So after injury, poor eating and a great holiday it is clearly time to kick start my fitness again and to shift those pounds. But where to start, I know a key stumbling block for anyone starting a fitness regime is that there is far too much information out there on the web and can be confusing for some. So I thought I would pull … Continue reading Trying to kick start my fitness again!
When you get stuck into sports, you can put your body under a lot of strain. Whether you’re testing your endurance at the gym, showcasing your skills on the football field, working on your tennis technique or long distance running, there’s always a risk you’ll suffer a sports injury. Mine it appears to be from running long distances. From blisters to sprains, strains, tendonitis and … Continue reading Recovering from sports injuries
Rock n Roll? The end of the road? Wait What?!?! Ok so let me explain, I have been running long distances since 2010 (when I had my early life crisis) and during this time I have undertaken many different types of distances from one milers through to 3 full marathons – which I am supremely proud about completing regardless of the time. In May 2018 I … Continue reading Was ‘Rock N Roll’ the end of the road?
Now that the dust has settled on another Half Marathon I still feel an enormous sense of pride, legs are still aching though, by missing out on a PB by 6 minutes. Now some people may find this strange but this needs to be taken into consideration of the course type. This race, as picturesque as it is, is not flat and as many of … Continue reading So close to a PB at the Chester Half Marathon
Whilst trying to set up this, my very first, blog site I thought I was on a server which suited my needs but after several speed and performance issues it soon became clear that I wasn’t on what I needed. Thankfully I now am and back up and blogging/venting! But it made me think about my main hobby and that is running and the importance … Continue reading Having the right equipment does make the difference!
well obviously to tell everyone about Gin Club!! In fact it is the only rule!! When I started the Slimming World diet I needed a new drink which had the least Syns as Guinness had a high amount, so one of the alcoholic drinks with the least syns was Gin. Never tasted it before and was unsure what to expect, as I had always associated … Continue reading The first rule of Gin Club is….
At the start of the year my weight was ridiculous so for additional motivation I had decided to sign up for several races with the ultimate goal of at least obtaining a PB at some point during the year, either at the 10k distance or the half marathon distance. My first race was in February with the Mad Dog 10k. I have ran this nearly … Continue reading Back to training after a mini break!
I know this may seem odd starting at week 17 but I have only just started my blog lol!! So lets start at the beginning – Christmas 2016 I know everyone over indulges at Christmas, but I had picked up an injury in September just before the Great North Run which I was recovering from and hadn’t been undertaking any form of exercise at all. … Continue reading Slimming World – Week 17
In my opinion, Yes! As I sat there on Sunday morning watching all of the runners take part in what is the best long distance race in the world, I thought back to when I undertook the magnificent London Marathon and I was jealous. That’s right jealous, the thought and feeling that you get once you cross that finishing line, is something that is hard … Continue reading Why running 26.2 miles is the best feeling in the world!!