The Self-Isolation Diaries #9: Sudden epiphanies & 5k runs

Yes yes, that’s right – me, Livi Crawford, ran 5k in 33 minutes without stopping for the first time since 2017.

I’ve actually not run for longer than approx 2.5k – often stopping for a bit throughout – since 2017, either. I did it for the Run for Heroes campaign as I was nominated on Instagram, but I’m trying to get in some big workouts here and there anyway. I’m trying to get a better exercise & treat-eating balance overall whilst in lockdown, however I’d be lying if I said it was going perfectly.

But I still did 5k in a pretty good time for a non-runner, so I’ll take that and run (excuse the pun).

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Holiday Reads Review: The 5 books I read on my honeymoon

If I had to pinpoint a scenario where I am most happy and content, it would be this:

Sunbathing in 30 degrees in a hot country, with an ice cold Diet Coke & a great novel. 

Aka the dream.

I appreciate my idea of a great novel could be somewhat different to others, so I’ll just clarify that before I dive into the review.

I think I could categorise my favourite genres into two; 1) Ethical/moral & suspense fiction (read – Jodi Picoult, Susan Lewis & Diane Chamberlain) and 2) Fluffy, romantic, chick lit fiction (read – Heidi Swain & Cressida McLaughlin).

And then there’s Harry Potter. Which I will just re-read until forever. But other than HP, I’m not a fan of many other fantasy novels.

So now you know where my preferences lie, you’ll have a good idea of whether to continue with this blog post or not.

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