Mind, Running

Dealing With Anxiety As A Runner

Today I really wanted to talk about something I seemed to have avoided so far on my blog - despite it being possibly the main reason I started Energised Ellie in the first place! I have to deal with anxiety/ perfectionism and, for quite a while, it did effect me a lot but I have… Continue reading Dealing With Anxiety As A Runner

Mind, Running

Is there such thing as a “Bad run”?

Anyone who is or has ever spoken to a runner will have heard people complaining about their "bad run."  They check their watches and can't help but let out a disappointed sigh. Perhaps they didn't get the time they were aiming for. Maybe they lost to a rival or got a lower position than they… Continue reading Is there such thing as a “Bad run”?

Race, Running

Ealing Mini Mile/ Half Marathon

Last Sunday was a very exciting day for running. It was the day of the infamous Ealing Half Marathon! My dad had, of course, been training for weeks for this race, determined to beat his time from the previous year - which had been his first ever half-marathon! Unfortunately, I was not illegible to do… Continue reading Ealing Mini Mile/ Half Marathon

Running, training

The “Less Is More” Dilemma

Anyone  who knows me will know of my extreme competitiveness and vast desire to improve - in just about anything! So, of course, I am absolutely desperate to have a brilliant second cross country season. I have been planning it ever since last season, images in my head of intensive training and success. Now that… Continue reading The “Less Is More” Dilemma

Interesting, Running

“If I Can Get Better, Why Not?”: Emil Zátopek

As you probably know, the Rio 2016 Olympics is currently in progress. To me, the Olympics is the greatest show of all time and watching all the athletes living their dreams is truly inspirational. Being a runner myself, I have been naturally waiting for the athletics to begin and behold the best of the best… Continue reading “If I Can Get Better, Why Not?”: Emil Zátopek