All posts by Sophia Walker

About Sophia Walker

Mountain runner and Clinical Pilates Instructor. Loves adventuring, writing and taking pictures. Based in Nelson, NZ.

GRIT.

GRIT.

In considering grit, we often think of those big moments that life tests us – surviving the loss of a loved one, bouncing back after the failure of a business venture, or finishing strong in a tough race.

How do I prevent running injuries?

One of the most frequently asked questions from my clients is “how do I prevent running injuries?”. The answer is not always straightforward, especially for athletes who are very tolerant of pain or even for newer runners who are building strength and experiencing the usual aches, pains and soreness of that process.

Ryan Hall and Finding Balance.

Ryan Hall and Finding Balance.

I recently read an interview with Ryan Hall, arguably the fastest American distance runner, who has run a marathon in under 2:05 and a half marathon in under an hour. In the interview, Hall describes not feelings of triumph and glory one would expect from such accomplishments during his career, but of feeling crushingly tired, weak and hungry. All the time.