Reasons why exercise is great for your eye health

Post in collaboration with Vision Direct We are all aware of the many health benefits of exercise. But did you know that regular exercise is also good for your eye health? No, I didn’t either. I always naively assumed that your eyes somehow did their own thing and that the best way of looking after them was simply not to spend too long in front of screens and make sure you don’t read in the dark. But regular exercise is great for your eyes, which I suppose makes sense when you stop to consider that… View Post

Dealing with marathon training anxiety

I think we can all admit to feeling nervous about standing at the start of a race. I remember when I did my first marathon in Brighton 2011, I was buzzing with so much nervous energy, I just wanted to get started and go. My then boyfriend kept texting me to calm down and relax. My then friend, now husband (yes that’s confusing) kept laughing at me. His friend, who is a fast and experienced marathon runner kept telling me to calm down as I kept wasting energy buzzing about and being nervous.    … View Post

DOMs with Decathlon

I love Decathlon, so I was excited to attend the launch of their Decathlon Bloggers Community last week in London. It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends…and as it turned out, take part in some circuits.     If you haven’t shopped in Decathlon at all, I don’t know what you are waiting for. The stores are an affordable treasure trove of everything you could possibly think of (except bowling balls). Their tag line is simple, “Sport for all, all for sport.” Simply put, they are making sport accessible to everyone, believing… View Post

Planning for a Spring Marathon

It’s that time of year when we start to eagerly anticipate the results of the London Marathon ballot. In just two weeks time, magazines will start dropping through letterboxes or emails into inboxes and we’ll know whether we are in or not. Spoiler, most of us won’t be.     Yep. Sucks, doesn’t it? However, there are other ways of running London. Qualify as a good for age (naaaaaah), run for a charity, or enter every competition going into you win a place. The last one worked for me to get a place in 2015… View Post

The Sunday Times Sportswoman Of The Year (SWOTY) Is A Flawed Process

It’s that time of year where nominations are open for The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year (SWOTY) awards. Some of you may remember that last year, I outlined my concerns about the process. Just to recap, the awards are an opportunity for us to nominate our favourite sportswomen for awards. The awards don’t just celebrate athletes, but also the contribution to sport made by coaches, administrators and volunteers. Sponsored by Vitality, the awards are now in their 30th year. However, there is an issue. Sportswomen, junior sportswomen and teams are to be nominated by… View Post