After having Alex last November, I decided to focus on taking my running off the roads and into the countryside. My motivation behind this initially was to take off the pressure to be able to run at a particular pace whilst getting back into shape after pregnancy, and being able to focus more on enjoying the scenery. The beauty of running in nature is that the challenge is navigating different terrains and weather conditions, not necessarily racing against the clock. Having participated in many types of running events in the past, I can honestly say that I won’t be returning…

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After completing the inaugural Wendover Woods Half Marathon the weekend before, I toed up the start line of this 16.5 mile race in the heart of the stunning Ashridge Estate next. This run is organised by two guys called Anthony Kent and Andy Neill who are both keen runners and members of Tring Running Club. They have run the route many times and its one of their favourite local runs so they turned it into a race. This is a relatively low-key event with just under 400 runners each year; it is not advertised very widely at all, I only…

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My first official running race this year was a brand new half marathon at the picturesque Wendover Woods in March, organised by Nice Work, as part of the Wendover Woods Running Festival. On the day itself, there was also a 10km run and a kiddies’ ‘fun run’ (1km and 3km to choose from) which would have been the perfect day out for families and runners of all abilities, had the weather played ball… Moreover, there was a Canicross race the day before – something for the four legged competitors! I can honestly say that this has been one of the…

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It’s been a good few months since I updated my blog, but I have a very good excuse for being absent. I am very pleased to announce that in the early hours of 4th November 2018, I gave birth to a baby boy, Alexander William, by C-section, in Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Alex was exactly a week early and weighed a healthy 3.1 kgs. He is absolutely perfect in every way and I have been so much in love with him from the first moment I held him in my arms! I had such a very smooth and straightforward pregnancy with…

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Continuing my series about staying fit during pregnancy, here is the last article bringing you my insights, as I am about to ‘cross the finish line’ during my final weeks of the third trimester. At the time of writing this article, I have about 2.5 weeks left until Bubba’s official due date, so technically speaking, I could go into labour any day now! A very exciting and a very nerve-wrecking period, if you ask me – I better get on with this article! If you have missed the first two articles in this series, you can catch up on my…

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