Five Tips to Make Running in Winter More Pleasant!

I love to run. However that’s now always been the case. This time last year I would use the bad weather as an excuse not to run. I’d look out of the window, see rain and decide it was too wet to run. Either that or I’d open the front door, feel the cold and decide that it was too cold to run. Well, I have some news for you! Rain and cold temperatures can actually enhance your running experience. In fact I’ll go as far as to say that it can actually make you a better runner. My best… [Read More]

Getting ready for winter with Trespass

As a runner safety is pretty important to me. With the winter months getting closer this inevitably means the nights are starting to get darker earlier. As such, I’ve been looking for reflective clothes to wear on my night time runs. When Trespass contacted me asking if I’d like to work with them on a review, I was curious to see what they had to offer. Looking online at their website, I came across this Lumi Women’s Fully Reflective Active Jacket. Currently priced at £34.99, which I think is great value for money, this jacket is perfect for those who… [Read More]

I Completed the Cardiff Half Marathon!

I can’t believe I’m actually writing these words, let alone saying them out loud! On Sunday, October 1st 2017, I completed my first half marathon! When I first started taking running seriously, I never would have imagined that I could ever complete a half marathon. My goal was to just to be able to run 5k without stopping. When I reached my 5k goal, I set a new goal to run 10k without stopping. When I achieved that, and after taking part in a few 10k races, I knew it was time to set a new goal. To run a… [Read More]

Gym and Fitness Injuries: Are You Doing It Wrong?

Earlier this month I shared with my readers that during my half marathon training I became injured. This was a major set back to me in terms of training. As it’s my first half marathon, I need all the training I can get, so being injured was not good. Thankfully with rest and lots of frozen peas, I’m pretty much back to normal! I did however have to take two weeks out of my training schedule and reduce the distance I was running. The half marathon is just nine days away. I once felt confident about finishing, however I’m now… [Read More]

Perseverance

Perseverance. That’s not an easy word to spell, and yes, I did google it first to make sure I got it right! This is a pretty spontaneous blog post to be honest with you, and as I sit here typing away, I’m not exactly sure where it’ll lead, but there’s only one way to find out! The date today is the 14th September. I know that’s not actually today’s date as I’ve scheduled this post after I’ve written it, but as I sit and type, that is today’s date. This morning I went for a run. Nothing unusual about that…. [Read More]

Weight loss Update with SlimFast, Running and Tantrums

It’s been a little while since I wrote my last SlimFast update so I thought it was about time I updated you all. I haven’t been keeping track of my weight week on week like I did when I first started SlimFast as there’s no longer any need for me to do that. You see I now know what I can and can’t eat, as well as portion sizes and what nutritional food my body needs. I’ve lost a total of two stone and have managed to maintain my weight loss. I think when the girls are back in school, I’ll… [Read More]

Join Me and SlimFast for their Breakfast Club This Week on Twitter and Win a 7 Day Starter Kit!

I am a big fan of SlimFast. That’s no surprise considering the amount of blog posts that I’ve written singing their praises! You can read them all here. It all started when I joined them for their SlimFast Stars event in Cardiff, along with SlimFast ambassador Alexandra Burke back in May of this year. Armed with a wealth of new information about SlimFast I was more than ready to embark on my SlimFast journey. Fast forward to today and I am super pleased and excited to share the news with you that I’ve lost two stone using SlimFast! I find… [Read More]

4 Ways that a chiropractor can help you

If you are wondering why most of your friends prefer professional chiropractors over an ordinary massage therapist, then this article will be able to shed light on your confusion. Yes, both massage therapists and chiropractors utilise their hands in their work, only, chiropractors provide treatment for causes of stress, migraines and overall bodily weaknesses, while a massage therapist will only provide momentary relief from muscle tension and stress that will most likely recur after a few days. If you are suffering from a lot of stress, muscle tension and weakness in your body, then visiting a professional chiropractor might be… [Read More]

Three Classic Mistakes New Runners Make

Credit Running is a wonderful form of exercise. It’s a sure-fire way to increase your stamina, make you feel better, and strengthen the muscles in your lower legs. While you can run on a treadmill, you’ll doubtlessly get more from running if you use it as a way to get out into the world. Many people decide to take up running for fitness and weight loss goals. That’s a good idea, but it does mean you’re not necessarily thinking about running in the best terms. Instead, you’re focusing on an opaque goal of “being fit” or “losing weight”, rather than… [Read More]

A runners best friend

Running has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. I never thought I’d be one of those people that actually wakes up at 6am, sometimes earlier, to go for a run. This coming from the woman who loves a good lie in and struggles to get up in the morning! I do love my sleep! That’s another thing that’s actually improve since I started running. My sleep. I’m sleeping so much better nowadays! I’ve learnt so much since I started running. Both about myself, but also about what it takes to be a good runner. It doesn’t take… [Read More]