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Sunday, 24 April 2016

PB's All Around...


Yesterday my youngest two children both ran Parkrun and both got PB's.

 My son knocked half a minute of his and daughter a whole minute!


They are both doing great with their running. I need to up my game now. My son is already around 8 minutes quicker than me over this distance but my daughter is just behind me. Only a few more weeks and I will be the slowest in our family...
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Fitbit Blaze Review...


Last week Currys/PC World asked me if I would like to review the new Fitbit Blaze. I have always wanted a Fitbit, as my Husband has a Fitbit Charge and loves tracking his steps. (Also boring me with his stats!!) So being offered a newer, fancier model than Hubby has, was brilliant! Thanks..


Unboxing the Fitbit. The first thing you notice is that they have taken a leaf off Apple with premium packaging. Everything from how the box opens, to the little folders for setup guide, charger etc. screams quality. It makes you believe you have a premium product right away.
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Running Gear : This Weeks Aldi's Specialbuys...


I am a big fan of Aldi's Specialbuys products. One thing I always keep a look out for, is their running gear. Over the last 10 years I have purchased a lot of my running apparel from them. T-shirts, fitness leggings, jackets, headbands, gloves, socks etc.


The reason I keep an eye out for them coming back in-store, is the products are always high quality, yet at really affordable prices. Last week Aldi got in touch with me to see if I would like to review some running gear that  will be available to buy this week. (Thursday 14th April). I was really pleased to get a preview of what will be coming out and get chance to take some for a test drive.

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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Sherwood Pines : The Gruffalo Pose..


My Sunday photo was taken yesterday at Sherwood Pines Parkrun.

My kids were laughing so much with embarrassment at me posing with The Gurffalo..

So I thought I would share!!


A bit of fun before the race started..
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Asics Run Longer Campaign And Keeping Up With The Kids...


A few weeks ago The Running Bug kindly emailed me and asked me if I would like to be part of the Asics and Intersports latest campaign, #RunLonger. 

Yes please!! 

Exciting times as I get to road test their new range of trainers and fitness apparel, also I get to do what I love best, try to run!


I am always honoured to be asked to work with Asics. So far I have really enjoyed working with them on 4 campaigns including #MixupYourRun and  #PoundTheRoad. I have loved every minute being part of their team.
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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Parkrun Parkfun..


Last week as I had been ill, the husband got to run Parkrun again. Me and my daughter go to cheer them on and held their coats for them. Mollie also came along for the walk but all she ready wants to do is run with them.

Coats : check
Wellies : Check
Hats and gloves : Check

It is still really cold first thing.


Waiting for the race to start so we can walk around the course to cheer the boys on. Mollie focusing on my son, hoping he shouts her over for a run!?
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Time To Run : The Wednesday Blog Hop..


Now I'm all recovered from the flu, I am back out running. It is such hard work after being ill as I am still getting my strength back. It is a good job I have someone wanting to run with me, any time I like!!


Want to join us?
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

At The Park : The Wednesday Blog Hop..


One day last week, after school we went to visit my parents. Before we arrived we stopped at a local park and did our evening run. It is lovely to run in day light and another bonus, the sun was shining! Still very cold though.

Lovely to see lots of Spring colours around, the swans on the water and the daffodils popping up all over. After our mile run we stopped to watch the sun starting to set.

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Tu Activewear From Sainsbury's : Review...


So far this year I have been relatively quiet on the exercise front. A runstreak with my Daughter, along with a few Parkruns has been about it. No more!! I have rejoined the gym and as they say "I am back on it."  My arms and legs can tell I have not done much. Giving me that tell tale sign of lack of use. Talk about muscle soreness. I am walking like John Wayne!!  

Weights in the gym on Tuesday, then to top it off a tough spinning class on Wednesday. 
At least I know I have worked hard, even if the kids are laughing at how I am walking!!



An ideal time to be sent some new sportswear to road test then. I don't know about you? but some new clothing always motivates me into getting out and about. 

Sainsbury's have asked me to review 2 pieces of their new fitness range. It should be hitting stores any day now. Keep your eyes peeled!! UPDATE.. NOW IN STORE AND ONLINE BE QUICK!! You can find the Sportswear here

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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Parkrun Parkfun...


Yummy foods to warm us up..

We had to work hard for it first though..


Last Saturday me and my youngest son ventured out into the cold and icy early morning (well not that early but it feel like it in Winter) for a 5K run at our local Parkrun.
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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

6 Goals For 2016 Fitness Tuesday...


An apple a day keeps the doctor away!?  

Lets hope so!! 

Eek can you believe I got poorly on Christmas day!? Typical. I was so ill and I got tired walking from room to room. Thankfully it only lasted a few days and now I am back to full strength and can run again.


Another year has flown by again, don't you think?

Now it is  time to forget about the past and make new plans for an healthier 2016.
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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Banana Ice Creamy Treat..


As I am planning to start eating more natural and healthy foods in 2016, I decided to make a banana ice creamy treat for today.


Last night I cut 2 ripe banana's up into slices, popped then into a plastic freezer container and left them over night to freeze. Then today all I had to do was pop them into a food processor and combine then until creamy. A real easy to make, tasty and healthy treat!
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Feeling Great? : The Wednesday Blog Hop..


This photo was taken by my husband on Saturday before my sons race. He asked our son how he was feeling? This was his reply!

Think he was feeling pretty confident as he has put the training in. Running everyday since New Years day has really paid off for him. I really need to try this next year as I've not even ran for a week!!



It may have been a miserable rainy day but he did amazing and gave it his all!!

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Friday, 23 October 2015

Fitness Friday : Could You Run Everyday?


Could you run everyday? I know I can't. I try every New Year. 1st Resolution, go out on a run everyday. I once lasted until February, but then fell off the wagon. So Fitness Friday today with my running hero. My 12 year old son!


In January he made a New Years Resolution. To run at least one mile every day. We are now nearly in November and he is still going strong.  Even when we have been away on holidays, or days out. Even in the pouring rain and last Winters snow.  As Roy Castle used to say "Dedication's all you need."
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Gel Luminus Review : Pound The Road...


At the beginning of August I was excited to be chosen by The Running Bug, Asics and Intersports to road test some of the Asics trainers. All exclusive to Intersports in the #PoundTheRoad campaign.

Just the push I needed to keep getting out running over the Summer holidays. No lie in for me. I was out pounding the road each morning. With all my children sleeping! I loved getting out running first thing.


I have been very lucky to review the Asics Indicate trainersAsic Gel Glorify and a few weeks ago I got sent some Gel Luminus to try out too.

How lucky.

It has been great changing shoes each day as I am only used to having one pair at a time. Apparently you are advised to have a couple of trainers on the go at any one time. This gives the trainer time to rest. Giving you optimum cushioning each time.


About the Gel Luminus:
  • Take aim at your marathon targets in a shoe built for the longest distances. 
  • The lightweight GEL-LUMINUS will be there for you from the start line all the way to the post-race recovery zone.
  • Your foot is stabilized from start to finish, whether you’re going for the half-marathon or taking on the full distance. You won’t be slowed by chafing or blisters thanks to a comfortable upper, and your foot stays locked in place by a clamp-like heel counter.
  • Get that much-needed stability in the heel and midfoot.
  • Feel comfortable with more room for your forefoot to move.
  • Land gently with GEL cushioning under your heel.

Every morning me and my puppy Mollie have been enjoying getting out on runs. I run and Mollie just walks along with me!!



Now the children are all back at school I have plenty of time to get out and run. Time to build the mileage up and not long to find out if I have got into London Marathon!!

If I get accepted these would be my trainers of choice for the big day. Fingers crossed..

Linking up with~
Tried and Tested
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Monday, 7 September 2015

This Girl Can : #1MileChallenge...



Last week I was kindly asked by The Running Bug and This Girl Can to be one of the first people to share my #1MileChallenge video and nominate 3 people of my choice to take the challenge. This is a national campaign to raise money for Cancer Research.
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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Morning Runs, Coffee And Style...



Morning Runs, Coffee And Style...

With lots of different polka dots!!

And Jelly Sandals..

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sunday Runday : Fitness Catch Up...


I have had a great week for eating more healthy and getting out running.

Trouble is I keep forgetting to log my runs.

I blame summer holidays!!

Some days lately I can not even remember what day it is.

Sunday right!?!

I do love my usual routines and finding time for the gym.

Exercise really does make you feel better in yourself.

Not getting out exercising makes me grumpy!! Haha!!
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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Gel Glorify Asics Exclusive At Intersport..


A few weeks ago I got to review some Gel Indicate Trainers from Asics as part of the Pound The Road campaign. I love to run and having new kit always gives me some extra motivation. I was so pleased how comfy the trainers are. I am happily back into regular running now and each run feels just that bit easier.


Last week I got some very exciting news from The Running Bug , who organised the reviews, that I have been chosen to be one of Asics Ambassadors for the August #PoundTheRoad campaign too.

How exciting!!

This means I get to try out some more fabulous trainers that are exclusive to Intersports.
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