A brief guide to parkrun volunteering

Since moving, I haven’t had the chance to check out Clumber, which is my new local parkrun. I don’t drive, so hopefully at some point we’ll all get up early enough on a Saturday to head over. It feels like I’m a newbie all over again. I know sometimes people find going to parkrun for the first time a bit scary, but my experience is that parkrun volunteering is a great way to get over those nerves as you will naturally get talking to people.     This post was actually inspired by ReeRee of… View Post

Active Travel: Cornwall

Post in collaboration with Original Cottages I might currently be in Nottinghamshire, but I’m a Cornish girl. I grew up in a little Cornish village and know first hand what a beautiful part of the UK is. It’s also the perfect location to visit for an active break! Yes, it might be a long drive or train ride for many of us, but it’s worth it when you get there.     If you are considering Cornwall as an active break, here are my top recommendations for things to do.   Running I’m not going… View Post

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