18 ways to avoid running-related blisters

I was out to lunch with one of my runner friends, Lesley and we got to talking about new running shoes and blisters. She’d neglected to prepare her new running shoes before their first run and ended up with a big blood blister on her heel. What made matters worse was that towards the end of her run, Lesley changed…

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Top 10 blog posts from 2018 and annual wrap up

2018 was an exciting year for me. I succeeded at so many of my running goals. A quick summary since I’m so proud of the hard work I put in: I headed overseas to Scotland where I ran my first 5 day trail run over 136kms. It was AMAZING! And while there, I achieved a PR at the Stirling Marathon.…

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40+ motivational running quotes

Motivation can come in many forms: a family member or friend, running short films, podcasts or audiobooks, signing up for a race or motivational quotes. Sometimes it’s a combination of all of the above. I enjoy all of the above. But today, I’m focusing on motivational quotes. I have a vintage chalkboard in my kitchen which I love to write…

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50+ Running Goals for the New Year

A New Year equals New Year’s Resolutions. For many, this is a time to create new goals to stop or start doing something. And for other individuals, it’s a chance to reset the previous year’s goals. Whichever it is, I always recommend setting new running goals in the current year so you have plenty of time to mentally prepare for…

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6 Steps to Your New Running Goal

Set your running goals 2019 is fast approaching! And while it’s a busy time with the holidays, do not delay in setting your 2019 running goals. If you write them down now, start signing up for new races or runs then you’ll have a couple of weeks to mentally prepare yourself for the next 12 months. Mental preparation helps you…

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10 commonly forgotten running items for a vacation (or runcation)

Your vacation is FINALLY here! After months of working hard, planning and saving your vacation is booked and you are ready to get the holiday started. But before you depart, you need to pack. And it’s a long list ranging from swimming costumes, sarongs to cosmetics, toiletries and everything in between! Just because you’re on vacation you shouldn’t skip a…

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50+ reasons to run your first ultramarathon

What is an ultramarathon? According to UrbanDictionary.com, the definition of an ultramarathon is: An insanely bad-ass long run that tests the mental toughness of the world’s finest athletes; A supreme test for athletic prowess.  The hardest thing a human can do. A run longer than 26.2 miles, although most “ultras” are 50 miles, 100 miles or 100+ miles. To run an ultra or not…

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7 treatments for a runny nose while on a run

It doesn’t matter whether I run in summer, winter, spring or autumn, my nose always wants to dribble out runny snot! It’s super disgusting for anyone who is with me. I’m used to it. And I’m that foul runner who will wipe my nose with the back of my hand or snot rocket (but never in anyone’s direction!). But it…

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The start of Rach’s journey into fitness

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Rachael Elizabeth (Rach), Founder and Editor of Rachael Elizabeth Consulting and blogs, The Pink Jubilee and The Baby Blossom. Rach and I have been friends for more than a decade. Rach is the 34-year-old mum to 2 beautiful boys, as well as a wife, blogger, consultant, university student and journalist. She’s dabbled with…

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