I recently blogged about tearing my Gastrocnemius and stupidly I have made it worse. After a couple of weeks of rest, taking ibuprofen religiously and lots of stretching it felt good again. The sensible thing to do would’ve been to progressively test it and until I felt I was back to full fitness. However I… Read More Rehab and refocus
Pancake day is over and now attention turns from indulgence to restraint as people give up one of their guilty pleasures. Traditionally the next 40 days represents a time where most Christians give up certain types of luxuries as a form of penance. Up and down the country people who aren’t necessarily religious will be… Read More I’m not giving up something for lent…
I have always loved good food but I haven’t always been a very good cook. I was very lucky as a child as there were four great cooks in my family. Both of my grandmother’s were brilliant, my aunt is incredible and my mum is also a fantastic cook. I love going back home and… Read More Cooking is my therapy
On Monday evening I learnt something new about my body, apparently I have a muscle in my leg called the Gastrocnemius. For those who don’t have a medical background it is basically the muscle at the back of your calf. The story of how I ended up learning about this muscle began on Sunday afternoon.… Read More I’ve torn my what? Gastrocnemius?
The other day I was flicking through February’s edition of Runners World UK edition and came across the article ‘106 running life hacks’. The article is billed as a list of simple tips, tricks and tweaks to improve and upgrade your running life in 2017. The article is full of brilliant ideas but by the… Read More Five running life hacks I’m going to try
It’s official, I am now a member of the Fitbit family! Through a slightly bizarre set of circumstances I am now the proud owner of a Fitbit Flex. Despite having a passion for fitness I have only ever owned one activity tracker before and that was the first generation of the Nike Fuelband. I loved… Read More I’ve joined the Fitbit family
As it is Valentine’s Day today I thought I would share the five reasons why I love running. I have played sport all my life but I only really started ‘running’ in my late twenties. Before then the only time I ran was either training for or playing football, rugby or cricket. However as I… Read More My five reasons for loving running