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

Future Fit Childhood Nutrition

Firstly, I feel I must apologise to the lovely folks at Action PR for the tardiness of this post. It’s been a long time coming. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend a really interesting event hosted by Action PR. Delivered by the knowledgable and passionate Performance Nutritionist, Tilly Spurr on behalf of Future Fit Training, we were given a fascinating insight into the importance of Childhood Nutrition. I loved Tilly. I’m not a nutritionist. I love food and I care about what I eat. I have a 3 year old and I… View Post

Running boredom

No, I’m not bored with running. I’m bored with not running.     I’ve talked many times before about falling in and out of love of running. Typically, now I have a break forced on me, I’ve got itchy feet, the grass is greener and I want to run. I think it’s going to be another 4 weeks or so before I am allowed to get back out there again, which is less than ideal with Beachy Head in October. I’ve also had to completely rethink my goal race, Spitfire Scramble, which is just a… View Post

Revising a race plan

Sometimes, despite your best intentions, you have to revise a race plan. And that’s exactly what I am having to do with the upcoming Spitfire Scramble in 2 weeks time. Corey and I are running as a female pair and we were eying up a place on the podium. We weren’t going for times, we were just going to keep moving and rack up as many laps as possible, not caring about the time taken for each individual loop. Each loop is 5.9 miles. Corey wants to do 8 loops (she has got this!) and… View Post