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Run Hackney Half Training – 5 Weeks To Go

I was dreading this week’s 9 miler from the Monday. The furthest I’ve ever run was 8 miles (interval running, earlier this year). After having such a great 8 mile run in Zürich last week, I was sure I wouldn’t be able to have another great run, 1 mile further than I’ve even ran non-stop before.…

Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a wonder legume in my humble opinion. I love that they’re so versatile – they take to spices really well so can easily be made sweet or savoury. I’ve made soups with chickpeas, salads, falafel, hummus (obviously), and even cookies – the recipe’s not quite perfected on the latter, but it’s getting there…! I’m sharing…

6 Ways to Stay Healthy on Holiday

It’s no secret – eating right and exercising often takes time & planning – especially if you’re training for a race or trying to lose weight! My recent trip to Zürich was incredible; I enjoyed myself, ate well and still got in my scheduled long run for Run Hackney. If you want a few tips on…

Raw Chocolate Tarts

Mindfulness practice suggests that we live each moment in the present. Cooking de-stresses me, but baking distracts me. So tonight, I decided to be mindful and distracted at the same time. It was almost as if I was on auto-pilot; I was so focused on making the dessert I had in my mind come to fruition. I…

Run Hackney Half Training – 6 Weeks To Go

I started off training this week by killing two birds with one stone – I ran home from work on Tuesday (hashtag RunCommute) and was surprised to see I had an average pace of 9’49 p/m. So that left me feeling pretty good and ready to tackle the 5 horrendous miles I had to do on Thursday.…

Run Hackney Half Training – 7 Weeks To Go

Last year, I signed up for the Nike Run to the Beat Half Marathon (RTTB). I’d run a few 5Ks & tried to run at least once a week (I had personal training sessions three times a week) and I wanted to see if I could train and improve my fitness levels enough to do…

Take A Moment for Your Mind

How often do you take a moment for be present on a daily basis? Until six weeks ago, being mindful was something I thought I could never achieve. I’m just too busy to live in the present, I told myself. I don’t have time to think in the present because I have too many things to…

Faith Will Make You A Better Runner

“Feed your faith, and your doubts will starve to death.” – Unknown I think running is probably one of the most difficult forms of exercise. It’s extremely physically draining; a beginner may run for two minutes and feel as though their heart & lungs are on fire. Running is also the only exercise that I’m…

Coconut Granola

The other day I was watching Barefoot Contessa (secret single behaviour confession: I always have Food Network on the telly in my apartment. I’m addicted).I digress…they featured a really simple recipe for granola that was quick and easy. Anyway, it made me want granola asap (along with the mouthwatering smells as it bakes) so I…

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