January 7, 2016
Running may be glorious but it is also very, very hard. I am in no way a natural runner and so just getting myself out there can be a trauma. Worse, I have taken a long break, and now it is time to knuckle down. I have really written this as my New Year's Motivation to GET running again. My own personal ten top running tips!
June 5, 2015
This is the saga of trying to get an idea off the ground. The excitement of the idea through the slog of translating that into reality and then the endless hurdles that are put in your way. This one was to set up running training camps to help people just like me improve their running skills, learn how to put together a running programme and maximise their nutrition and guess what.......
April 4, 2015
I piled on the pounds towards the end of last year. Lack of a clear running, cycling or adventure goal for January, the delights of Christmas and a lack of will power all came together and helped me gain that extra fat. For the New Year, I decided to combine some research with a quest to lose weight. Three months - three diets that different nutritionists swear by - paleo, vegan and calorie counting. I thought that a month for each was a fair crack of the whip.
March 13, 2015
The next time Charlie Shepherd says, "Alice, I've found this really good challenge, you should do it and write about it...", remind me to shoot him!
February 26, 2015
My legs hurt, especially my left one, as I come to the last three days of the February Run Until You Drop Challenge. I was feeling sorry for myself, and then life taught me a lesson in humility and gratitude.
January 26, 2015
Palm trees silhouetted against the snow of the Atlas Mountains. Cold air but hot sunshine. A carnival mood and a scenic route round the ancient city. It is time for the Marrakech Half Marathon.
January 11, 2015
Running through history, literally. A morning run that started off in the ancient alleyways of the Fes medina and then took us up to see the sunrise from the Merenid Tombs perched on top of one of Fes's many, many hills
December 11, 2014
You would think that running would be a kit-free zone but somehow I managed to spend a fortune, kitting up for the Marathon Des Sables. In fact, because you have to carry everything for the week, it is incredibly important to get the necessity versus weight ratio right. Food was one of the really crucial factors and bizarrely I found that less was more.
November 10, 2014
I love learning languages but there is always that difficult phase when you are fluent in three phrases but have no real idea what is going on. I am often in that phase for a very long time!
October 6, 2014