In 2016 I ran my first half marathon. In 2017 I ran three more including the same one a year later! Thanks to Runners Need I won a place to run one of the most popular half marathons in London. When the time came, my body was tired and I had run the Lululemon Seawheeze Half as well as the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon.

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Disney. I have wanted to run with Disney for a few years now, ever since I heard of the races held in the American parks. Since I won’t be going to America any time soon (until a certain President isn’t there any longer) I was thrilled when Disneyland Paris also starting hosting them. This year was the second year they did and the first I decided to go to.

Of all the races they had, I decided to sign up for the 10k and the half marathon. Both of these races made up the 31k Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Challenge and that meant that if everything went to plan, I would be leaving with three glorious medals.

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I ran, I partied, and I collected one of the loveliest medals ever. Welcome to my race recap for the lululemon Seawheeze Half 2017! My first half marathon took me to London. My second took me to Vancouver. I love travelling to run and running when I travel. This was the perfect way to mix both, especially because I had never been to Canada. Seawheeze isn’t just a race, it is also a weekend of pre- and post-Wheeze activities.

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For a lot of people, they start working out to lose weight. January the first comes up and people want to be fitter, tone up, and (for me at least) lose belly fat. I have said many times that I started running because I was jealous of my sister. That’s not the complete truth. I wanted to lose belly fat – I actually wanted to lose it quite badly. However constantly weighing myself and pinching the fat around my waist because very demoralising and mentally crippling very quickly.

Eventually my reasoning for working out moved and changed from weight loss to something else. Put very simply it made me happy. The post sweat endorphin high is amazing for both body and mind.

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This 10k race report is long overdue! A couple of years ago I heard about a 10km that the BBC Run Club put on. A lot of employees attend but it is also open to the public so I decided to run too. You can read about that here. I don’t know what happened last year except that I think I forgot about it, but I didn’t run the race again until earlier this month.

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