy day ahead of me. They were blueberry and chia overnight oats and they were the bomb, so creamy and delicious. In response, I got likes, I got comments… and I got a few… Continue reading OOPS – Should I apologise for my food choices?
I’m training for a marathon I’ve decided not to run. When I first came out here to Chile, I had no intentions of running any races here, instead preparing to train smarter and better so I would be stronger than ever when I returned to England. But, as I’ve already discussed here, I soon realised… Continue reading DELAY – It’s not the same as giving up