I couldn’t help but pick up this book because Jessica Ennis was one of the reasons I got into running. She may be a heptathlete but it was more her motivation and persistence to do well even if she had the weight of the world on her from the pressure of the British public for her to win gold medals!
A book that explains about how running can provide a form of therapy…? I’m in! Being a runner myself and coming from a background of first getting into running because of exam related stress I know for sure that running can act as therapy.
Eating and running, two of my favourite things in one book? It must be good! I’ve followed Scott Jurek for a while now, especially from a nutritional perspective. Being a vegan, I always look for different recipes and ways to combine veganism with my running. In addition, with Scott Jurek being an ultra-runner, I was intrigued before I even picked the book up.
When I first picked-up William Pullen’s book Run For Your Life, I instantly fell in love. A book like this that links running and mental health, immediately sits very close to my heart as I use running as a form of stress and anxiety relief. In this book, the author explains the reasoning for how running really can help with mental health. He then sets out practical steps as to how any runner can make positive steps.
If you’re looking for an insight into the fastest brothers in triathlon, look no further than Swim, Bike, Run, by the Brownlee brothers. Alistair who is now a double Olympic champion and current Commonwealth Games champion, and Jonny who has won silver medallist at both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
Here’s a variation of the split squat which places more emphasis on loading the front leg, while using a gym ball. The ball provides a little bit of balance for the rear leg, without giving it a stable enough platform to compensate through. The Bulgarian split squat is a great option for progressing a split squat, before moving-on to a single leg squat. Give it a go, and let me know how you get on!