‘Doing it All’ – Life Lately May 2019

After doing an instagram question story, one of the most common requests for blog posts was a life update/personal post. So here we go.

I wrote a book! Ok correction, I am still writing a book. I’ve submitted all 75+ recipes but haven’t quite finished all of the introductions, menu plans or nutrition guidelines yet. It’s definitely taking me longer to write it than I thought it would be, but I’m so excited that I’m nearly finished!

The response to my announcement on Sunday was overwhelming, and I cannot thank all of you who have already pre-ordered the book enough. You can order it here. I know there were some issues with it being available in the US and Canada, but I’m working on getting the right link – you’ll be able to pre-order by the end of the month.

But a lot of people asked me after the announcement, how I do it all? And the truth, the REAL truth is that I don’t. I couldn’t. I can’t.

Uni: I’ve got an exam, a dissertation and one piece of coursework left. And I was seriously struggling, so had to apply for an extension for the dissertation and coursework.

The Blog: I know I’ve really dropped the ball with blogging, so I want to say thank you for sticking around, for continuing to read! I so appreciate it, and am excited to continue to write more blogs. After spending the weekend with hungryrunnergirl, who blogs EVERYDAY, and finding some new-to-me blogs like ‘A Foodie Stays Fit‘, I’m actually more encouraged to continue to write here than ever.

Running: Running is one of the few things that I do think has been going pretty well. I’ve had a great last couple of weeks (since my mini freak out) – with an awesome long run in Indy last weekend with 8 MGP miles.

Friends/family: I feel like I’ve dropped the ball in this area too. I’ve been away a lot for work, which I absolutely love (and want to keep travelling as much as possible) however I haven’t got the balance quite right recently. I don’t want to miss out on my friends new babies. birthdays, weddings, and just spending more quality time with my loved ones (without worrying about email/instagram/deadlines while I’m with them).

Strength Training: I recently went back to F45 and remembered why I loved it so much (although wow I was sore the following day). Obviously I’m not going to be ramping back up with intense classes until after Edinburgh, but I am going to be back at Go Perform, where they really tailor each workout to the individual. They know what they’re doing when it comes to marathons so I trust their judgement in what is appropriate to do during taper, and what needs to wait until post-race.

Travel: I love to travel, as you all know. I don’t love the waiting around in the airport, or when people around you are sick on the plane due to turbulence, but that’s all part of it! I’ve had a jam packed few months, but am pretty much in the UK for the next 2 months (aside from a mini break to Barcelona with one of my best friends this weekend!).

Thanks so much for sticking around while the blog was rather quiet…it’s good to be back!

1 Comment

  1. Lindsay
    9th May 2019 / 7:57 pm

    So glad you’re back to blogging Charlie! This is how I initially started following you and while Instagram is great … there is just something so great about the blog world!! Hope you keep doing the life update posts!!