As someone who works in fitness, you’d think that I always have the motivation to train but I am just like you. Some days I do and some days I don’t. I tell myself “it’s too cold to go outside for a run” or “my arms are too sore” when more often than not, I am just being lazy. I love to exercise but I find the longer I leave it to workout during the day, the less likely I am to train. When you’re working towards a goal its only natural to find dips and peaks in your motivation and this happens with exercise too. When I’ve got a shoot or a holiday my motivation peaks and when it’s cold or I’ve hit a wall and stop seeing progress, it dips.  Here are 5 easy exercise hacks that I put in place to make sure that on training days, I train come rain or shine.

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I never thought that I would be asked to speak at BeFit London, the UK’s only health and fitness festival for women. But on Friday, that dream came true and thanks to Reebok I got to share my passion in a room full of people who made me feel so welcomed. It was a career defining moment and it has left me feeling motivated, inspired and hungry to do more.

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The Mile, one of the hardest distances to run. It’s a tricky one to pace and to train for too. If you get off too fast your legs will slow down before you make it to the finish line. Set off too slow and you’ll spend the whole race playing catch up which is never fun.

But, with that being said the mile is one of the most rewarding distances to run. Which is why i’ll be running the Westminster Mile in a little over a month’s time. I’ve never raced this distance before so I am excited to see what my legs can do and in what time they’ll carry me over the finish line.

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I’ve been putting off writing this post for a few weeks. I guess it’s because in a way it closes a chapter that I don’t think I’m ready to stop reading. I want to read this chapter again and again but now the “Thank You” cards have been written and we’ve started to send them out so I guess it’s time to continue on with life…and start planning the renewal of our vows. I’m (not) kidding. Wedding planning can be stressful but in this post I plan to share our story, my experiences as a bride and hopefully this will help you on your wedding journey, whenever that day comes.

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When you look down at your watch and see that you’re on track for a PB, that’s when the magic starts to happen. The desire to cross the finish line becomes stronger than the pain in your legs so you begin to push harder. And you keep going until you reach the finish line because the moment you realise that you are going to set a new personal best, you become unstoppable.

This weekend I ran a 9 minute PB in a half marathon that I didn’t really train for. I know… I can’t believe it either and everything that I thought I knew about running has gone straight out of the window.

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Nashville has never been on my ‘to visit’ list, but a recent trip to Tennessee with Reebok gave me the opportunity to explore what they call “the home of music”. My time flew by, I only spent 24 hours in Nashville, but jet lagged meant that I woke before the sun rose and was able to see sample enough of the city to get a taste of it’s flavour. How did it taste? Full of life and character…Nashville was everything that I thought it wouldn’t be.

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For someone who is an avid runner, it often surprises people to find out that I’m into weightlifting and resistance training too. For me, the two go hand in hand and I still don’t know why lots of runners shy away from heavy weight training. The benefits are endless, it’ll make you a more efficient runner and it can actually help prevent running injuries too.

I’ve recently discovered CrossFit and I’ve started to add WODs (workout of the day) to my weekly training routine. Weight training and CrossFit conditions your body to generate power and if you’re chasing down PB’s, having a body that generates power is half the battle won. Call it CrossFit for runners. Here is how training helps me to become a better runner and how you can become better at running too.

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