On running and writing

imageRegular visitors to the site may have noticed that I’ve been doing a little blog housekeeping of late.

I’ve refreshed the layout and organised my posts to make it easier to view them thematically, whether you are interested in Running, Yoga, SwimmingClimbing, Recipes and Nutrition, Marathon Training, Mind and Body, or Guest Posts. This menu is available on the sidebar of the desktop site or at the bottom of posts on mobile.

I’m always looking for ways to improve the content and accessibility of the site, so comments are very welcome.

ClimbingIt’s so nice (and it still surprises me) to hear when people have read posts, and it’s also useful to hear what kind of posts are most interesting or helpful to you, (as well as those that aren’t!)

I’m also on the lookout for guest posts, so if you have taken up a new sport, discovered a great recipe, learned how to fit in exercise with children or while pregnant, have overcome an injury, or have achieved a new goal that you want to share, just let me know.

During this refresh process I’ve been going back through old posts and it’s like reading back over an old diary. My first post was back in February 2014 and I wonder how many miles I’ve run since then.

SwimmingWriting has not only helped to keep a record of the training I’ve done, the new sports that I’ve tried, and the research and books that I’ve read on health, fitness and nutrition, but it has also encouraged me to read and learn more than I would perhaps have done otherwise.

Whether it is the benefits of training your brain to allow you to push yourself further on a run, the impact of sex on your workout, or the health fallacies perpetuated by bad data, I’ve discovered so much while writing this blog.

Through the experience of training for a variety of events I’ve learned about exercising with injury, supplementing with protein and resisting temptation.

I’ve run in towns and cities including New York, Chicago, Paris, Frankfurt, Stratford and Edinburgh; I’ve climbed in Font talked climbing in Slovenia.

IMG_0213I’ve had good days and really bad ones and I’ve learned how to stay motivated from the most inspiring of runners including Murakami and Jurek.

So I wanted to re-surface a selection of some of my old posts, which I’d almost forgotten writing and which I hope you have a minute or so to enjoy here.

Happy reading!

One thought on “On running and writing

  1. Hi Lizzy,
    I am really enjoying reading your blog. It has great content and i very much like your take on life. I have recently started my own blog and it is good to see the high quality of your site and writing and have something to aim for!
    Keep up the good work.

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