Life

Why I want it all, but not right now

I want to do it all! From exploring the world in my trail shoes, to creating my own home in the countryside and having a fulfilling career. And obviously not forgetting spreading my love for adventure!

Life, Training

Harassment and Running- Update

A year ago I voiced my opinion on the fact that harassment when out running is unacceptable. It frustrated me how in general, the advice given was around runners changing their behaviour. The way these messages were communicated could, in my opinion, instil fear and even stop people from discovering the physical and mental health benefits of running.

Life

The power of the positive no

I’m crap at saying no. As are many people. Whether it’s to a social event, race, new running shoes or that extra slice of cake…I’m likely to say yes yes yes and then end up overwhelmed with plans, skint and lost in a post cake sugar haze. With resolution season upon us it doesn’t surprise me the amount of them…

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Life

Festivities, Mince Pies and Pressure

Disclaimer, I do love Christmas- I promise! Mince pies, snuggling up, seeing all your favourite people, what’s not to love about the festive season? On paper, December has everything you could wish for, but the reality can be a bit different. Kind of like when you see a flashy “perfect” photo shared on Instagram but it’s actually been photoshopped to…

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Life

Why?

I always find that birthday’s are a time for some good old self-reflection. Tomorrow I turn the ripe old age of 26, and looking back over the past year, it’s been a busy one! I’ve pushed myself in ways I didn’t think possible, experienced amazing things and taken on challenges I hadn’t even dreamed of as 24 year old Abby.…

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Life

A mini-adventure 30 minutes from home

When I think about the word adventure or holiday I think of two things. Travel and Money! Last weekend I decided to turn this on it’s head and went on an over night adventure 30 minutes from home and spent less than £150. It was Jamie’s birthday and I wanted to do something special. For us, we would much prefer…

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Life

Fiji and the sing a Disney song, epiphany moment

So I may have mentioned it once or twice (or maybe a million times) that recently I went to Fiji and married my favourite person, Jamie, and now we are the awesome Mr and Mrs Fraser-Davidson. Needless to say the whole experience was INCREDIBLE (bar the BA flight issues, screw you BA). Fiji is an incredible place, the people were…

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Life, Training

Check myself before I wreck myself

First things first, if ANYONE even mutters the “I told you so” phrase they will be met with a sharp “get fucked” and be on a hug ban for at least 24hrs (that includes you Jamie).   I might have mentioned that I like running and training, A LOT. I also have a full-time job, have just moved flat, am…

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Life, Race

The killer question- why I’m not running Mighty Deerstalker

The Mighty Deerstalker – 10miles of gruelling hills, the perfect warm-up for Dirty Weekend. Not to mention a party atmosphere and the UK’s biggest night race. And I’m not running it. Even though I have been totally pumped about this race, it’s one that’s just not meant to be. Running injuries and my operation in January have meant that I only…

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Life

Pity party for one

“2017 so far has been a wee bit pants. In my opinion if I am sharing the highs, it’s only fair I’m honest with the lows. So here comes the honesty. Plot reveal- there is a happy ending.”