So Sunday was the day that I stepped things up and ran my first ever 10km, and what a run in was! Going into the event I was a little anxious, nervous even, as I had only really run longer than 5km once and that was a very slow 7km at more of a walking pace than anything that could be called running. I probably should have trained a bit more efficiently beforehand, but when I got to the event I oddly felt ready. Continue reading
It’s January, it’s cold, and i’m trying to get back on track with healthy eating. In my mind those three things mean one thing – soups and stews! On a cold night there’s nothing better than a big bowl of something warm and comforting. So today I made a big batch of butternut squash soup that tastes great, but has the added benefit of also being healthy (it’s syn-free on Slimming World). Continue reading
I’m back from my Christmas break and after nearly two full weeks of relaxation and great time with my family i’m ready to get stuck in to 2018. I’ve definitely over-indulged over the last week and feel a bit rubbish thanks to all the mince pies, trifle, wine and cheese, so i’m actually looking forward to getting back on track. Continue reading
Before this week i’d visited Paris twice, both very short trips, but long enough that I thought I had a good understanding of the city. I’d done the Eiffel Tower, climed the Arc de Triomphe and wandered along the Seine. In essence i’d visited the traditional Paris, the city that exists in film and in old photographs. Continue reading
So after initially signing up to Parkrun back in June I finally convinced myself it was a good idea to actually go for a run. So a few weeks ago I got myself up nice and early put on my trainers and then headed out of the door – before promptly turning around and heading back home. Turns out i’d misunderstood one of the key requirements of parkrun and hadn’t printed off a copy of my barcode.
For anyone that’s known me over the last few years (most of my life really), this is the question that they would no doubt ask about the idea of me taking up running. And let’s be honest, thats what I would have said myself if someone had suggested it to me just a year ago.