The Peanut Butter Diaries

Race Report: National Trust Nostell Priory Night Run


Date: 29th November Who: The National Trust What: ‘Adventurer’ 6k(ish) Night Trail Run I’m not gonna lie- I found out about the National Trust Night Run series through reading some of the wonderful running blogs I follow and when I found out they were staging more around the country, I hoped there would be one nearby. Luckily, there was! Based at Nostell Priory, near Wakefield not too far from Leeds – it sounded like the perfect opportunity to try out off-road running in the dark. All I needed was a head torch… And in addition I roped my other half … Read More

Thoughts I’ve Had Whilst Foam Rolling

10. I really need to vacuum my floors more often. 9. If only I had an extra arm. 8. Don’t you dare put your feet up on me, this is serious. 7. And please don’t open the door into my head. 6. I wonder if I can turn the page on my kindle with my nose. 5. I CAN turn the page on my kindle with my nose!! 4. If I put a straw in my glass I can totally rehydrate whist doing this. Pro multitasking bitchessss. 3. That wasn’t a good idea after all. Horizontal slooshing in progress. 2. … Read More

Race Report: Leeds Abbey Dash 10k


Date: 16th November Who: Age UK What: 10k out and back road race I really wasn’t sure if I was going to run the Abbey Dash. [Spoiler alert: I did…] Recently my knees have been doing a whole lot better at, well, functioning normally… But I hadn’t run further than 6k since July, and the last thing I wanted was to push my luck too far… My decision was made for me when I saw this… Complete the #AbbeyDash on Sunday and we’ll have a free burger waiting for you. Just show us your finishers’ t-shirt. — MEATliquor Leeds … Read More

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As I write this I’m twenty four years, three months and a few days old. Before I turn twenty five, I have a few things I’d like to get around to doing – so here we have, my Twenty Five under Twenty Five list (a kind of bucket list, if you will…). I found this list (I can’t remember where, it’s sitting on my desktop along with a picture of Nicolas Cage’s bird hair, go figure…) which I thought was awesome, and think I need to remember some of these points whilst I complete my own list. I’ve tried to … Read More


Over the past week I’ve seen this quote in various contexts on multiple occasions. Isn’t it funny how sometimes you hear a word or a phrase for the first time and then become very aware of its repeated use, within the short space of time immediately afterward…? Pretty sure there must be a word for that too…! “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” ― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf I digress. This quote has been playing on my mind a bit. Generally, … Read More

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