Tag: running

March 1, 2017 | life

I Fell Out of Love With Running & It Feels Great

I had a steady five year long love affair with running. Well, it wasn’t all love, if I’m being all the way honest. It started with a pretty intense hatred, downgraded to mild annoyance and after an epiphany or two, got elevated to euphoria and general runner-love smugness. I ran most mornings at 5am, did...

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March 8, 2015 | life

International Women’s Day

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Y’ALL! I like to celebrate the awesomeness that is womanhood every day. One of the ways I choose to do that is through movement. I do it through loud, brazen, happy, skippy, unapologetic movement, because I can. I strip down to my sports bra and rock a spin bike like a...

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February 23, 2015 | life

Marathon Training Your Mind

I can’t remember if I mentioned I’m running London Marathon this year, but there you have it, I am. I’ve kept it pretty low key ’cause really there’s nothing more boring than someone constantly banging on about marathon woes (and I say that as a runner). I’ve taken a head-down-get-on-with-it kind of approach which seems...

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June 25, 2014 | life

The Power of Pacing

At the weekend, I paced a couple of the girls I mentor through the Hackney Half Marathon. It became about so much more than pacing. What’s funny about being a mentor is that you often learn more from those you mentor than you could ever teach them. Once again, running turns into a metaphor for...

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February 26, 2014 | life

International Women’s Day Run

Next Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day and a great time to celebrate the achievements of those of us who possess boobs. Myself and my good friend Elle of run like ‘elle decided, what better way to celebrate than with a run?! We will be doing a run in London, starting at Green Park...

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February 13, 2013 | fashion

Off in New York for a Little (Adidas) Boost

Hey there amigos. So, if you follow me on Twitter (or unfollow me due to me tweeting about doing anything exciting, as the case may be) you’ll know that I’m currently in New York for a couple of days. Adidas have launched a new running shoe called Boost and they invited me along to the...

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December 31, 2012 | life

A Beginner’s Guide to Running: The eBook!

I get asked questions about running all the time, mainly about how to simply get started in it. I do what I can, answering emails and tweeting out 140 characters of advice here and there, but I figured it was about time I put all that info down in one place – an easy to...

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December 10, 2012 | fashion, life

Bangs Does Shanghai

I had no preconceived ideas about Shanghai. I hadn’t really thought about what it’d be like, I guess partly because I never imagined I’d be going there. Sometimes you don’t even want to dare to dream. But then all of a sudden, I found myself in Business Class on a Virgin Atlantic flight and it...

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November 28, 2012 | life

Shanghai Bound

Tomorrow (Thursday), I am flying out to Shanghai to do some running. Nike have invited myself and a couple of other members of Run Dem Crew who I run with to go out and experience running culture in Shanghai. The more I get into this lifestyle, the more interesting I find the way it works...

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November 7, 2012 | life

New York Post-Sandy

Last week, amid all the Hurricane Sandy madness, I flew out to New York. The trip had been in the planning for a few weeks – Nike were flying myself and a few members of Run Dem Crew out and doing some events around the New York City Marathon – but obviously, when Sandy hit,...

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