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Why I run every day

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with running. We all know the health benefits of exercise and going out for a run is cheap, easy and quick. Races from 5k to ultra marathons are hugely popular and offer an almost unrivalled, euphoric sense of achievement. Yet finding the motivation to lace up your trainers and get out of the door is tough. I’ve always motivated myself by entering events and telling myself that I’d have to train for them. Whilst it made me run relatively regularly, I would often go through stages of not running at all, especially after…

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Training for a postponed marathon

For many runners, the past week has been full of disappointment. Races all over the world have been postponed or cancelled, including both the London Marathon and Brighton Marathon. London has been postponed to 4th October and Brighton is now taking place on 20th September. When a race is postponed, training has to go on but with a different date in mind. I’ve done some research and settled on a plan of action for training for a postponed marathon. My marathon journey Brighton won’t be my first marathon, but it might be my last. I’ve done London twice and ran…

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Modius Health Headset 3 month review [ad]

For the past three months, I’ve been reviewing the Modius Health Headset. This clever little device claims to reduce cravings, decrease appetite and make you feel fuller, quicker. Users have reported losing weight and keeping it off, finding it easier to stick to a diet and sleeping better. They also snack less and feel more confident. Having seen all these testimonials, I couldn’t wait to start my trial. You can read my first and second reviews to learn more about the device and my progress. But the killer question is, did it work for me? Using the Modius Health Headset…

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Modius Health Headset review part 2 [ad]

For the past six weeks, I’ve been testing out the Modius Health headset. This device is designed to use neuroscience to help make weight loss a little bit easier. This is my second post about the device, you can read my introduction to Modius here. Whilst I haven’t been using Modius for very long, using it for an hour a day has quickly and easily slotted into daily life. This update is to tell you how I’m finding it, how easy it is to find time to use the device as a busy parent, and whether it has yet had…

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Preparing for the London Marathon

Have you ever been in one of those job interviews where they ask you what your weaknesses are? Put on the spot, you never know what to say. Is there any such thing as a good weakness? With the benefit of not being in a stressful situation, I can confidently say that spontaneity is one of my weaknesses. Because every now and then, I do something a bit reckless. There’s usually wine involved, like the time my friend and I drank a bottle of rosé and ended up in Venezuela. Often though, my impulsive actions lead me to find myself,…

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