New podcast episode: How much alcohol should runners drink over Christmas? - Women's Running

New podcast episode: How much alcohol should runners drink over Christmas?

Author: Esther Newman

Read Time:   |  December 17, 2021

Holly and Esther talk booze, sleep and food at Christmas time – and how we can have all the fun without skipping out on training...

Welcome to episode 70 of the Women’s Running Podcast  and in this workshop Holly and I are on the countdown to Christmas. I start this one super hungover, so I use my delicate state to introduce the idea of running and booze. We talk about how covid has changed our drinking, with some big confessions on both sides – Hol and I are coming from very different angles on this. And we also talk about how we are going to manage booze and running over Christmas, which can be a tough thing to do. The key phrase here is that we’re going to be kind to ourselves, and that we will be adjusting our expectations – because the run is the thing. Sometimes, we don’t need to be “in training” – sometimes it’s fine to just go for a run. Here’s a bit more guidance on booze, sleep and food.

There are some other things we’ve done to help our running, and one surprising thing is a bit of self care that Holly suggests (a good idea for a Christmas present for a runner). But this is on the proviso that you don’t mind wearing paper pants.

I also have a big announcement to make at the end of the podcast, with a very exciting race to look forward to in the new year. Thanks to Sports Tours International for that one…

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