My Hubby and I spent Christmas and New Year with our friends Tobias and Rayanna in Germany, in a charming little town called Dettingen unter Teck, near Stuttgart. They are one of our best friends and needless to say, we could not wait to see them again! The week we spent together was a happy and very relaxing reunion, and at the same time, an interesting experience living under the same roof with a toddler and a baby! One of the highlights of our holiday was joining the 36th annual Silvesterlauf in the neighbouring town, Kirchheim. This free ‘fun run’…

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Having been inspired by some of the talks at the VegFest event this October, I have started experimenting with a more plant-based lifestyle – I figured I had nothing to lose and this could be an interesting experience, if nothing else. In fact, I have just signed up for the Veganuary challenge for January next year, whereby I will attempt to go vegan for a full month, cutting out all animal foods. Eek. The truth is, after VegFest, I have started making a conscious effort to reduce the amount of animal foods in my diet and substitute them with plant…

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One evening, on my way home from work on the train, I was reading the latest issue of the Runners World Magazine. An article caught my eye in the race reviews section about a scenic winter cross-country race, on the borders of Oxfordshire and Berkshire – the Mapledurham 10 by My Sporting Times Events. I remember almost instantly feeling an itch to sign up for this race, despite the course profile promising to be quite tough and most likely to be a mud-fest (not something that usually deters me…). I found out that this race is part of a special…

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This post has been inspired by a talk that I attended at VegFest this October called ‘Having the Mindset of a Champion’ by Nimai Delgado. Warning for the Ladies: this post contains a generous number of  images of a very attractive young man and his well chiselled muscles. So just in case, you might want to proceed reading this article out of your boyfriend’s/husband’s eyesight, and definitely not at work 🙂 Nimai is a natural, vegan IFBB professional bodybuilder and online fitness & nutritional coach. He was raised on a lacto-vegetarian diet since birth and has never consumed any meat…

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This blog post is a summary and an extension of Amanda Hamilton‘s workshop titled ‘The Importance of Optimum Gut Health’ which I attended at this year’s VegFest in London, at the Vegan Health Summit. I have found her talk to be a real eye-opener because until that day, I hadn’t really thought much about my gut in the context of my own health and fitness – however, after listening to Amanda, it seems that gut health is something that we all should concern ourselves with, regardless of whether we have existing digestive issues or not! Amanda is resident nutritionist on…

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