(not a) Running Shoe Review

After 4 months of running, I’ve finally pulled the trigger and brought some new trainers. This isn’t a shoe review, as frankly at this stage I don’t have a clue what I’m talking about when it comes to specialist running trainers. However it is the tale of how I came to be wearing my newContinue reading “(not a) Running Shoe Review”

2021 Running Goals

Whilst I’m not much of one for New Years resolutions, I do value setting goals for the year ahead. I believe if you don’t aspire to anything, you’ll struggle to achieve much of worth. In that spirit, I’ve got three running goals for 2021; Completing Couch to 5K, taking part in ParkRun and finishing theContinue reading “2021 Running Goals”

Looking Back… 2020

It’s around this time of year that everyone starts writing their 2020 lists, posting their #best9 on Instagram and setting resolutions. Whilst I only started running in September 2020 and was curtailed by injury just 2 months later, I’ve learnt three really valuable lessons that I hope you will find helpful either in running orContinue reading “Looking Back… 2020”

C25K Rerun: Trainers

I suspect one of the reasons I ended up with extensor tendonitis a month ago is that I went from doing no running for years to running three times a week in barefoot shoes.  I have been wearing nothing but Vivo Barefoot trainers for over a year.  Having heard about them through various podcasts, IContinue reading “C25K Rerun: Trainers”

Plans

It’s been three weeks since I had to stop my running comeback due to an injury. After initial fears that it might have been shin splints or a stress fracture (thanks NHS online!) it turned out to be a simple case of extensor tendonitis. A mix of ice, rest and anti-inflammatory drugs has calmed itContinue reading “Plans”

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