Exercise for the brain

I miss exercising. By some fluke, I am somehow already only 4lb off my pre-pregnancy weight and I very smugly fitted into a size 12 yesterday when we took the Devil-Child shopping. I am looking forward to running again and have entered the ballot for the Royal Parks Half Marathon, in the hope of something to aim for after the British London 10k. I can’t pretend I love the price, but it is a lovely race. Anyway, to exercise my brain (or not, as it requires little concentration), Cathy sent me a book to wreck… View Post

The 2014 Running Awards – Thank You!

Thank you readers! I am very happy as my blog has been shortlisted in The 2014 Running Awards. Thanks to those of you who voted for me. I’m up against some great blogs in the next round of voting, so I would be really grateful if you could spare me a vote, if you think I deserve it! Simply follow the link, select ‘online’, ‘blog’ and then HelsBels. If you already voted in stage 1 – THANK YOU and you are now able to vote again.  If you didn’t vote before and would like to… View Post

Run the London Marathon 2014 for YouthNet

I don’t often do charity posts, but if you feel like taking the marathon challenge and raising some money for charity, YouthNet are a fantastic organisation looking for runners to join their London Marathon 2014 team. It may be a tough challenge, but you’ll be guaranteed of plenty of support and giggles along the way! I have also used their service, TheSite.org in the past for various reasons and it really is a mine of help and information for young people. We’re the UK’s leading digital charity, using digital technology to help young people and… View Post

Top Tips for Festive Fitness

It’s hard to believe that we are less than two weeks away from Christmas. Where has the year gone? No doubt that like me, most of you are looking forward to putting your feet up and enjoying a few treats over the festive period. And why not? However, it’s important to try to maintain some kind of motivation amongst scoffing mince pies in order to get back into the swing of things in the New Year. This is especially important if you are training for a spring marathon – I speak from experience! Here are… View Post

Target Dry Mac in a Sac Active …

Yay! It’s time to announce the winners of my competition to win a fantastic Mac in a Sac Active Lite jacket from Target Dry.  To be in with a chance of winning one of three jackets, entrants simply had to answer the easy question What is the Active Lite’s lightweight and breathable fabric called? The answer is of course Vaporlite. 39 of you got this right and the trusty random number generator has selected the following lucky winners: Well done Basher, Jeremy Rance and Adam Churcher. I’ll be in touch!