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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."

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..

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Tried and Tested

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.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Morning Runs, Coffee And Style...

Morning Runs, Coffee And Style...

With lots of different polka dots!!

And Jelly Sandals..


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!!

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.

My Sunday Photo : Parkrun...

My Sunday photo was taken yesterday at Parkrun.

Me, my youngest son and daughter ran it. It was so warm at 9 oclock and we all worked hard. Especially my daughter as she got a pb.  She ran around with her dad, so he could encourage her on. When I had done the race I waited for her to finish so I could cheer her on. Not to far behind me this week too.

I rushed over and gave her a big hug but she was feeling a little sick as she had sprinted to the end..


Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sunday Runday..

I have really been enjoying getting out running again this week.

Mollie my Border Collie puppy has not been to keen on letting me go out the door on my own though!!

It has been hard work giving myself a push out the door as feel so guilty going out without her. When I'm out and forgot about feeling guilty, I remember why I love running once I am out.

Oh well Mollie one day you will be able to come with me!!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Pound The Road With Asics Indicate...

It has been a hard few months for me when it comes to getting out running. After having a month off  from running with ill health, I knew it was going to be a long slow process getting back into regular running again.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Eat Sleep Run Repeat ...

This week it has been all about taking my time with running, not getting stressed about finding time to get out. Also leaving my watch behind and not bothering about time and distance. Running when I have a spare minute to myself and the children are busy, puppy fed and walked. Not easy then!?!

With the children on school holidays and my husband off work, finding me time has been difficult.

Days out here, a few nights away there. Chip and cake shops on days out. Chinese take outs, ice cream and fried breakfasts on a few days away. Pizza when home after a long drive home and tired!

I will be glad to have a break over the next few days. Exercises a plenty to burn off the calories. Healthier eating a must!!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Summer Bucket List: Parkrun...

On our bucket list~
28.) Park Run: Now I've got back into running again. Time to lace the trainers up and start running faster. I'm sure it will be my slowest time but with 6 weeks surely I can improve!?!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Sunday Runday...

When I have time off from running, it always feels like I'm starting again at the beginning and never achieved anything when you did run!
There is always some kind of distraction, getting me away from a run. Illness, housework, looking after family, painting the house, ironing or looking after a puppy. I have used all of these excuse over the last month and before you know it weeks and weeks have passed by. Now I am trying to get back into a routine, before the children break up for summer on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Crispy Crunch Fruity Snacks...

I have totally wore myself out with all the exercise I did last week!

Not much water, fruit or veg as I was constantly thinking about grabbing a high energy snack and then onto the next run/ spin class/ circuit class/ bike ride lead me to being so weak and knocked off my feet this week I have been forced to rest.

Rome wasn't built in a day!

I have learned the hard way! I know now that getting fit is about getting the balance right too. Workout, refuel, drink plenty of water, eat fruit and veg for vitimins and get lots of rest.

One day I will get it right!!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Creative Mondays Blog Hop..

Happy Monday everyone.

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas :) Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post and leave a comment if you like the blog hop.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Slim Fast Challenge...

I was really pleased when Slim Fast picked me as one of the bloggers to take part in to take their #SlimFastChallenge.


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Wake Up And Be Awsome...

I made this picture for my phone, to remind me do some exercise and feel great. You can simply download this picture and save it as you screen saver too. Never forget to wake up and be awesome.......


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sunday Runday :Newstead Abbey...

Not much running this week. I am still in pain from my fall when I was out running 2 weeks ago. This week my running has taken a back seat .Just a 2 miles run on Monday and a 3 miles race on Saturday. The race was not good when you are in pain!!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Flashback Friday : London Marathon 2013..

It was nearly 2 years ago when I ran my first marathon. London Marathon in April 2013.

Nothing much as changed since then. I still eat to much sugar and don't run as much as I should do!!

Eek trying to change things now though! My first marathon I cried a lot. My second a little. This year I will be watching from the sofa as I was not lucky this year to get a place. Or maybe I was lucky as I did not have to train up,lol..

How much did I cry? 

This much!!
  • I cried when I left my husband at the train station to go to the start of the London Marathon.
  • I cried when I was all alone at the start of the London Marathon.
  • I cried when I realised I was doing my first marathon.
  • I cried when the marathon started.
  • I cried when children in the street wanted to high five me for running.
  • I cried when I got to 13 miles and my knees went.
  • I cried when I realised I had to do another 13 miles with knee pain.
  • I cried when I had 2 miles to go.
  • I cried when I had 1 mile to go.
  • I cried when I did it in 5 hours 12 mins approx.
  • I cried when I met my family at the end.
  • I have had a great day honest!!
Have you ran a marathon? Did you cry after a race?

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