I’m a Best British Fitness Blogging Bird

Or at least I am according to the lovely Julia of Fitness Rocks! Thanks, Julia! I’m in good company as my bestie (I hate that word) of Jog Blog fame amongst others have also been selected. I’ve mostly eaten chips this week though. This is probably not the criteria of a fitness blogger, but do as I say, not do as I do. However, with my return to tenpin bowling and a half marathon training regime underway, I’m back on the wagon. Hooray!

HelsBels Last Minute Marathon Running Tips

or how to finish a marathon, by a slightly chubby and lazy 20 something. So, it’s that time of year where the spring marathon runners are fitting in their last long runs and starting to taper. It’s hard to believe that 2 years ago, I completed the Brighton Marathon. Especially in light of the fact that my foot has just been such a mess, I haven’t managed more than the occasional 1-2 mile jaunts over the past few months. A bit of me is jealous and wants to join in. One day, I will do… View Post

Chris’s Jogle for STARS

I don’t often blog about charity events. However, this is one close to the heart. I have a lovely friend, called Cath. Cath has a lovely boyfriend, called Chris (otherwise known as Mandy). Today, Chris begins the epic journey on bike from John O’ Groats to Lands End. This is 950 miles and he is aiming to complete this in 8 days. In THIS weather (for those of you not from the UK, we have had blizzards, floods and extreme snow). Chris is raising money for a charity called STARS, who offer support and information… View Post

Toilet Paper Winner (Andrex Washlets Review)

I’m proper glamorous here at HelsBels. Not only do I blog about fashion and fitness, I also giveaway fantastic prizes like toilet roll, thanks to the lovely people at Andrex® Washlets. Using my faithful friend, the Custom Random Number Generator, a winner was selected at random. Congratulations Hayley Morgan, aka number 4. Hayley wanted to win the prize because: After taking up running with my local running group last June I recently ran a pb for a local 10k race cutting over 3 minutes off my previous time – chuffed to bits! Winning the prize… View Post

Walking around Edinburgh – Rock and Roll Half Marathon Training

Last weekend, I spent a lovely long weekend in Edinburgh with Jimmy. My good friend Emily, from the USA is currently visiting Scotland and we decided that it was a good opportunity to all meet up and have some fun. We had a great time, but I have realised just how unfit I am and how completing the Edinburgh Half Marathon is really going to be just a case of getting round. For a start, Edinburgh is hilly. REALLY hilly. No one told me this and I am now dreading the course. I have about… View Post