Monday Morning Motivation: The Storm

Swissman walls of snow

Swissman Xtreme Triathlon is a unique point-to-point iron-distance triathlon with a total ascent of 5400 m. The journey begins at 196 m above sea level, with a 3.8km swim in Lake Maggiore.   Transition is in the town of Ascona. The athletes cycle 180km through the Alps with three major Read more…


How do I get fit?

How do I get fit? Ab curls

These days I work long hours and it’s really hard for me to get out of the house in the evening, so how do I get fit? Well, I have a range of workouts that I do at home. I’ve blogged before about using a turbo trainer and doing yoga, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: This Girl Can Weightlift

Last year I qualified as a fitness instructor. It was the first time that I had been in a gym since I was pregnant. It reminded me how much I enjoy free weights. Fewer women seem to worry about lifting weights making them bulk up. #strongnotskinny is a commonly used Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Get your gameface on

OK – those of you who know me know that I rarely wear make up, but I like this This Girl Can advert as to me it emphasises that sport is for all, no matter what your appearance. What do you think?


Monday Morning Motivation: Yusra Mardini

Yusra Mardini

This week’s motivation is provided by the inspirational swimmer Yusra Mardini. In 2016, Mardini represented Team Refugee at the Rio Olympics. She competed in the 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly swimming events. Less than a year beforehand she had fled war-torn Syria. From refugee to Olympian – Yusra Mardini’s incredible journey Read more…


International Women’s Day 2018

Today is International Women’s Day, so I thought it would be relevant to ponder the role of women in sports. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I’m passionate about equality for women (and often share inspirational images from the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign… Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Sarah Thomas, endurance swimmer

Sarah Thomas

Most people will never swim a mile (64 lengths), so the thought of swimming 100 consecutive miles is incomprehensible, but that’s exactly what endurance swimmer, Sarah Thomas did in August last year. She swam further than anyone has ever swum before without the aid of currents. A Colorado athlete was Read more…


Tips for your first Ironman

A little while ago, I posted a question on social media asking for some tips. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of responses. I thought it might be helpful to categorise them and share them with you… What is the one thing you wish you had known when training Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Enough is enough

The simple fact that you care, that you want to do your best, that you strive to enjoy life and love, this makes you so much more than 'enough'.

I’m not convinced that the imagery in this video matches up to the ‘Enough is enough’ speech, but it’s worth listening to 🙂 Enough is enough Avoid people and situations that upset you. See there are some people that know just how to push your buttons. They know just what Read more…


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…