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Fast Fuel – eating for success… and a giveaway

Vegetarian food

Even if you’ve not been following my blog for long, you’ll know that nutrition is important to me. I’ve successfully managed to lose weight by eating a healthy balanced diet and have only put on 7-8lbs by Week 39 of pregnancy by eating well, so I’m always interested in learning Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Candace Hill

Candace Hill

It’s a few months old now, but this video shows why Candace Hill is one to watch for the future: Candace turned 17 just a couple of weeks ago. In June 2015, she became the first high school-aged female to break the 11-second barrier for 100 metres on the track. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Catching Kayla

This short film (<13 mins) brought a tear to my eye. Kayla is a young woman with multiple sclerosis, but that has not stopped her from pursuing her dreams. If she can continue training and achieving, what’s stopping you? Read more: For Runner With M.S., No Pain While Racing, No Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – A nation that runs

Photo by Steven Lelham on Unsplash

OK, so the data’s getting a bit old now, but I still think this infographic about a Nation that Runs is interesting: by JessicaDraws. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Which statistic from a Nation that Runs did you find most interesting?


Stubbington 10k race recap

I’ve run Stubbington 3 times before, so I knew what to expect from this race. It’s held on a fairly flat course and being early in the year, the weather can be a bit unpredictable. Two years ago, it snowed during the race (which is unusual for this part of Read more…


2014 race awards

Champagne coupes

For this post, I’ve linked up with Montana at Pretty Lil Mudder and a few other fab fitness bloggers – be sure to check out their posts. Here are my 2014 race awards… drum roll, please… Most Scenic Course For me this award has to go to Lanhydrock parkrun It’s in Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – who are you competing against?

Do you run for fun or are you always aiming for the next PB? Save


“I came across a fallen tree…”

Teri and Justin climbing over a tree on our way to Royal Victoria Country Park

Today was my second long run of my marathon training. I had originally planned to incorporate it with a CC6 (cross-country race), but the weather here has been horrendous. I thought it might be very hard to force myself to run 9 or so miles home from a race whilst Read more…


This might be the most exciting thing has has ever happened to me…

O.M.G! O.M.G! O.M.G! That was what went running through my mind when I opened up laptop this morning, but I didn’t have much time to ponder the contents of the email that I had read as I was going to parkrun. Not just any parkrun, but Eastleigh parkrun, which has Read more…


The Ironman that never was.

This morning, I felt shattered, so I decided not to get up and go for a swim. Then I made the radical decision to ignore my schedule entirely, so instead of rescheduling my swim for after work, I decided to have a rest day. This is quite unlike me, but Read more…