6 things you need to know about barefoot running

Nearly six years ago, we were heading for New Zealand on our honeymoon. With a couple of hours to kill at the airport, I realised I hadn’t brought a book. After a quick glance around the airport bookshop, I grabbed a copy of Christopher Mcdougall’s Born to Run. To this day it is by some distance the best book I’ve ever read. It was also my introduction to barefoot running. Since then, I’ve been reading about the concept of barefoot running and even dabbling in it myself. So here are 6 things you need to know about barefoot running and why…

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The day we went for a run with Dame Jessica Ennis Hill

Blogging has offered me some amazing opportunities over the years, but this has to be the best. A few weeks ago, Vitality Move got in touch and asked if we’d like to train with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. Fast forward to Monday and there we were, huddled under a bridge in the pouring rain listening to Lia telling Jess not to run too fast in case she banged her chin. The Vitality Move Fitness and music Festival The Vitality Move Fitness and music Festival is taking place at two venues – Chatsworth House (9th July) and Windsor Great Park (17th September).…

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#VitalityMove family friendly fitness and music festival

I’m delighted to be working with Vitality to train for their Vitality Move family friendly fitness and music festival. The festival was created in collaboration with Olympian Jess Ennis-Hill and DJ Trevor Nelson and takes place in two incredible locations – Chatsworth House on Sunday 9th July and Windsor Great Park on Sunday 17th September. My training goals for this year Back in December, I decided I wanted to take on a challenge this year. I knew I wouldn’t have time to train for an Ironman which is my ultimate goal, but I hoped I’d find the time to train…

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10 family friendly ways to exercise

I’m guilty of over-indulging during the festive period. And now it’s finally January, I really do need to engage in a rather healthier lifestyle. I’ve entered a half-ironman for June and if I’m not ready, it’s going to finish me off. I’m going on a sugar detox but like most parents, I struggle to find the time to fit in exercise. At the moment my husband is away, so popping out for a run in the evening isn’t an option. So I’ve come up with 10 family friendly ways to exercise. 1. Go walking as a family The likelihood is the…

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Sugar Detox to get healthy in the New Year

I don’t know about you, but I’m done with the excesses of Christmas. But I’m not done with it in a ‘ready to stop’ sort of way. I’m just looking to my annual January health kick, and this year it will involve a sugar detox. Christmas is the one time when I manage to totally stop working for a few days and relax. And like most people, this results in self-reflection and a few life-changes for the New Year. Health-wise, I feel like I’m on a slippery slope at the moment. I’m consistently attempting to eat better, exercise more and…

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TomTom Touch Fitness Tracker – Review

A few months ago, I reviewed the TomTom Spark Cardio sports watch. I absolutely loved all the functionality of the watch and have been using it ever since. The only thing I was a little unsure of was the size of Spark Cardio. It’s a great watch with incredible functionality, but it looks a bit bulky on my arm. So I was extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to review one of TomTom’s latest gadgets, the TomTom Touch fitness tracker. TomTom Touch Fitness Tracker – Aesthetics The TomTom Touch is a fitness tracker rather than a sports watch. The huge advantage of the…

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Run Walk Crawl Gower 50 – Review

I know what you’re thinking. You don’t expect to go to a family blog and find a review of an ultramarathon. But occasionally it doesn’t hurt to try something a bit different, so this is my review of the Run Walk Crawl Gower 50. Who knows, it might inspire somebody else to give it a go. On Saturday I set off at 7.40am from Llanmadoc with 180 other people and one dog (Bubbles) to circumnavigate the whole of the Gower Peninsula on foot. That’s a total of 50 miles. Run Walk Crawl Gower 50 – the route The vast majority of the route follows…

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