Thursday, 12 September 2013

See Harris Inspired: Ellie Goulding

Well here's a post I never thought I'd write.

Don't get me wrong, she's definitely got some good tracks out there, but I couldn't ever say I've been a big Ellie Goulding fan. I'm actually a little ashamed to admit that I'd sort of lumped her into the 'poppy young girls that I don't really want to listen to' group.

Ellie, just wanna say I'm sorry for refusing to listen to you...
That was until I found out that Ellie is actually a kind of hardcore runner. After reading this interview with her on The Fader, I found out that she ran the Nike Women's Half Marathon (she actually re-scheduled a couple of her tour dates so she could do it) and she's actually pretty awesome.

Apparently Ellie always tries to find the time to run, even when she's on tour. And to think I try and get out of a run when I've had to stay late at the office!  I can only imagine how insanely tired touring and performing must be, so this girl is seriously inspirational!

Also check her out in this video for Nike+.

Wish I looked like this when I run...

She's taken part in loads of races, from Nike+'s Run To The Beat to the Great North Run - maybe I'll spot her somewhere along the way?

I'll even admit that after giving her album 'Halcyon' a proper listen, I definitely stuck a couple of tracks on my running playlist - cheers Ellie!

Harris x


  1. Hi! I saw your blog on BBN.

    I LOVE running. I was a runner in high school and have continued into adulthood. Currently I am training for Savage Race, which is a 5-6 mile run, but with obstacles sprinkled in.

    Have you tried running first thing in the morning? That's when I prefer getting a run in and on weekends I wake up early to get in my long runs.

    Keep at it; it'll get easier and you may become addicted ;-)


    1. Hi Bri, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, thanks for your message! Savage Race sounds....well, savage! Good luck though :) I will definitely be taking a look at your blog!

      Sarah x