My Favourite Running Routes in Cardiff

As someone who enjoys to run outdoors, I thought I would share with you my favourite places to run in Cardiff. I feel very lucky to live in a city that has lots of parks and scenic areas. Within close proximity to my house are so many beautiful places to run. Here are my favourites. Cefn Onn Cefn One Park in Thornhill Cardiff is full of beautiful trees, streams, ponds and woodland. From my house to Cefn Onn it’s a 5k run, so to Cefn Onn and home again, that’s a beautiful 10k. The route up is very varied in terms… [Read More]

Muscle Food Review: Do The Unthinkable Programme

As someone who likes to stay fit and healthy, it’s important to me that I’m eating good, healthy food. I’ve recently teamed up with MuscleFood to review their new Do The Unthinkable Programme, and I think you’re going to love it just as much as I do! Who are MuscleFood? Before I talk to you about the programme itself, I want to tell you a little bit about MuscleFood. They’re a company passionate about sport and nutrition, not only in terms of fitness, but also in helping athletes and the health-conscious reach and maintain their goals and ambitions. What is… [Read More]

24 Hours in A&E: Why you need to look after your health

2018 has not been a great year so far for my husband. Diagnosed with high blood pressure, a visit to A&E via ambulance one evening for kidney stones and then last Monday another A&E visit in an ambulance that turned out to be pretty serious.  Around 8.30pm last Monday my husband and I were sat on the sofa. I was reading a book, my husband watching TV. Nothing out of the ordinary.  We’d had a good day and were just starting to unwind after putting our girls to bed.  Suddenly my husband, Nigel, started to feel unwell. The symptoms came… [Read More]

We’re all different and that’s ok

Teaching children about body image can be a pretty tricky subject. At the tender of six, it’s not something I tend to think about talking to our girls about. However, when M came out school one day, and passed comment about a teachers weight, it made me think twice. The lady in question was overweight, and I was a tad surprised to hear M say the lady was fat. When we got home, I talked to both of our girls about how every one is different. Some people are tall, some are short. Some have blue eyes, brown eyes or… [Read More]

R.E.D January is over! What now? #redjanuary

R.E.D January is over, so what do I do now? Rest? Enjoy the freedom of not having to run every day? Well, I could do that, or I could take on another challenge, and that’s what I’ve done! Planking everyday in February! Although I’m not doing this for a charity nor will I be blogging about this challenge, it’s just something I want to do! Anyway, the purpose of this post is to let you know how R.E.D January went. Well, on the 31st January 2018 I completed my last run, and as you can see from the picture below,… [Read More]

4 Positive Benefits to Adding Essential Oils to Your Daily Routine

The world today has become increasingly busy and full of distractions. The stress that this causes can eat up all of your energy, leaving you feeling tired and overwhelmed. So it only makes sense that your home should be a safe haven after a long, exhausting day. It should give you a respite from the stress and give you a chance to rejuvenate. If you’re looking for such a boost, the best way to do so is by adding essential oils to your daily routine. You can use aromatherapy to enhance your physical and psychological well-being. By using essential oils… [Read More]

Helping Your Child With Autism Get a Good Night’s Sleep

  In the first few months after their birth, babies enter into a regular cycle of sleep and wakefulness. And, over a period, the number of daytime naps gradually decreases, and children begin to sleep longer at night. However, some children have a problem falling sleeping in (or sleeping throughout) the night, which can last for a long time, even after they start their school. And interestingly enough, this type of sleep disorders has also been found in children with autism. According to researchers, 40% to 80% of autistic children have a difficult time falling asleep. The most prominent sleep… [Read More]

Encouraging Children to be Healthy and Active

As many people know, I enjoy keeping fit and I try my best to eat healthily too. This is something my five year old twins have started to take notice of in recent months. They’ve always know that mummy likes to run and they quite often join me in stretching after my runs. They know the names of the stretches and the muscles that each particular stretch is for! They also know that it’s important to keep fit and eat a varied diet. Now, I have to be honest and admit that when I was a kid, the last thing… [Read More]

I’m taking part in RED January for Mind Mental Health Charity

I hope everyone reading this post today, had a lovely Christmas and that you’re all looking forward to the new year. Here’s wishing a wonderfully happy new year! In the new year, January, to be specific, I will be taking part in RED January for Mind, the mental health charity. RED January stands for: Run Every Day January. As an avid runner, I enjoy nothing more than donning my running gear and heading out the door for a bit of me time. What is RED January? Mind have teamed up with R.E.D January as their official charity partner for January… [Read More]

It’s not about the medals

Running has been a passion of mine for around a year now. I’ve played with the idea of running before, but I’d usually run for one month, then stop, then a few months later, I’d run again but it wouldn’t be long before I’d stop again. I always loved the idea of running. Back when I was in high-school, I enjoyed running cross country, but it was never something I was serious about. In March of this year I decided that I wanted to take up running again. However, I wanted it to be a long-term hobby, not something I’d… [Read More]