Staying active during winter months & GIVEAWAY

This post was sponsored by E.ON, to help advertise their wide range of products and services available for your home. Although I was paid for this post, all views are my own E.ON Energy have recently undertaken some research, showing that cold weather puts 77% of Brits off outdoor activity and running errands. Turning outside when the weather is grim can be difficult and I can relate to the struggles of knowing that a long training run is calling, yet staying in the warm is a more tempting option. I enjoy going out for a… View Post

Women’s Running 10k Race Series

As I hinted at in a my previous post about the Olympic Park 10k, the 10k distance is a bit of a bogey distance for me and always has been. I have never been able to quite manage the balance of faster than marathon pace and slower than 5k pace. So more often than not, I end up burning out too quickly and puffing over the finish line. I’ve got the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October and as part of my training for that, I want to race a good, solid 10k. I want… View Post

Curves Make Me Feel Stronger

Post in collaboration with Curves Do you work out every day? I’ve got to be honest and say that I don’t. I don’t go for a run every day. I don’t go and do a fitness class every day. Part of the reason for this is that I’m busy and if I’m honest, I often make excuses. Yes, I know, it’s the old excuse. We all say we’re too busy to get some exercise. Most of the time when I claim that, I’m actually just messing around on Facebook. But that counts as an essential… View Post

How to turn shopping into a workout

Post in collaboration with Bluewater Shopping Centre I enjoy going shopping sometimes and I tried to get away with using it as an excuse for Janathon earlier in the month. It was a flippant comment, but when you stop to think about it, you can get a decent workout when you go round the shops. My local shopping centre is Bluewater in Greenhithe, Kent. Bluewater is enormous, it boasts over 300 shops and 50 restaurants, occupying over 154,000 m2 set over two levels. It’s the fourth largest shopping centre in the UK and and the sixth… View Post

SP The Top 10 Foods That Will Boost …

Any runner and fitness-lover knows the importance of nutrition. It’s a simple fact that food fuels your body, and without good food, it’s impossible to get great fitness results. The right foods will help you to run for longer, as they provide long-lasting energy. After a run, healthy food is also important, as it helps to replenish the energy you have lost while exercising. It’s true that healthy food also helps you to lose weight and build muscle, but it also helps to power your body, and your mind. Here we look at the top… View Post