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There is something magical about winter in London. The streets are covered with gold leaves and if you look up towards the sky you will be greeted by a sea of Christmas lights before your eyes reach the clouds. It may be cold, the days are shorter and London is busier than ever but it’s my favourite time of year and I wouldn’t change Christmas in London, because it’s perfect.

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“It’s just too cold”, is what I find my brain tells my legs when they are itching to go for a run, but the fear of facing the cold prevents me from stepping outside and doing the thing that I love the most. Running.

If you are like me and live in England, you’re probably used to training in cold weather conditions, but that doesn’t mean that it’s enjoyable. I hate running in the winter. It’s cold, dark, windy and my times are no where near my personal best. But winter training is a great way to strengthen your weak points and improve your time before the new racing season kicks off next year. We all need a bit of motivation from time to time, so here are a few tips to help you peal back those bed covers and go for a run, even when it is snowing!

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A town that is filled with romance, adventure and culture. Ubud feels like it hasn’t been spoiled by tourism and influences from the West, but instead it’s everything that you would imagine Bali to be. Before visiting Ubud, I knew that it would be oozing with Balinese culture but I didn’t realise that it would have so much adventure and romance too. We spent six days exploring Ubud and here are my favourite memories.

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I’m very active but I rarely participate in water sports, unless I’m on holiday. I’ve snorkeled with turtles and swam with Dolphins but up until last month I had never been scuba diving before. If I’m honest I’m a little bit scared of the water because I hate knowing that once you’re in the sea, you are pretty much helpless. Even when I snorkeled with Turtles in the beautiful Caribbean ocean, my mind still taunted me with images of sharks. But being in the Gili Islands, I wanted to explore the waters.

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Today is my blog’s first Birthday and because my blog is my baby, I wanted to share a few thoughts on one year of blogging on Tashiskervin.com. My blog has become my pride and joy. I am so proud of what I have achieved, which is funny because I started this blog out of boredom. It was a bland afternoon at work that led to the birth of this blog and I did not expect it to become the website that it is today.

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They say that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things that you will ever do because there is so much to organise. Wedding cakes, wedding dress, guest list, venue, and of course you need to find a way to fund your big day. But, I have decided that I want to enjoy this experience as much as possible and not a single wrinkle will form on my forehead as a result of planning The Clarke Wedding.

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Whenever I come back from holiday, I find it hard to get back in the gym. During my time away, the beach, mountains and the greater outdoors became my gym and having to swap the most beautiful settings for my grey-ish looking gym always makes me feel demotivated.

Adidas #EnergyRunning campaign kicked off in London a few days after my plane had touched down on English soil which meant that my first training session at home wasn’t in the dreaded gym, but instead a multi-storey carpark overlooking London.

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