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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Food

Badass pancakes: they count as carb loading, right?

I love pancakes. Like next level, ready to commit and build a life together love them. This means pancake day is a big day in my calendar. In years gone by nutella, sugar and lemon featured heavily in the day of pancake worship. But that would leave the current Abby with the jittery sugar shakes (we’ve all been there, I ate…

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Food

The hero meals. Fast. Healthy. Cheap.

Life at the moment is busy. And expensive. Juggling training, work, buying our first flat and planning a wedding means 9pm meals have become the norm. If I am cooking at 9pm the likelihood is I’m hangry and don’t have the patience to make a fancy quinoa based Instagram worthy meal. Enter the hero meals. Fast. Healthy. Cheap I’m a…

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Race

Carnethy 5: A race for serious hill runners

With 5 hills, over 6miles and over 2000ft of elevation gain, on a good day Carnethy 5 was going to be a challenge for the team. Yesterday was not what you would class as a “good day”. With sideways blizzards and biting winds, even spectating was a brutal affair. But most of the Carnethy 5 seasoned pros took it in…

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Training

How to become a morning workout ninja

I’m one of those really annoying “morning people”. I don’t snooze my alarm and can quite often be found singing the Lion King before the sunrises (much to Jamie’s dismay). Because of this, I love an early morning workout. It makes me feel like I have my own secret part of the day, like a little pause before the busyness…

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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.”

Training

It isn’t always personal bests, sunshine and rainbows

I’m gonna say it. Today I had a shiter of a run. I’d planned a trip to the beach, picturing a lovely scenic recovery run and getting in 4-6miles. The reality was rather different. My breathing wouldn’t settle, my legs felt like lead and I clearly hadn’t eaten enough. I also just couldn’t get my head in the game (something…

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