Browsing:

Category: Product review

Book review: This Girl Ran – Tales of a Party Girl Turned Triathlete

This Girl Ran

One of the things that I’ve been missing most about my pre-baby life is the ability to sit down and read a book when I need some down time. I’ve realised that I’m spending too much time staring at a screen, so I’ve been avoiding the TV in the evening Read more…


Getting back on track for Reading Half Marathon and testing GearBunch leggings

It was really nice to be back running at Southampton parkrun. I’m feeling stiff, tired and unfit, so I decided to do my best to enjoy my run. I know my fitness will come back when I get into a more regular programme of exercise. About 500m in, I caught Read more…


A week where I managed to swim, cycle and run (at last!)

Wow – what a week! On Monday, I wasn’t feeling motivated to get in the pool. I think M knew that Stu was out with his friends watching the Superbowl on Sunday night, so she decided that she’d also like to be up partying. I got very little sleep and Read more…


From Blind Man to Ironman – review and giveaway

Haseeb Ahmad running with a guide

It’s been months since I’ve been able to read a real book, but Baby M is finally sleeping spending night time in her own room, which means that when I get into bed, I can have a light on and can read. There are lots of things from the last Read more…


Chariots of fire – my review of the Thule Chariot Lite

Thule Chariot Cross bike trailer

It’s coming up to 1 year since Baby M was born and so I’m planning my return to work. In the past, I loved my daily cycle commute – it’s not a long ride, but it’s just long enough for me to feel like I’ve had some exercise and fresh Read more…


Eating healthily and trying MYHK

MYHK pea risotto

I’ve been working hard to eat healthily this year. I’m fortunate enough to be supported by The Athlete’s Palate, but it’s still hard for me. I expected to have an increased appetite whilst marathon training (especially as a breastfeeding mum), but I’d forgotten that that hunger sometimes lingers after the Read more…


A review of SportArt Compression products

Sport Art compression socks

I’ve been trying out a range of exciting new products recently, including three items from SportART: Compress socks Calf guards Insoles Who is SportART? A pair of Ironman triathletes set up SportART. It is a relatively new company. The first product they developed was insoles. The triathletes came up with Read more…


Brug review

M on her Brug

I’ve been fortunate enough to test a Kickstarter project recently: Brug by Wunderlife… An innovative bag/rug combo. This is a really interesting product that I think will appeal to a wide range of people. The brug can fold up really small (about the size of a 2-pint carton of milk). Read more…


Work less, run more

… that’s one of the slogans of a new brand on the fitness scene: Season’s Trail. It’s an online running brand that allows you to purchase complete coordinated running outfits (and we all know that I love to wear matching outfits!) It’s a similar model to Fabletics, but has a Read more…


Cold and slow

A brief review of my visit to Netley Abbey parkrun to celebrate Big dave’s 250th parkrun