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
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”?
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
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
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
Last Friday, my family and I set forth on our holiday to the beautiful island of Corfu. None of us had ever been there before and we were all incredibly excited. Myself, I couldn't wait for the sun, the pool, the sea (and the running). The villa we were staying in was gorgeous with a… Continue reading Corfu 2016: Hot & Hilly
On Wednesday evening, my dad and I walked leisurely up to Clapham Common (which will now forever be known as "My first 10k destination"). If you haven't already guessed by the title and the previous sentence, that evening I was setting out to compete in my first ever official 10k race! Honestly, I didn't know… Continue reading My First 10k Race!
As soon as I had the idea for this blog, I knew straight away that I would HAVE to write a piece about parkrun. My family and I are hardcore parkrun addicts - regulars every Saturday and Sunday. For those of you who do not know, parkrun is a weekly 5k run that is free… Continue reading The Power of Parkrun
As you may already know, I am a runner. I’m not the most elite nor am I a novice but I run - quite a lot. Perhaps the most common question I get asked as a runner is “Why do you run?”. Whether the asker is a non-runner who simply can’t understand my motivation to… Continue reading Why do I run?