Decathlon Scavenger Hunt

What happens when you throw 9 bloggers into Decathlon’s Surrey Quays store for a scavenger hunt? The best fun in town to be had on a Wednesday night and an introduction to more sports than I ever thought possible.     I love Decathlon. It’s a great store and I’ve bought many gems over the years, including my fantastic trail running skirt. I also took part in the Belfast edition of their popular run series, which is a FREE, organised, timed race held at various Decathlon stores – they are keen to involve their local… View Post

An acceptance of yoga

A very strange thing has happened. If you know me, or have followed me for a while, you will know that I hate yoga. Hate, loathe, detest, despise. Strong words, but I used to find it very stressful. I HATE focussing on breathing and I HATE listening to other people breathe even more. Yes, I know breathing is good because not breathing leads to unfortunate consequences, but that doesn’t mean I want to hear it. I’m also not very bendy. I get confused and tied up in knots. I can’t do a crow. Telling me… View Post

The Great Sports Bra Workout

A while back, I shared this image I created about how hard it is to do up a sports bra to my Facebook page:     I still maintain that this is true. Yesterday, I decided to take myself out for a short run in the afternoon to clear my head. Just a 20 minute bimble. Prior to my run, I spent 20 minutes trying to do up my damn sports bra. Don’t get me wrong, it’s SO important to wear them and I swear by this particular style as NOTHING moves. But they also… View Post

What to do on rest day

Post in collaboration with HCA One of the most important aspects of any exercise plan is your rest day. It might seem strange that the thing that will help you to achieve the best results in the long run is not to train at all, but allowing both your muscles and your brain time off is very important indeed.     You’ll already know just how low you can feel after a bad night’s sleep; you’re reliant on coffee or sugary snacks to keep going, and your concentration skills are close to zero. The same… View Post

How diet can aid recovery

Post in collaboration with HCA. If you generally pay attention to eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise, you will already be aware how much even a few days of over-indulgence can impact on how you feel.  Worse still, that sluggish feeling can set off a cycle of just not feeling like getting back on track. If you are recovering from illness or surgery, it can be even more difficult to stay away from unhealthy snacks. However, what you eat not only has a significant impact on how quickly your wound heals, but… View Post