Living With Purpose

Living With Purpose

A few years ago I was commissioned by a health and wellness centre in London to write a series of articles, from the perspective of an ultra-runner, on the power that POSITIVITY plays in the achieving of challenging goals. The series of articles was called Living With...
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport

There is a disturbing affliction stalking competitive sport these days. It’s insidious in its strength, slowly, silently and steadily eating its way into the very marrow of those who love sport the most. It affects men and women of all ages and of any level in their...
Let’s talk. Period.

Let’s talk. Period.

We women love running. Period. What was that? We love running, sure…  but who said anything about that P word? Well, no, that was just me being crafty – y’know, a play on punctuation… ok, never mind. Period. P-E-R-I-O-D. There it is, in red – and bold – for all to...
Good sleep = good running

Good sleep = good running

Sleep… it’s that beautiful sensory reset button that can fix just about anything and bring us to a whole new day. Regarded by the Dalai Lama as “the best meditation”, sleep has long been recognised as vital to our very being. Even the Irish of olde, learned folk as...
Oh to be as strong as… IRON

Oh to be as strong as… IRON

…Iron-willed… … strong as iron… “Gold has its uses, but war is won with iron” … George R.R. Martin – A Dance With Dragons There’re a host of expressions about iron, Fe, atomic number 26, the second-most abundant metal on the earth’s crust. Ironically,...