…How to cope with Winter Training If seeing the sunny weather on an August day and jumping into your trainers to enjoy it is the perk of being a runner, winter training is the cold harsh reality. Getting out of bed to train before work when it’s light outside, or pushing yourself that extra mile… Read More The New Niggle:… but Baby it’s cold outside….
I first posted this back in March when I was getting towards the peak of mileage in marathon training. Since the Berlin Marathon has just gone by and there are some autumn half marathons coming up it seemed a fitting time to repost to give some tips on how to get through a long run… Read More How to Conquer the Long Run
One reason I wanted to start doing a training diary on this blog was to show how much my training varies according to my circumstance and my mood more than anything else. I love to be active and like to be able to pursue certain moods with that. This week I finally gave in and… Read More A Week in my Trainers
Whilst training to run a certain distance means putting in a lot of time and effort to teach your legs, core and mind to not stop running after an hour or two or three or four or you get the idea, that is not all there is to marathon training. One of the best ways… Read More My Run on the MyRun – Getting Sweaty with TechnoGym
My phone recently broke and I had to replace it – something I thought was just an inconvenience at the time, but when I got a shiny new one I was really frustrated to realise that something had gone wrong with my iCloud. All of my texts, photos and playlists from the previous six months… Read More The Teenage Kicks Running Playlist
I’ve decided to start a weekly training diary the way I used to when I was marathon training as I find it really helpful for staying on top of what I’m doing and realising when I’m doing too much or too little of something, as well as sharing what it is I actually do when… Read More A Week in my Trainers..
I was recently asked to take part in the #MySportsPhilosophy campaign by the gorgeous Tashi Skervin. This campaign has been set up to provide a hashtag to share the positive and empowering side of fitness with instagram and hopefully inspire people to live a healthy and happy life, in response to the recent bad weather around fitness bloggers… Read More #MySportsPhilosophy
The weather has started to turn and even when we see the sun the air is distinctly cooler. This means that it is porridge season. I’m a girl who loves her breakfast, and her chocolate, so this was a staple of my diet last winter, not to mention a highlight of my mornings. I posted… Read More Healthy Chocolate Porridge
Eating for exercise is really confusing – particularly when there are so many conflicting and misleading ideas buzzing around Instagram, blogs and other social media. One of the biggest points of confusion for girls I find is protein powder. If a friend starts a particular hobby or eating practice then it’s normal to think about… Read More The New Niggle: Should girls use protein powder?
This is a really easy and quick recipe for a flapjack style bar for when you need something sweet or a quick energy boost without spoiling your good intentions. I make a version of this recipe in one form or another all of the time, because it’s cheap, tasty and faff free. I’m lucky that… Read More Banana Oat Bars