Sunday afternoon I went along to Embankment with my housemate and our boyfriends to watch the runners in the London Marathon coming up to their 24th mile. It was such a lovely day, perhaps a little chilly but the sun was out and the atmosphere was amazing. Everyone was cheering the runners on, clapping, and what I loved most was that nearly everyone had their names on their shirts so you could cheer them on personally. You could see from some of the runners that the personal encouragement really gave them the push they needed, the “come on Mary, you’re doing amazing, not long left” really gave them extra drive to keep going. The determination it must take. Some walking, some jogging, one or two…

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I booked it! I’m doing a half marathon. It’s a great challenge for me and I really want to push myself hard to raise money for a cause close to the heart. Haemophilia affects many people in the UK, including someone very close to me. For those of you who aren’t sure what haemophilia is: Haemophilia is an inherited condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot. The symptoms of haemophilia can be mild to severe depending on the level of clotting factors you have, but most cases are classified as severe. People with Haemophilia will bleed longer, bumps and bruises will be more severe and potentially last longer, and they can bleed internally more easily. You won’t be able to tell someone who has…

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Tonight I took my first step back into a gym since being in Worcester – no I’m not super lazy (well sometimes perhaps) but gyms are always so expensive and can get a little boring. I would rather spend my money on hip hop classes, Zumba and ballet. Or even go out for a run – it’s free (which is actually what I’ve been doing most). But tonight, with no plans I decided to check out the PureGym. As you can buy a day pass I didn’t think I had anything to lose. And it’s only £5.99 – bargain, especially for London. So off I went, water bottle, phone and headphones and card to hand, down to PureGym. I got there and used the machine…

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