My Year In Fitness – Day 123 #MYIF2014

Even as a personal trainer I still need a kick up the bum and some sources of motivation. I like Pinterest for finding and pinning motivational quotes and images. I am also part of a few groups on Facebook that help to keep me motivated and on track. My favorite at the minute is Run […]

Shona’s Story – 7 marathons on 7 continents

In November 2010, I ran my first marathon in New York, and despite vomiting and a fairly high degree of pain at mile 23, I really enjoyed it and I was buzzing for about a week afterwards. At that time, I thought I would only ever run one marathon. I thought it would just be something to tick off the bucket list!

Get fit. Get outside.

The gorgeous bout of summer weather the UK has enjoyed over the last few weeks means that, if you’re anything like me, you haven’t exactly felt enthusiastic about wasting precious hours of sunlight and pleasant temperatures in a stuffy, air-conditioned gym. Don’t get me wrong, I love the gym – I dream of a world […]

The First Female Marathon Runner

This weekend around 45,000 people, men and women, will take part in the London Marathon. However 40 years ago the marathon was a male dominated event. In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter the Boston marathon as a numbered entry. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went […]

The first #mumtumbigbum run!

Just because I’m a personal trainer doesnt mean I don’t need personal training! Today I went on my first run in about six years. I used to be a sprinter in secondary school but after uni built up to covering some decent long distance mileage. And I want to build that back up and enjoy […]

Minimalist Running

The wonderful Julia Buckley has agreed to provide some guest posts for you all to learn more about minimalist running and Vibram. For more info on Julia please check out her website here – http://www.juliabuckley.co.uk/ I’ve done my first minimalist run!  The first Vibram FiveFingers clinic was at the Run and Become shop in Victoria last […]