Olympic Torch Relay Day 65: Barking & Dagenham

Or to be more precise, 10.54am, Gale Street to Hedgemans Road, past Becontree Tube Station. This was to be my stretch of the relay and thus my turn to carry the Olympic Torch. It is a running joke (no pun intended!) amongst my running buddies that whenever I run on an important day such as a race, the sun comes out and it is unbearably hot. Sunday 22nd July 2012 was to be no exception as Mr Sun merrily shone his rays down on our first proper day of summer. Jimmy and I made our… View Post

My Introduction to Barefoot Running

Some of my readers may recall that Jog Blog kindly donated a pair of Vibram Five Fingers to me as I’ve been really interested in dipping into the world of barefoot running. I like being barefoot and other than my penchant for a fabulous pair of high heels, I’m not really a massive fan of wearing shoes. I like being barefoot, I like the feeling of being free and I really like to wiggle my toes. My toe wiggling may or may not have contributed to the tension around the toes in my right foot,… View Post

Nutrition for Runners

If like me you’re keen to run on a regular basis, then you will want to make sure that you are eating the right foods to provide you with plenty of energy. With this in mind, here is a quick guide to some of the culinary creations which you may want to try if you’re keen to go the distance and improve your stamina. Although most diets which are aiming at weight-loss will tell you to avoid complex carbohydrates found in foods such as bread and pasta, these foods can actually prove essential for runners.… View Post

A marathon loss of confidence

It’s been a few days since my last blog and it is needless to say that I once again failed Juneathon, but who am I to go against tradition, eh? Well done to those of you who completed; I love the idea of successfully completing, but when it comes right down to it, I’m just not motivated enough to exercise and blog every single day. One day I will succeed. In other news, it’s time to begin training for the Luton Marathon. Carla and Jimmy are also doing this race in November and although I… View Post

Zaggora Hotpants Winners!

I’m sorry that this is so late. I was going to announce it last Saturday but I was busy all day. Part of being busy included getting my hair done. Then I went out to a dinner dance and didn’t get back until 2.00am. So I went to bed. And then on Sunday I went out to play with Jog Blog and Travelling Hopefully and we went to pubs. Monday I was tired, Tuesay I was tired and Wednesday my laptop died. Enough excuses. Before I announce the winners, I promised I’d give a two… View Post