In need of new general training shoes, I found the adidas Terrex Parley road shoes. They look good, feel good and DO good. Winner winner chicken dinner…Read More
In hospital life was so simple. NOTHING outside those four walls mattered, nothing at all. Not money or Brexit, not clean clothes or housework, careers, a rounded diet, tax self assessments, bills, meetings, missed appointments, the weather. Nothing. Not because these things stopped existing, but because they became so incomprehensibly unimportant in comparison to being seriously unwell.Read More
Well here’s something I never ever thought I’d say - I’m part of team GB!!!Read More
I bloody love the medals, but really I’m here for the hugs!Read More
What a difference a year makes! And day to day we barely even notice the change. If you’re recovering, remember to look back at how far you’ve come and give yourself a bloody enormous high five!Read More
There's no feeling quite like the first run back after illness or injury :)Read More
Guys, I got given a pair of running shoes to review! Made it. Running shoes designed to show your battle scars resonated no end with ol' scar-abs over here. It was a pleasure to review them.
Here are my honest thoughts on Adidas' Terrex TWO BOA ZeroDye...Read More
Happiness is a complicated fellow, but there's something about running that makes it an awful lot simpler. On #internationaldayofhappiness it seemed fitting to write an ode to it!Read More
This is a post about being the very very best version of yourself, and achieving goals you'll remember forever!Read More
I think I've taken this topic too literally and have written a genuine diary of my day spent working on the marathon today. In hindsight I really should have chosen a more eventful day...or just spruced it up with some exotic fibs. Sorry about that...Read More
...sometimes the sadness still finds me, but for the most part it's a healthy sadness. What happened was sad, it's sad that my donor died. It's cruel that I was hoping for it. I feel ashamed of it. And that takes a lot of getting my head around...Read More
...I run because I love running, I really truly honestly do. But I don't run six or seven times a week, when it's dark and cold and my legs hurt, for the love of it. The runs that I have to force myself out of the house to do, I do because my body needs me to...Read More
Why I wanted to thank the NHS:
...After the op I remember a lot more. I remember nurses washing my hair and brushing my teeth. I remember nurses sitting next to me and making me feel better when I cried...
...and so I wanted to thank them. I wanted to do something that I would never ever have been able to do if they hadn't brought me back to life so completely. So it had to be physical, and it had to be big! The biggest empty bit of space I could find + Strava + a GPS tracker + my husband + cake. Thank You NHS, from the bottom of my heart.Read More
So, it's been a busy day, by morning I was hanging out on the radio, by afternoon I was vay busy going viral darling. Haha...it's been a wonderful day for spreading the message of the importance of organ donation, and has felt very special thanking my donor so publicly.Read More
After my transplant I was desperate for a blog post like this one, so I hope it gives a little guidance if you're on the recovery journey too.
Something I struggled with big time after my op was how to get back to fitness. With the best will in the world our NHS is so overrun it had no choice but to kick my ass out of hospital the moment I was safe to be let lose (10 days post op). Physiotherapists were, and quite rightly too, saved for those patients that couldn't walk, not those that wanted to run...Read More