February 2021 Rundown

I’ve decided to start a new summary of my running month- it’s valuable to be able to look back and see what went well, what didn’t and what can be learnt. Highlights Injury free monthGetting through February injury free was massive! I’ve been at this since September 2020 and it’s the first month I haven’tContinue reading “February 2021 Rundown”

(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”

Look Ahead

In my teens and twenties I played a lot of sport, so back in September when I decided to try running to get active after years out with injury, I assumed I could just lace up my shoes and run. I believed the fitness I desired would come with time and effort. I wasn’t worriedContinue reading “Look Ahead”

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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