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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Race

A Foxy Awesome Weekend

In 2015 I fell in love with running. But what I didn’t quite prepare myself for was falling in love with the community that surrounds it. And last weekend spent at the Foxtrail Winter Running Series encapsulated everything that the running community is all about. With trails, hugs, massive achievements, friends, Project Awesome and multiple high-fives, I’d quite like to…

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Race

High Terrain Events Glentress 10k

Working legs for winter 2017. Night runs seem to be all the rage at the moment and I’m not one to miss out! So when I saw the High Terrain Events Glentress 10k night run just 30 minutes from the flat, I jumped at the opportunity to sign up.

Race

The Illuminator: A race full of tests and wins

The Illuminator is up there as one of the toughest races I’ve ever ran. At just over 15 miles through the Cairngorms at night the race brought plenty of challenges! I had really been excited for the Illuminator in the months leading up to it. After a year focused on obstacle course racing this was my first pure running race of…

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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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Race

Total Warrior 2017. Where do you set your limit?

It’s easy to say that the run up to Total Warrior wasn’t a normal pre-race week. Normally I’m buzzing, planning my meals, training and recovery so I turn up on the start line the best version of my running self. This week however has been filled with worrying, work and toothache. Not life changing crappy stuff. But enough to throw…

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Race, Training

Pre-race tips, it’s time, BEAST TIME

So it’s the week of the Prime Four Beast race. If this is the first time you’ve done something like this you’re probably going through a mix of emotions… Why did I let my friends convince me to sign up? Have I done enough training? Will said friends above pull my ass out the mud if I get stuck? OMG I’M…

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