Do you prioritise sleep enough?

Post in collaboration with TEMPURĀ® I LOVE sleeping. It’s strange, as when we are young, we want to stay up late, we pull all nighters and an early night is basically the worst thing in the world. Nowadays, I long for an early night and I seem to have a never-ending list of stuff that I need to do. Of course, what happens is that I get caught in a never-ending cycle of being too tired to achieve what I need to do, stay up to do it, don’t get it done, wake up tired,… View Post

Life on the injury bench

My next blog post was supposed to be an update on my training for the Tallinn Marathon in September. Or it was supposed to be an announcement on my big target for next year. Unfortunately, both of those things are now on hold. I’m hopeful of next year’s goal, but I don’t want to announce it until I’m sure I can work for it. Yep. I’m on the injury bench and I am more than a little bit frustrated about it.     I have been struggling a bit in this hot weather to run,… View Post

Sherwood Pines parkrun report

A couple of weeks back, I had planned to visit Rother Valley parkrun so that I could make it onto the parkrun “most events” table. For the unaware, once you have run in 20 different UK venues, you make the board. Alas, I got up a bit too late to get there in time so a quick change of plan took me to Sherwood Pines parkrun instead.     Sherwood Pines parkrun is held in Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Mansfield. I was excited to try it out as it is a one lap course… View Post

Clumber Park parkrun report

It was a busy weekend of parkrun last week. As well as taking Rose to Newark junior parkrun, I finally got the opportunity to visit Clumber Park parkrun. This was to be my second parkrun of the year, my 19th venue and my 58th parkrun.     Clumber Park is a stunning National Trust country park near Worksop in Nottinghamshire. We’ve visited a couple of times for a picnic and Rose often visits with her childminder, but this was to be my first time finally getting to run. We drove over, intending to stay for… View Post

Newark junior parkrun report

Now Rose is four, I have been desperate to take her to junior parkrun. For those who are unaware, junior parkrun is the little sibling of parkrun. It’s held on Sunday mornings for those aged 4-14 and it’s a free, timed, 2km run. Rose loves running around at school and playing outside but she hasn’t really shown much interest in running until recently when she looked at me and asked if she could come out for a run with me. So off we went and Rose did her first mile. We went again the following… View Post