So over the Easter holidays we packed up Bean the campervan and set off to Snowdonia National Park. It was Easter weekend and the hottest weekend we'd had for some time in the UK. What a lovely treat. It put us in with a good chance of reaching the summit of Snowdon and actually being … Continue reading Mount Snowdon 2 down 1 to go!
It's been a whole week since my marathon and I've enjoyed taking a break from it all. After training for my first marathon last May I remember saying that I wanted to keep the mileage and long runs going after I had completed it. Of course that didn't happen and it was a good few … Continue reading Marriotts way trail marathon
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
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a new year filled with more memories and achievements like I am. Like every year I like to set a few goals to achieve for the year rather than a New Years resolution that I won't keep. Last year I still … Continue reading Goal setting for 2018
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
I have been running for years and have always felt like I should be able to run further than the 13.1miles that is the distance of a half marathon or just to be able to run it far quicker. The constant comparing to other runners is a battle most of us deal with yet we … Continue reading Running the distance
I get asked a lot... I mean a lot if I lost all my weight from just running. Well I thought it was about time I put it down on paper why the answer is always no... I mean I'd happily chat away to you all for hours about it but I think you'd actually … Continue reading Why I will never lose weight from JUST running!
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…
This week I decided to take it back to basics and focus on my nutrition to help improve my running. I have had a relaxed summer with the girls. Celebrating and holidaying and spending time with family and friends. Its fair to say it got to the point that I didn't even bother with the … Continue reading Carbohydrates to fuel your runs! How much?