My Top 5 Essential Pieces Of Running Kit

The idea of running is easy. Put your shoes on and get outside and run. It’s great because being outdoors is free. But if we’re honest for a minute, running does cost money. We don’t go out running starkers (well, maybe you do, whatever floats your boat), we need something on our feet and these things cost money. It’s also easy to get caught up in the hype over the latest gadgets and buy running kit that we don’t actually need at the expense of an essential. So I’ve decided to put together a list… View Post

Health Benefits Of Scuba Diving

Post in collaboration with Simply Scuba Despite not being a particularly strong swimmer, I am a fan of water sports. I’ve got great memories of snorkelling in the Cayman Islands. I had a brilliant time learning to platform dive last year. And I really enjoy kayaking. One sport I would like to try is scuba diving. It appeals due to the mystery of the underwater world and where snorkelling gave me a preview, scuba diving would allow me more than just a peek. This is a sport that I hope to try out one day;… View Post

So Shape – A Real Experience of Meal Replacements

Those of you who know me will be aware of my feelings about meal replacements. I don’t like them. I don’t like the idea of them. I think they can promote an unhealthy attitude towards food and I believe that they should only be taken under the supervision of a medical professional. I certainly don’t believe that they should be readily available, masquerading as health food on the high street. Nor do I believe that they should be allowed to be sold by just any unqualified individual, in the style of Juice Plus, Herbalife, etc.… View Post

A brief guide to parkrun volunteering

Since moving, I haven’t had the chance to check out Clumber, which is my new local parkrun. I don’t drive, so hopefully at some point we’ll all get up early enough on a Saturday to head over. It feels like I’m a newbie all over again. I know sometimes people find going to parkrun for the first time a bit scary, but my experience is that parkrun volunteering is a great way to get over those nerves as you will naturally get talking to people.     This post was actually inspired by ReeRee of… View Post

Active Travel: Cornwall

Post in collaboration with Original Cottages I might currently be in Nottinghamshire, but I’m a Cornish girl. I grew up in a little Cornish village and know first hand what a beautiful part of the UK is. It’s also the perfect location to visit for an active break! Yes, it might be a long drive or train ride for many of us, but it’s worth it when you get there.     If you are considering Cornwall as an active break, here are my top recommendations for things to do.   Running I’m not going… View Post