Next week on the 10th October is world mental health day. RunTogether team up with Mind to host #runandtalk runs across the country to get people talking about mental health and hopefully remove some of the stigma surrounding it. Its also an opportunity for run leaders to support people experiencing poor mental health to get … Continue reading Living with anxiety #runandtalk
When we live in a society surrounded by fast food restaurants, convenience foods and a vending machines at every corner (including those places that encourage a healthier lifestyle) what chance do we have to lead healthy lifestyles and even more so to encourage the younger generation to do so. As the saying goes prevention is … Continue reading Making the decision to change
2018 has definitely been the year I went from seasonal runner to full time runner. Previous to this year I had always run during cooler months when it wasn't too cold or hot. When it was dry and not too windy. This year however something changed. Running became more than just a health kick. It … Continue reading Finding your motivation
Keeping motivated with anything.... diet, fitness, life can be such a challenge. We all go through the motions and life can feel like your on the longest rollercoaster. I started this blog post at the beginning of the month as I do all of them recently and its amazing how the direction of it changed … Continue reading Keeping the motivation going
Last year I did a 12 days of Christmas Challenge and filmed some workouts for you to join in with. I thought it would be fun to go back there and try them again and reliving those videos through December in my quest to keep fit and earn my Christmas dinner. I plan to run at … Continue reading Earn that Christmas dinner
This year we decided to give growing our own fruit and veggies a go. We had some very successful results and some pretty poor results out of what we were attempting. Chris set about building us our trough to plant in. This was partly to protect it from being eaten by slugs but also our … Continue reading Home grown fruit and veggies
So it feels like a long time since I put pen to paper fingers to keyboard. After the Royal Parks I found myself in a bit of a downward spiral and it didn’t seem to be just me feeling that way. Lots of my friends were feeling the same. Post race blues... They are real! It … Continue reading What happened next…
We have spent many a weekend camping and enjoy dinners made around the campfire. It can get a bit repetitive though and soon you are just having daily bbq's without any excitement.... or maybe thats just us! One essential item I like to keep in my camping kitchen is some kind of herbs and spices. … Continue reading Meals to make around the campfire
We have just returned from a holiday in The Lake District in an area not to far from Scafell Pike. Our holiday took us on so many beautiful walks and it was so lovely to get away and be somewhere we all love to be... out in the countryside. We are townies wanting to live … Continue reading Beautiful walks in the Lake District Part 2… Eskdale and its valleys.
One man, his wife, 2 children, a grandad and his dog! In the weeks leading up to our holiday we had been preparing for the biggest challenge we have ever set our girls and Cookie. We had a dream to climb Scafell Pike the tallest mountain in England and one of the 3 most well … Continue reading The Lake District Part 1… The Barkers take on Scafell Pike!