Want to start running? Here are my top tips!

I quite often hear women who run say that they don't feel like they're 'proper runners'. This is something that I used to say myself, along with, 'I don't look like a runner.' What exactly should a runner look like anyway? I mean someone who runs is a runner regardless of their physique, the clothes they wear or how they run. Whether you run twice a week or less and cover a short distance that consists of walking and running, or whether you run three or more times a week and cover a longer distance, either way, you're a runner…. [Read More]

Thoughts I have whilst running

Running has become a bit of an obsession of mine lately. I’ve started training for a half marathon and I have to say that I’m really enjoying the training plan. Not only is it teaching me so much about my capabilities and how far I can push myself, I’m also learning about so many aspects of running that I didn’t even think about when I first started. From pace, to threshold runs, hill work and strength training, I have to say running is my new obsession! Whilst I run, I tend to think some pretty random things. As I imagine… [Read More]

SlimFast Update Month 2

In my last update I shared with you the news that in just four weeks of following the SlimFast 3.2.1 plan, I managed to lose 7 ½ lbs. As it’s been a while since I last wrote an update I thought it was about time to let you know how things have been going. So, as you can see I have now lost a grand total of 18 lbs! That’s one stone 4 lbs! I did gain 3lbs when I was on holiday in Disneyland Paris, but I knew I’d gain a little as I did allow myself to go… [Read More]

The day I ran in my sports bra!

Well, this is a pretty random post to be honest with you! It’s not every day that I write things like this, but after going on a run last week, I felt inspired to write about my experience! It was a warm, sunny day so I’d decided to go for a run. Rather foolishly I’ve entered the Cardiff Half Marathon in October so I thought I’d better make a start on my half marathon training plan! As usual I checked the weather before setting off and settled on a t-shirt and shorts because it was a very warm day. I… [Read More]

Innovation at it’s finest. My favourite running gadgets.

Over the course of the past year, I’ve found myself becoming more and more obsessed with running. A friend of mine told me that once I started running, it wouldn’t be long before I caught the ‘running bug’. Initially I dismissed this idea, but now I have to agree with her and say that I’ve well and truly caught the running bug! At the beginning of last year I struggled to run 1k, so I’m pretty proud of the fact that today I ran 5k and got a new PB of 30 minutes 17 seconds. That’s non-stop running at a… [Read More]

SlimFast Update Month 1

It’s now been one month since I started using SlimFast and following their plan to lose weight. I wrote last month about how I was lucky enough to be invited to meet SlimFast along with their brand ambassador, Alexandra Burke, for lunch and to find out more about their products. I learnt so much at the meeting and ever since, I’ve had so much fun exploring all the different foods that their range offers. From the porridges for breakfast, (golden syrup is my favourite), to the snacks, meal replacement bars, shakes and noodle pots, I love them all! I’m finding… [Read More]

We did it! 2k Family Fun Run!

Oh my goodness me. I can’t believe I actually managed to convince my husband to take part in a 2k family fun run with me and our five year old twins, but I did! My husband is the type of person who drives to the shops when he could walk it in five minutes. He always moans when we go to pick our girls up together as I’d rather walk and stop off at the park on the way home. If my husband had it his way, we’d go in the car, pick them up and return home straight away!… [Read More]

For the love of running

In 2016 I started running. I’d had various attempts at this over the years, but from around October 2016, I’ve really stuck at it. When the nights drew in and the weather became colder, I hung up my running shoes in favour of some indoor spinning classes, but now that Spring is here, I’ve invested in a new pair of fancy running trainers and I’ve started pounding the pavement once again. In 2016 I completed the 5k Mo Run in November. That was the last time I’d ran in 2016. After weeks of spin classes, I remembered that my friend… [Read More]

Five Hobbies That You Must Try in Your Spare Time!

Dolls and Daydreams

Having a hobby is something that people tend to think the elderly have. However, that’s not the case at all. I’m 30 years old and I have lots of hobbies. Hobbies that I wish I had more time for! Hobbies are great because you can learn a new skill, meet new people, possibly even forge a new career! Hobbies also helps you to do something for yourself. A little ‘me-time’, a little self indulgence, and who doesn’t need a bit of that now and again! I know I do! So without further ado here are five hobbies that you simply… [Read More]