Road to the Great North Run 2018

'It's not exactly the most relaxing activity, granted, but I always imagine I'm sweating out all the things weighing on my mind' - Becca Fitzpatrick If the best ideas are born out of necessity then what are the worse ideas born out of? Boredom? Perhaps. Insanity? Possibly. Being drunk. Definitely. Rewind to 2017 and I'm … Continue reading Road to the Great North Run 2018

Exercise on Holiday

In 2014 I went on holiday 2 two weeks in Florida. I’d slimmed right down in preparation for going, eating sensibly, gone to the gym every day, and or the first time in a long time felt ‘bikini ready’. We had a fantastic fortnight driving around the state, visiting the parks, laying out in the … Continue reading Exercise on Holiday

Road to the Great North Run 2017

'Only when you are challenged, and only when you challenge yourself, do you discover what truly matters' - David Levithan Running. Where do i beginning with my running story? Well it's less of a story and more of an anthology these days considering. To cut a very long story short, I started running in 2013 … Continue reading Road to the Great North Run 2017

Run a 10 Minute Mile in My Shoes….

'It's not that your goals are physically impossible that's keeping you from achieving them; it's that you lack the self-discipline to stick to them. It's physically possible to lose weight. It's physically possible to exercise more' - Daniel Goldstein I'll openly admit that I'm probably one of the messiest, laziest person you're ever likely to … Continue reading Run a 10 Minute Mile in My Shoes….

Are cheap ‘Fitbits’ any good?

'Walking at a moderate pace for an hour a day is considered a moderately intense level of exercise' - Michael Greger I wasn’t all the sold on Fitbit’s when they first appeared. Mainly because I thought they looked like a court ordered electronic tag than a fancy-dan pedometer. Everyone who has one though seemed to … Continue reading Are cheap ‘Fitbits’ any good?

Getting My Running Mojo Back

'I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench' - Satchel Paige I've always had a love hate relationship with running, well with exercise in general to be honest. I only ever joined the gym because i'd started Weight Watchers and realised that the more exercise … Continue reading Getting My Running Mojo Back

Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary – Holiday Edition

'Chafing, black toenails, and dehydration are just the rites of passage for those of us who race 50 and 100 miles and more' - Scott Jurek It's been nearly 2 months since Dave completed the Kielder Ultra 80K race and within a week he'd signed up for another one: Dave: I felt relatively fine after … Continue reading Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary – Holiday Edition