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Review: Eat and Run – My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

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.

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Review: Run for Your Life – Mindful Running for a Happy Life

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.

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Bulgarian Split Squat – Gym Ball Variation

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!

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Working with HERE Technologies to Make Running Data More Engaging

The short video above explains HERE’s #mybeautifulrun project, and what I was participating in as part of HERE’s group of 50 tracked runners, sharing real-time data throughout the marathon.

Each of us tracked runners wore a smartwatch loaded with HERE’s tracking software, which enabled their team to receive our individual data on the run and turn it into a meaningful visualisation.

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