Olympic Courses and Certificates!

Hi Runners! Welcome back to Runner Diaries!!! Today’s blog is all about learning a little bit more about our sport and here’s how you can do it: A few months ago, my teacher introduced me to the Olympic channel: https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/ where there are around twenty courses that you can follow for free to learn aboutContinue reading “Olympic Courses and Certificates!”

My Struggle With Tempo Runs and Getting ‘Comfortable with being Uncomfortable’

Hi Runners! Welcome back to another blog. I can’t believe it is already the middle of August and I only start school in three weeks! So far, the school has agreed that we are going to start back face-to-face, but we will see what happens over the next couple of weeks. The school will beContinue reading “My Struggle With Tempo Runs and Getting ‘Comfortable with being Uncomfortable’”

My New Summer Job and Moving onto A-levels

Hi Runners! Welcome to another blog. A lot has been happening recently. It feels like quarantine was definitely ‘the calm before the storm’, but in a very good way. Funnily enough, everything seems to be slotting into place after a very uncertain start to the year. It is funny how life works in mysterious ways.Continue reading “My New Summer Job and Moving onto A-levels”

Very Very Exciting Announcement!!! – Future Colleges?

Hi Runners! So, you are probably wondering what I mean by today’s title. This is not clickbait, today’s announcement is VERY VERY exciting! Are you ready? 3,2,1… I have joined an American college scholarship agency!!! They are going to be helping me over the next two years to gain an academic and athletic scholarship toContinue reading “Very Very Exciting Announcement!!! – Future Colleges?”

Back To Training and My Focus on Recovery

Hi Runners! Welcome back to Runner Diaries. I apologise for not posting recently, I have been spending the last few weeks travelling and slowly upping my trainings again. After my physio appointment around two weeks ago, which showed that my knee pains were due to muscle tightness, I have been cleared to run! The firstContinue reading “Back To Training and My Focus on Recovery”

Injury Recovery Tip 6: Nutrition, Protein and Why I Stopped being Vegetarian

Tip 6: Nutrition and Protein When I read articles, I usually skip the nutrition sections because I am very fortunate to have a family that eats very healthily, but after speaking to my physio, I realised that I needed to be eating more protein. She advised me to buy protein powder, which I hadn’t boughtContinue reading “Injury Recovery Tip 6: Nutrition, Protein and Why I Stopped being Vegetarian”

Injury Recovery Tip 4: Strength Training

Tip 4: Strength Training At the beginning of my injury journey, knowing that I couldn’t run, I knew that I needed to do something to maintain my fitness. I spent about an hour everyday doing strength exercises. With the tendonitis, I did have to adjust various exercises, such as avoiding excessively bending and straightening myContinue reading “Injury Recovery Tip 4: Strength Training”

Injury Recovery Tip 2: Don’t Self-diagnose!!!

Tip 2: Don’t Self-diagnose!!! Now that I had handled the mental side of my injury, I now needed to finally understand what was wrong with my knee. It hurt at the front of my knee when I walked and it especially hurt when I sat down, went up and down the stairs or ran, butContinue reading “Injury Recovery Tip 2: Don’t Self-diagnose!!!”

Injured Athlete Life Update and Recovery

Hi Runners, Welcome back! I just wanted to thank everyone for the overwhelming support I received on my previous blog. I was so humbled to be able to talk about my past experiences with different athletes, and I was so grateful for all the incredibly kind messages I received.  So, the blog, as you haveContinue reading “Injured Athlete Life Update and Recovery”

My Running Journey So Far: Part 1, 2004 – 2012

Hi, welcome to the Runner Diaries, a blog focused on documenting my running journey to share my experiences with the sport and hopefully inspire you along the way. Running is something that truly interests me and I love to see how other people became inspired to run and race; was it because they were scoutedContinue reading “My Running Journey So Far: Part 1, 2004 – 2012”