The impact of words

We’ve all heard the term “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” But how true is that? Last year, I worked with an insurance brand on a fantastic campaign. But all I could focus on was one idiot commenting on my stomach on Facebook. Those were words and those words hurt. The thing is, I don’t think we stop to think about the implications that words have on people. They can hurt. They can cause unhealthy relationships with food, exercise, all sorts. We live in a world where we’re… View Post

Running jealousy

No, honestly, running jealousy IS a “thing”. Actually, it could also be defined as FOMO (fear of missing out if you’re not down with the kids like me*), but I’m a running blogger and not 18 so we’ll go with running jealousy.     As regular readers know, I have been suffering a bit after my illness in June. It appears that pneumonia and a fractured rib can really knock you for a long time. I haven’t really been back running, although I did try at the Spitfire Scramble. I have vocalised how not exercising… View Post

Spitfire Scramble 2017 Review

Otherwise known as, “I spent 24 hours in a field in Essex”. I LOVE the Spitfire Scramble. I ran in 2015 and 2016 as part of UK Fitness Bloggers. This year, I ran with my friend Corey as a female pairs team. It’s a wonderful race and is the only 24 hour relay race for runners in London. Held in Hornchurch Country Park, the off-road route takes in a 5.7 mile loop of the park. Participants camp on site and the entry fee includes two nights of camping (Friday and Saturday).       Corey… View Post

Active Travel: Isle of Wight

I love going on active trips away. I’ve visited Jersey and Guernsey over the past couple of years, but for an active trip even closer to home, it’s worth checking out the Isle Of Wight as a destination. Thanks to Visit Isle of Wight, I had the opportunity to visit for the Isle of Wight Festival of Running.     Getting there Travel to the Isle of Wight is straightforward. You will want a car to get around if you want to visit different parts of the island, and ferries depart from Portsmouth and Southampton.… View Post

How to cope during an exercise lay off

I’m starting to go a bit mad at the moment as I’m not allowed to do much in the way of exercise. I have itchy feet from wanting to run and I want to get some exercise. I also find that running is a good way to relieve stress, so I’m finding sitting around doing nothing really hard. I decided to ask some of my fellow fitness bloggers what they do when they aren’t allowed to work out.   Walk Simply going for a walk was the most popular option. The health benefits of going… View Post