MARATHON TRAINING PART THREE: IT’S ALL GONE TO SHIT.

MARATHON TRAINING PART THREE: IT’S ALL GONE TO SHIT.

How this didn’t happen sooner I don’t know, but here we are, there are just over three weeks to go until Edinburgh … View Post
MARATHON TRAINING: PART TWO, HALF WAY THERE.

MARATHON TRAINING: PART TWO, HALF WAY THERE.

Back in October I signed up to run a marathon and as of this morning, I am at the half way point. Literally. Today … View Post
SOME THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT EXERCISE

SOME THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT EXERCISE

By the time I started doing exercise, I didn’t know shit about it. Thanks in part to my abysmal physical education and, more … View Post
TRAINING FOR A MARATHON: PART ONE, THE BEGINNING

TRAINING FOR A MARATHON: PART ONE, THE BEGINNING

Back in October, I signed up to run Edinburgh Marathon. Three months have now passed since that moment of what can only be described … View Post
A BEGINNER TRIES BOXING AT KOBOX

A BEGINNER TRIES BOXING AT KOBOX

If exercising until you think you’re going to vomit is your sort of thing, then KOBOX is for you… A beginner tries is … View Post
A BEGINNER TRIES: BARRY’S BOOTCAMP

A BEGINNER TRIES: BARRY’S BOOTCAMP

Anyone that has ever so much of thought of attempting a fitness class in London, has heard of Barry’s Bootcamp. I knew when … View Post
GOING FOR A RUN WHEN YOU REALLY DON’T WANT TO GO FOR A RUN

GOING FOR A RUN WHEN YOU REALLY DON’T WANT TO GO FOR A RUN

Let me start by catching you up on a couple of things about me and my life right now: I’m signed up to … View Post
A BEGINNER TRIES: SPINNING AT PSYCLE LONDON

A BEGINNER TRIES: SPINNING AT PSYCLE LONDON

Welcome back to my ‘beginner tries’ series, where this week on the agenda is an hour sweating my tits off at one of Psycle … View Post
A BEGINNER TRIES: SWIMMING IN A PUBLIC POOL

A BEGINNER TRIES: SWIMMING IN A PUBLIC POOL

Hello and welcome to a new series I’m bringing to the blog: “a beginner tries...” which, funnily enough, will involve me, the beginner, … View Post
I’VE DECIDED TO RUN A MARATHON

I’VE DECIDED TO RUN A MARATHON

I’ve decided to run a marathon. No, you’re not dreaming and no, I’m not drunk: yesterday I signed up to run … View Post
LET’S TALK ABOUT INTIMIDATING GYM CLASSES

LET’S TALK ABOUT INTIMIDATING GYM CLASSES

I talk a lot about intimidating gym classes. This is rather impressive really, when you realise that I very rarely actually go to all … View Post
GETTING INTO YOGA AFTER YEARS OF ASSUMING I’D HATE IT

GETTING INTO YOGA AFTER YEARS OF ASSUMING I’D HATE IT

When I think of yoga, I think of everything that I am not. Good balance, smooth hair, triceps, nice toenails, abs, zen, a person … View Post
FROM NO MILES TO FIVE MILES IN A MONTH: HOW TO RUN FOR LONGER.

FROM NO MILES TO FIVE MILES IN A MONTH: HOW TO RUN FOR LONGER.

I DID IT! I RAN FIVE MILES! As January, finally, comes to a close, I am thrilled to announce that for the first time … View Post
HOW I KEEP RUNNING: DISTRACTING MYSELF AND PASSING THE TIME.

HOW I KEEP RUNNING: DISTRACTING MYSELF AND PASSING THE TIME.

Serious question, how many blog posts have I written over the last three years that start with “so, I’ve started running again…”? Too … View Post
WHEN YOU’RE THE MOST USELESS PERSON IN THE GYM

WHEN YOU’RE THE MOST USELESS PERSON IN THE GYM

Ask any woman what it is that stops them from going to the gym and most of them will tell you it’s a … View Post
A WEEK ON A BIKE FOR HELP FOR HEROES

A WEEK ON A BIKE FOR HELP FOR HEROES

Last night I returned home from a week’s cycling; 350 miles across three countries in five days with a group of wounded, sick and … View Post
MY TRIATHLON: “I’VE STARTED SO I’LL FINISH…”

MY TRIATHLON: “I’VE STARTED SO I’LL FINISH…”

Don’t ask me why, but three days ago I did a triathlon. Some of you who have been here for a while may … View Post
MY FIRST HALF MARATHON – LET SELF DOUBT BE YOUR INCENTIVE…

MY FIRST HALF MARATHON – LET SELF DOUBT BE YOUR INCENTIVE…

“If you doubt your ability to finish, do not start.” – FUCK THAT. On Sunday, I ran my first half marathon. I’ll say that … View Post
IT’S OKAY TO LET YOUR FITNESS SLIDE

IT’S OKAY TO LET YOUR FITNESS SLIDE

As any regular readers of the blog over the last few weeks will know, I have been on quite the adventure recently with a 10 … View Post
THE ONE THING THAT YOU REALLY NEED IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING FIT

THE ONE THING THAT YOU REALLY NEED IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING FIT

As a lot of you guys will know by now, I am nearly two weeks into my 10-Weeks-To-Fitness challenge, in which I am trying … View Post