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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It’s been a while since I updated my blog and there are many reasons for this – I have been away on holiday at my brother’s wedding and have been extremely busy at work after transferring into a different department. To cut a long story short, there has been a lot on my plate recently, so blogging and social media stuff had to take the back seat for a while! The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon at the beginning of July has been a particular highlight to my summer so far and has been the ‘halfway’ marker as being the 6th…

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Earlier this month, I completed my 5th half marathon this year which turned out to be a very unique experience in many ways! My latest race took place at a very iconic venue, at the RAF airbase in Upper Heyford, near Oxford. Chances are that you have never heard about this place so here are a couple of interesting facts for starters: It is one of the world’s oldest military air bases – approximately 100 years old. It officially closed in December 1993, so it has not been maintained formally in more than two decades. The airbase, which was home…

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