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 …

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

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

Support and an unexpected fast mile

Running is strange sometimes. Following on from my last blog post where I talked about starting again with 5k, I got into a discussion on Facebook messenger with my friend Stephen of How Many Miles. We had decided to start sharing something positive with each other every day and he messaged me to say that he was off out for a ten minute run. Although I jog/walked a couple of laps at Spitfire Scramble, I haven’t been for a “run” since I’ve been unwell. I’m still tired, my rib still feels slightly tender. But when… View Post

Active Travel: Isle of Wight

I love going on active trips away. I’ve visited Jersey and Guernsey over the past couple of years, but for an active trip even closer to home, it’s worth checking out the Isle Of Wight as a destination. Thanks to Visit Isle of Wight, I had the opportunity to visit for the Isle of Wight Festival of Running.     Getting there Travel to the Isle of Wight is straightforward. You will want a car to get around if you want to visit different parts of the island, and ferries depart from Portsmouth and Southampton.… View Post