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!
What is meat free Monday all about and why did I decide to introduce it into my families diet? I won't sit here and say I know all the facts as I need educating on it all as much as the next person. But I do care and I try to make more conscious decisions … Continue reading Why Meat free Monday
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
So it's taken me a while to finally have the time to blog about my final race for 2017! It's a race I have done annually now for the last 3 years. I have debated writing this at all because I don't want those of you reading it thinking I am after sympathy or like … Continue reading St Neots half marathon… the love story
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…
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?
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