Enjoying the view

“You do not need to make yourself feel worse by beating yourself up for not being happier just because other people have it worse than you.” These words from the inimitable Philippa Perry really struck a cord. In the article, Philippa talks about creating art from any negative feelings; anyone who knows me will understand…

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Which way do you turn?

When you’re stuck and can’t see how to solve a problem, what gets you back on track? A long walk? Loud music? Baking a cake? Different strategies suit different people and different situations. Sometimes, you might need a shoulder to cry on; at other times, a sharp strike to the gluteus maximus might do the…

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Running Heroes

Distance running is a strange sport: at the sharp end, the elites race each other to see who’s the best; the rest of us are left racing ourselves and chasing PBs. I often joke about it, but the variables involved in running training are countless and all have an effect on how our bodies react…

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What does your warm-up look like?

I probably ask this question more than any other… It’s not my favourite question, but the response can be quite telling. Anyone who has ever worked with a running coach or fitness instructor will be familiar with the structure of the session: warm-up; main activity; cool-down; stretching. The duration of each section will vary depending…

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