Half marathon training: Tips 2 & 3

Half marathon training: Tips 2 & 3

Tip 2: Increase your weekly mileage: Take your trainers everywhere. Irrespective of your base level of fitness, a half marathon is an endurance event. Running too much too soon is never a good idea. Running experts recommend never increasing your weekly mileage by 10%, but in some cases this could be as low as 5%. Integrating running into daily life is paramount to tackling those…

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Half marathon training: Tip 1

Half marathon training: Tip 1

Just ran your your first 10k? Congratulations! You might be ready for your next challenge… If you can run comfortably for an hour then you should find a half marathon a great test of your stamina. Enduring over 21k of running can feel intimidating but over the next few weeks I’m going to post a series of tips that helped…

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Mindful Drinking Festival

Mindful Drinking Festival

A very overdue post but this relates to the Mindful Drinking Festival that was organised by Club Soda in January this year. I hadn’t attended 2018’s summer festival, but January’s turned out to be quite spectacular. Spread over two days and hosted in London at the Truman Brewery, the event encompassed a series of talks, interactive events and tastings of…

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An introduction

An introduction

With over a decade of ever-increasing alcohol consumption behind me, I hesitantly read The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober (buy here), following a bender (that I barely remembered) on my 26th birthday. My drinking career was at its peak and my mind had begun to grapple with the idea that maybe reaching for the Rioja for every celebration/occasion/commiseration had ceased…

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