Worksop College junior parkrun report

Rose turned five last month. We took a break from junior parkrun as she wasn’t enjoying it, but the day after her birthday, she turned to me and said she wanted to go back and try again because “I’m more grown up now, Mummy, now I’m five.” As the weather was slightly hit and miss, we decided to visit Worksop College junior parkrun, which has recently started in the grounds of Worksop College. This parkrun is made up of two laps of a playing field, and is mostly flat with an incline towards the finish.… View Post

Staying active during winter months & GIVEAWAY

This post was sponsored by E.ON, to help advertise their wide range of products and services available for your home. Although I was paid for this post, all views are my own E.ON Energy have recently undertaken some research, showing that cold weather puts 77% of Brits off outdoor activity and running errands. Turning outside when the weather is grim can be difficult and I can relate to the struggles of knowing that a long training run is calling, yet staying in the warm is a more tempting option. I enjoy going out for a… View Post

Why I’m taking part in Veganuary

I know, I’m not generally someone who joins in with these month-long pledges to give something up. But this year is different. I love food. I am meat eater. I’ve butchered meat. I cook with offal. Cheese is awesome. I don’t think it’s wrong to eat meat, nor do I believe that anyone should be judged for their food choices. However, I do think that we should be more aware of where our food comes from and I also think that perhaps we should make an effort to eat a little less meat, not just… View Post

New Year’s Life Update

First of all, a Happy New Year to everyone! I have been quiet on the blogging front recently. I have a list of things that I want to write about, but recently life just keeps getting in the way. I am not really one for making New Year’s Resolutions (kudos if you are) as I believe that a resolution can and should be made at any time. That all being said, one of my main goals for the upcoming months is to get my blog back on track. Write more, read more, tidy it all… View Post

Stop saying “I’m sorry” and just …

I first published this post back in January. But seeing another influx of people apologising for not being very good has prompted me to reshare… The great thing about running is that it’s for everyone and events like parkrun do a great job of encouraging everyone to go out and take part. Your time doesn’t matter. I’m a member of countless Facebook running groups, all of them supportive and inclusive. All runners are celebrated and from 3 hour marathon runners to 60 minute 5k finishers, everyone is applauded for their achievements. Running is a very… View Post