Girona: Run, Eat, Drink AF. Repeat

Girona: Run, Eat, Drink AF. Repeat

Out of the two months I’m working in Spain this year, 10 days of these were spent in the medieval city of Girona. Surrounded by mountains and natural parks in all directions, it’s known for attracting cyclists from all over the world. You’d be forgiven for overlooking this small city in favour of larger areas of Catalonia such as Barcelona.…

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SURVIVING YOUR FIRST SOBER WEDDING

SURVIVING YOUR FIRST SOBER WEDDING

I’m unpacking my bags from yet another wedding. Summer is peak wedding season and it feels like everyone is toasting with champers to the latest happy couple. Everyone, except you. Believe me, you’re not missing out. I’m a veteran in this field; I’ve attended six weddings since getting sober in 2018 and partied my way through every single one of…

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The Fix, Damian Thompson

The Fix, Damian Thompson

*Book recommendation* Aside making it outside for parkrun, I did little but devour this book during a recent weekend. In addition to alcohol, the author discusses how smartphones, drugs and sugar consumption are impacting society. A very compelling read and only 300ish pages long. My favourite part (which really resonated) was: “I keep trying to work out when my drinking…

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Half marathon training: Tips 8 & 9

Half marathon training: Tips 8 & 9

Tip 8:  Enter another race beforehand Don’t go forgetting my pointers about over training, but if you can keep within the 10% mileage rule I suggested in the previous post then it could pay off to get more racing experience in before your big half. If you have several months until half-marathon-day (HMD), then I’d suggest a 10k a month…

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Half marathon training: Tips 6 & 7

Half marathon training: Tips 6 & 7

Have you signed up for a half marathon but never entered a race before? My final instalments on Half Marathon Training are specifically for you. Tip 6: Find your perfect trainers Be strict about wearing them for running only. Only once they’ve been subjected to 300+ miles of training would I retire them for casual wear. Well-made running trainers are…

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