The benefits of running with a friend

I’m still running fine. I had a really enjoyable couple of runs over Easter, including a lovely run in the pouring rain with a local running friend, Laura, on Easter Monday. Yes, that’s right. It was hammering down with rain and I still had a really enjoyable run. We ran about 4k out along the town and around the outskirts of town, splashing water over each other, flooding our trainers, freezing cold, wringing water from our sodden hair and then had a lovely catch up over a desperately wanted hot drink to warm up. And… View Post

Running fine

I keep falling in and out of love with running at the moment. I made the decision a little while back that I was going to do another marathon. I decided to do this as I am someone who benefits from having a challenge to train for. I’m still picking and choosing which one, but I think it will be a spring 2019 marathon. Meanwhile, I’m working on getting the love back. It’s coming back. Going out still feels like a chore, but I am enjoying it once I am out which is half the… View Post

5 Ways to improve your swimming technique

Post in collaboration with On Buy At the moment, I am training for Swimathon. I make no secret of the fact that I am a poor swimmer and hopefully these tips will help my technique!     1. Position yourself Your body position should be perfected if you want to get the correct swimming technique. This means ensuring you are parallel to the floor, which is especially important when it comes to your legs. Leave them too low and it could affect your speed. Keep them straight and relaxed at the ankles. If your head… View Post

Overcoming obstacles to empower women with Spartan

Today is International Women’s Day 2018. It’s a day to celebrate the achievements of women. It’s a day to celebrate commitment towards our #PressForProgress. We want to see a level playing field for men and women. Step forward Spartan Race, the world’s leading OCR (obstacle course race for those new to the term). A race to get muddy. A race to test your endurance. A race to test your mental strength. A race to level the playing field between men and women. Despite the common misconception that OCRs are dominated by men, 40% of Spartan… View Post

Active Travel: Devon

Post in collaboration with Marsdens Devon Cottages Being a Cornish girl, it won’t surprise anyone that I’ve also spent a lot of time in Devon. My sister and her husband live in Teignmouth, my dad and my aunt both live near Exeter, many school trips took me north of the Tamar and I frequented the county during my junior bowling days in the South West Challenge. Needless to say, it’s a county that I know pretty well.     It’s also a great part of the country to visit for an active break with friends… View Post