Will run for mince pies – burning off …

I love Christmas because I like eating lots of food, especially mince pies and unwrapping presents because I’m greedy because I’m an all round good person who believes in the spirit of giving and not receiving. Let’s face it, we all over-indulge at Christmas. With mince pies, cake, pudding, delicious roast dinners, stuffing, chocolates and all sorts of yummy things on offer, it’s hardly surprising really. And that’s before the booze has been cracked open. So, just for fun, I’ve created a guide telling you how far you should run to burn off various treats.… View Post

Competition Time – win a running/cycling jacket …

Hooray! It’s time for another fantastic giveaway and this time I’ve got three fantastic Mac in a Sac Active Lite Running Jackets up for grabs, courtesy of the lovely people at Target Dry. Retailing at just £29.99, the Mac in a Sac Active Lite addition to the ever-popular Mac in a Sac range has been designed with runners and cyclists in mind. Breathable, lightweight and water repellent, this is the perfect jacket to see you through those cold and rainy months of marathon training and has the added bonus of folding down down into a… View Post

The 2014 Running Awards – vote for me!

This is a plea for votes. I have been nominated for the 2014 Running Awards and I want you all to vote for me. On what other running blog can you read about toilet roll, tenpin bowling and big boobs? Exactly. I’m even going to provide you with some instructions. Click this link Select “online” under “category” Select “blogs” under “filter it down” Scroll down to “helsbels” under “vote for your favourite”. Do not look at other amusing blogs and change your mind, or else. Click “helsbels”. That’s it! Ta!

Marathon Motivation

Now we’re into November, most people undertaking a spring marathon will be starting to think about their training. I think it’s fair to say that the hardest bit of doing a marathon is the training and I know when I signed up to do Brighton in 2011, most people thought I wouldn’t do it. I think they were forgetting that I can be really stubborn when I want to be and I took great satisfaction in proving them wrong. Whether you have a supportive bunch of friends surrounding you or not, it’s important to stay… View Post

Fitness Spending – NaBloPoMo Day 1

Whilst I enjoy blogging, I sometimes lack inspiration. Many of you will have probably heard of the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) but have you heard of the NaBloPoMo? The idea is simple, blog every day in November. Much like the fabled ‘Athons in fact, except you don’t have to exercise every day. NaBloPoMo also provides you with prompts to help you blog. I have decided to take part this November, using the prompts, but with the added challenge of attempting to make posts health and fitness related. We’ll see how we get on. Primarily,… View Post