Staying Healthy Over The Festive Period: Healthy Treats!

So, it’s that time of year again when the shelves are full to the brim with sweet treats and festive versions of our regular favourites. I for one struggle to stick to my normal eating during Christmas because I have a massive sweet tooth! Chocolate is my nemesis pretty much all year round but atContinue reading “Staying Healthy Over The Festive Period: Healthy Treats!”

Part 2 – The Berlin Marathon: Beer, Bratwurst and Bling!

Previously on Run Claire, Run … Just kidding. Of course we know how this story ends so we know I didn’t back out. I walked forward and before I knew it I was off! I thought the first mile or so would be be crazy with people weaving in and out of each other tryingContinue reading “Part 2 – The Berlin Marathon: Beer, Bratwurst and Bling!”

Part 1 – The Berlin Marathon: Beer, Bratwurst and Bling!

It all started back in October 2016. The Berlin Marathon had been and gone for that year and they’d just opened up the ballot for the 2017 race. I’d decided in September that I wanted to run all six of the World Marathon Majors, and I had to start somewhere so I entered. Berlin isn’tContinue reading “Part 1 – The Berlin Marathon: Beer, Bratwurst and Bling!”

My Deepest, Darkest Running Secret …

We have some pretty weird and wonderful conversations in our office at work and we recently got on to our deepest, darkest secrets. OK, so not deepest darkest secrets exactly but those things that you’re a bit embarrassed about. You know, those little things that really aren’t a big deal in the grand scheme ofContinue reading “My Deepest, Darkest Running Secret …”

The East Cork Harbour Marathon … Hills, Motivational Signs and a Personal Best!

Six weeks out from the Berlin Marathon I’m told by my trusty training plan that I should be running for 90 minutes or entering a half marathon event so I choose the half marathon. I’m already running for 90 minutes so I know a half marathon will give me more time on the road (plusContinue reading “The East Cork Harbour Marathon … Hills, Motivational Signs and a Personal Best!”

Float Away And Relax: What Is Float Therapy?

With an ethereal blue light and silence all around I wonder if I can float here for a whole hour. I’m laying in a pod filled with ten inches of water and a thousand pounds of epsom salts churning this thought round but, as time goes on, I wonder how I’ve never discovered this before.Continue reading “Float Away And Relax: What Is Float Therapy?”

Hot Pod Yoga launches in Portsmouth! 

I first tried hot yoga in the summer of 2016. Hot yoga does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s yoga that’s hot. Well, it’s yoga that’s practised in a hot space. Bikram yoga is still considered the original form of hot yoga but there are many ways of practising hot yoga now.Continue reading “Hot Pod Yoga launches in Portsmouth! “

Saying No To The Best Marathon In The World

I started to draft this blog on the train into London two days before the marathon was due to take place. Even though I wasn’t running, we’d already booked a hotel and mum was flying over from Ireland (sadly not to see me cross the finish line as we had planned). With mixed feelings weContinue reading “Saying No To The Best Marathon In The World”

Recovering … Please Wait

So, I’ve just had my third illness since Christmas and I’m finally starting feeling better. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that that’s it now and I can get back to training properly (cue my bedside table being full of vitamin C tablets to be taken just in case the dreaded scratchy throat makes its return). ItContinue reading “Recovering … Please Wait”

Meeting The London Marathon Experts and the big marathon countdown!

Each year the London Marathon host a day in the capital full of training tips, tricks and ideas from nutritionists, athletes and celebrities who have run the best marathon in the world. As a gold bond runner (someone who gained a place through a charity on the condition that you raise money for them), I was invitedContinue reading “Meeting The London Marathon Experts and the big marathon countdown!”