I am taking some time off from work, so what is a better way to kick start a week than with a good ol’ fashioned cross-country 10k in the Chiltern Hills? A few of my running buddies signed up for the infamous Frieth Hilly race, so I didn’t want to feel left out. Obviously. This was also a very special occasion as the race celebrated its 10th birthday this year, offering runners the original 10k route and a slightly flatter 5k run. With its route through some breathtaking scenery across the Chilterns countryside, this race is known to be one…

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It was World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, so I wanted to take this opportunity to open up about what has been going on in my life in the past few months (and which have kept me from writing as much as I wanted to). I also wanted to share some important lessons that have helped keep my sanity intact. It is important that we talk about mental health and how we can find ways to combat issues: according to the mental health charity, Mind, “approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health…

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Even though this year my primary focus is on running half marathons, I could not resist entering this scenic 10k race during the Richmond Running Festival weekend in the beautiful grounds of Kew Gardens. I would have also loved to sign up for the half marathon which was happening the next day, however, on this occasion, I let common sense prevail – racing hard at both events would have probably been too much for my injury-prone body to bear, and on the other hand, what is the point of signing up for a race if you need to switch to…

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A lot of us think we eat pretty healthily and only cheat once in a while. I am one of these people – at the end of the day, I regularly blog and post onto social media about the things I do for my fitness and the healthy stuff I eat, trying to be a role model and so on, so I must be doing everything right, right? Errr, wrong. The truth is that as soon as I started tracking everything that I put into my mouth for a few weeks on a daily basis by using a food diary,…

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My Hubby and I love embarking on outdoor adventures together. This summer we wanted to venture a bit further than we had ever been before – so we decided to do a few days of hiking on the Isle of Skye. The Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides group, and is the second largest island of Scotland, boasting some of the most stunning landscapes. On Skye you will find velvet moors, sparkling lochs, magnificent peaks, jutting ridges, imposing pinnacles and towering sea cliffs which are nothing short of majestic and have featured in many movies. Be…

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