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]

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]

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]

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]