Hormones It’s been a game of two halves this week, as these football pundits like to say. This blog was going to be about my breathtaking achievement of running over 4k without a break. I’m so glad I didn’t boast about this glory as when I went back to the gym two days later, I crashed and […]
Bladerunner We’re in Manchester on a Saturday night and we’re late for the theatre. We have shopping bags, three children and 10 minutes to make it to a show that has cost an arm and a leg. The city centre is heaving and there are road closures everywhere. “Let’s get a taxi,” I tell my […]
The Start (week one) When I was a kid I used to run. I’d play British Bulldog endlessly, do laps on the school field in PE and sprint for the bus without a second thought. Then I turned 13 and grew boobs. All of a sudden, running was like a scene from Carry On. Sports […]
So last week in my wonderful Facebook group I asked my ladies a question. What is your biggest fitness struggle at the moment? And the biggest response was the option, the motivation to keep going. Which got me thinking. Why do we feel the need to brand ourselves An Exerciser? If you are genuinely struggling with […]
I am a runner. I am also a mother. Therefore I can’t just casually announce that I am off for a leisurely trot around the park whenever the urge strikes. My exercise time is scheduled, bartered, planned and precious! This post is to get you thinking about whether you could fit active travel into your […]
Winter Fitness Training Tips Dark evenings, gusty gales and freezing temperatures are hardly alluring conditions for continuing your outdoor training sessions or active commutes this winter. However with a few additions to your kit, and maybe a shift in your mind set, you can still enjoy exercising outdoors. Of course there is a simple solution […]
Today I could have so easily sacked off my run to stay tucked up at home with a hot water bottle and some Christmas films! However I convinced myself to go out for a quick run. I ended up feeling really strong so I went a bit further than I’d planned. Its funny how the […]
I ran to and from work today. There is uphill and back home is downhill. I’ve also set myself a goal for my running to achieve before the end of the year! I’ll let you know if I achieve it!!
I ran home from work tonight. Its definitely autumn now, darker and colder on a night. I only run home late if I have a friend come and meet me (& she brings her dog for extra security!!) Good run though. Feeling faster and fitter.
I’ve been looking forward to today’s session all week. Today Holly and I did a hill sprint session. Being in Sheffield we are not lacking on hills so we put them to good use today! Hill sprints are great for everything. They are tough, they burn and they make you feel sick (if not actually […]