One of the things I learned while writing my PhD was how important it was to keep my body healthy. That meant eating right, getting enough sleep and moving around. Now that I’ve submitted my thesis this “project” of staying healthy is an ongoing challenge.
Below are my blog posts related to this project. Click on the links for more info.
Run 3 of #MyMarathon 2017 - RUN THREE: I usually look forward to the weekend long run but for this run I was really struggling to get out the door. I usually do the 10 minute test, which is essentially just giving it a go and running for at least 10 minutes. At the end of this time, if for whatever reason I’m … Continue reading Run 3 of #MyMarathon 2017 Run 1 and 2 of #MyMarathon 2017 - RUN ONE: Bank holiday Mondays are all the more brilliant when it starts on the first of the month. There’s something about starting the month on a Monday that seems more motivating. Yep, out and about on a early-for-bank-holiday morning run. I’ve been running throughout April and my hip flexors are starting to complain. Essentially my hip … Continue reading Run 1 and 2 of #MyMarathon 2017 #MyMarathon 2017 - So here I am ready to run MyMarathon – AGAIN! For those of you who are new to #mymarathon, it’s a running event organised by the British Heart Foundation to raise funds for their work. Participants aim to run 26.2 miles / 42.195 km during the month of May. I ran my first marathon in 5 hours … Continue reading #MyMarathon 2017 First winter race was cold (duh) - Manchester (UK) has a special kind of winter. It arrives early in June for a day or so, realises it’s early, then comes back around November and stays until March. It starts to think about leaving April-May and sometimes actually leaves between June-September to make room for Spring / Summer, only to take turns arriving/leaving/arriving … Continue reading First winter race was cold (duh) Marathon Prep and The Weather - I’ve been quiet these last few weeks, mostly concentrating on completing all the other academic related bits and bobs I’ve been juggling, like teaching, tutorials and the post-PhD job hunt. Oh, and running. A lot. So here I am, the day before the Greater Manchester Marathon (#runasicsmcr) feeling a little jittery. I think the change … Continue reading Marathon Prep and The Weather