Seeking sanctuary in mindfulness

Post written in collaboration with Vitabiotics I’m a person who gets stressed quite easily. Usually over things that I can’t control, or when small easy jobs which should take 5 minutes to do suddenly take most of the day. You all know the sort of thing I mean! London transport is something else which can irritate me beyond belief; luckily for me I now only have to deal with it once a week or so.   Yoga Yoga really has been a revelation for me. It wasn’t ever something that I really enjoyed, but now… View Post

We ended Great Run Herbalife!

If you follow me on social media, you will see how vocal Stephen and I have been over our disgust with regards to the Great Run and Herbalife nutrition partnership. If we’re Facebook friends, then you’ll know it’s virtually the only thing I’ve spoken about over the last couple of days. I would apologise for spamming you all, but I’m not going to do that. I ranted. I blogged. I set up a petition. Stephen and I took to Twitter. We got our message in front of influential people (thank you, Ben Coomber). Then last… View Post

Goodlife Foods Review

I love meat. If I’m honest, I eat too much of it. I’m a runner, so I’m like “yay protein”. But I also love all types of food and was recently offered the opportunity to try some products from Goodlife Foods. Goodlife create vegetarian meals and they work with British farmers to source the best vegetables, making them the main feature of a meal. So instead of using meat substitutes, they focus on vegetables.     As regular readers know, I also have a 3-year-old girl. She has always loved her veggies, especially peas, carrots… View Post

Calling to end the Great Run and Herbalife Partnership

If you’re a runner and active on social media, you have probably by now seen that the Great Run series have recently signed Herbalife as their nutrition partner. Oh dear. Herbalife and nutrition. It’s a bit of an oxymoron really, isn’t it? Petition: WE CALL FOR THE GREAT RUN TO END THE HERBALIFE PARTNERSHIP For the unaware, Great Run is the UK’s biggest mass participation race series and their events aren’t limited to just running. They have inspired hundreds of thousands of people over the years to run in events such as the Great North… View Post

An open letter to “slow” marathon runners

Dear “Slow” Marathon Runner I bet you can’t believe that tomorrow is the big day. The Virgin Money London Marathon 2017. You might be thinking “f**k, that came around fast!” You’re probably a bit nervous, a bit scared and a lot excited, all at once. You might be a first time marathon runner, or you might be lacing up for the tenth time. Funny how the mixture of pre-race nerves and excitement never fades though. I did London in 2015. It took me well over 6 hours. 6:20ish, I think was the actual time. Not… View Post