running half marathon

Half Marathon

Well I can’t quite believe it but I have run a half marathon! All the preparation during the past year has led up to this event and it feels totally surreal that it’s happened. I started the year barely able to run a 3K and now I have completed 21K. Running a half marathon is…

running injuries

I Hate Injuries

I’ve been training for a half marathon for about eight months now and despite a few blisters and a bit of knee pain, I haven’t really suffered too badly with injuries. And up until about two weeks ago I was feeling rather smug about this. Through reading countless blog posts and books on running I’ve found…

lean and clean

Clean and Lean Review

It’s been two weeks of the clean and lean programme – so am I converted? Or ready to quit? I have to say that overall the two weeks has been pretty challenging. I only managed Mon-Fri for two weeks as I found it impossible to carry on the cleanse during weekends visiting friends. If I…

salmon

Clean and Lean Day Three

I missed posting about Clean and Lean day two but to be honest you didn’t miss much. I was terribly grumpy, hungry and didn’t feel like doing much. Luckily, that’s changed today and I am starting to feel the benefits of a ‘clean’ eating program after finishing day three. My stomach has definitely stopped bloating so…

healthy recipes

Clean and Lean Day One

I have wanted to try some sort of kick-start eating program for a while. Although I consider myself to be fairly healthy when it comes to food choices in the week and I love experimenting with healthy recipes, my willpower seems to go out of the window when it comes to the weekend. It’s like…

1 Day Juice Detox

I have wanted to try a juice cleanse for a while, mainly because I have seen so many people doing them! I heard of Jason Vale or the ‘juice master’ a while ago and also have his book so I’ve been interested in the research behind juicing for some time. Apparently it can be good for you – it…

Discovering Outdoor Running

I have never really enjoyed running and the thought of outdoor running, once upon a time, made me feel physically sick. Running, non-stop through all sorts of terrain and all sorts of weather? Not happening. But, after starting to run outdoors, I can’t believe I have put it off for so long. When I first…