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.
It’s been a wee while since I had a guest blogger on here – and I really am sorry for that as I blooming love them! I absolutely love them because; a) it’s great to be a little nosy and find out about how runners got started running; b) I like finding out about races that I’ve never heard of before; and c) (this is possibly my most favourite) hearing the incredible hints, tips and advice.
Today on ‘Why do you run?’ we have the pleasure of having Jamie. I’ve followed Jamie on Instagram now for a couple of years; no matter the weather, the workout or the time of day, she always has this huge smile on her face. I highly recommend you checking her out on IG and her blog (links are below).
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!
So here it is, the first ‘Why do you run’ guest blog of 2019. For a couple of months now I wasn’t sure if I would continue with this guest series in 2019 – but it ultimately turned into pure nosiness in that I wanted to find out more about some incredible runners that I follow on Instagram.
This month’s guest blog is Jill, and her Instagram handle is @jillamama. I absolutely love her Instagram account; not only is it documenting her running journey, but it is filled with interesting Canadian facts. Go check her out and say hello.
It’s March 9th – normally by now I’d have at least 80% of my races for the year booked in, or at the very least know exactly what races I plan to run and my goal for each. This year is different – I only have one 10k race in April, and that’s only in my calendar as I am a clinic instructor for the group – the rest of my year is wide open, and I plan to keep it that way.
Here it is; the last guest blog of 2018. A massive THANK YOU to all the guest bloggers who agreed to be part of this series, and of course to you for reading them. As I’ve mentioned before, I love hearing how other runners got hooked on the sport, I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know some of the wonderful people in the running community.
This week’s guest blogger is the fabulous Richard, or also known on Instagram as frenglish_guy
If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I am training to become a running coach. If you had asked me 4 years ago if I would ever see myself being a runner, let alone a running coach, I would have falling off my seat laughing. Nope, back then it was certainly not something I ever saw myself doing, yet here I am – funny how life changes.
In 2017, I found an online marathon coaching certificate that I really wanted to do. At that time I was thinking more for my own knowledge rather than being a coach, but after being a clinic instructor at the Running Room, I found something that combines two of my favourite things – running and telling people what to do. It wasn’t until 2018 that I signed up and got cracking on the workload (and let me tell you, this course is full on comprehensive, with an exam, case study, first aid course, and coaching a volunteer client!).