As 2019 comes to an end, I thought I would share a few of my favourite movement, nourishment and wellness blog posts from the last year.
This week’s guest blogger is the wonderful Vicki, aka vickithevibe.
Three things I can tell you about Vicki (apart from that she is an incredible runner!): she is a Scot living in Dubai, she is an Adidas running crew coach, and her Instagram feed is full to the brim with inspiration. I highly recommend you check her out!
When you can’t be bothered running and you’d rather stay in and watch Netflix, or meet your friends for a drink, perhaps have a bath with a glass of wine, or an extra hour in bed; we’ve all been there. But what do you do? Do you give into temptation and not run, or do you force yourself out the door?
Ask yourself these questions:
First and foremost, that’s awesome you want to take control of your health by being aware and in control of what you eat. When I started out on my clean eating journey in 2015, I was so overwhelmed with all the conflicting advice; it really can be difficult knowing what actually is healthy.
I started going through my cupboards/pantry/fridge/freezer to see what was easily identifiable as unhealthy. Rather than putting it all in the bin – I hate being wasteful and throwing money away – I slowly used all those items up. So whether that was having a biscuit once a week as a treat, or having that processed meat in the freezer for dinner with lots of fresh vegetables on the side; it took me months to get rid of everything, but I felt better using it all up and not wasting food.
WOW – just wow! These treats take a maximum of 10 minutes to make (not including the time for the chocolate to set in the fridge) and are vegan and gluten free. They are crunchy, salty, sweet and absolutely scrumptious! I’m going to sound terribly British here, but they go perfectly with an afternoon cup of tea!
We’ve all been there, a run that is a struggle from start to finish. Our legs feel like lead. Every step feels like it could be the last before tumbling to the ground in a heap. These are the runs where we prove to ourselves that we are strong and capable.
Boy oh boy, this morning’s run was one of these tough runs, and in fact my husband was feeling the same way, so at least we were both on the struggle train together.
I started listening to podcasts about a year ago. I was struggling with my runs post Seawheeze, and a good friend told me to try listening to a podcast, as that’ll help take my mind off the struggle train I was on. And O-M-G, she was blooming right!
Now I tend to do a third of my runs listening to a podcast, a third listening to music, and the remaining third I go without earbuds so I can listen to my breathing and foot fall.
I dip in and out of a lot of podcasts, but the 5 below are definitely my favourites. The presenters are motivational, inspirational and I get so much out of each run; I now see those podcast runs as personal development AND physical development – double whammy!