5 Reasons to Stretch

When I first started going out walking, I always used to stretch after my workout. I figured getting warmed up should be enough. However, I later learnt that it is important to stretch. It helps with all the above and I’ve found that it helps immensely. I recommend everyone implements this best practice into allContinue reading “5 Reasons to Stretch”

Why Plant-Based?

Why PlantBased? For the Animals Years ago, I was off work due to feeling ill. While in bed and when I owned a television, I clicked onto a link via Twitter. It took me to YouTube – A video of workers shoving metal tubes down the throats of geese, force-feeding them to make Foie Gras!Continue reading “Why Plant-Based?”

Christmas Day Running

Christmas Day Running It’s Christmas Day – Today marks a day that many people around the world will be opening gifts and stuffing their faces with too much food. I’m off for a morning run – haven’t been out running in a while. I’m nervous! It’s starting over again. But shyness won’t allow me toContinue reading “Christmas Day Running”

Missed Marathon

Photo credit: Unsplash The day of the ½ Marathon. I had to withdraw, due to coming down with a dreadful cold, days before the event. I felt despondent, like a failure before failing. I even talked myself into attending but only walking through, rather than anything more strenuous. My mind wanted to participate, but myContinue reading “Missed Marathon”

Get The Strap

Right before my morning run, my 5-day old Fitbit strap crumbled right beforemy eyes. The parts that you connect to hold the device in place. I was quite annoyed and resorted to using sticky tape for me to complete myrun. My run was stronger than previously, and my mind was more alert. Throughoutmy day, IContinue reading “Get The Strap”

Couch to 5KM App

Recently I was browsing through the NHS website, reading up on advice for coughs. And found an article on getting fitter…this piece led to information on the Couch to 5 KM running app. It states that it helps you get running within nine weeks. I browsed through some of the many reviews, predominantly via InstagramContinue reading “Couch to 5KM App”

Yoga FLAME/SHAME(?) nah.

Yesterday, I attended my first yoga-class. (First in about 10 years.) the teacher said we were not allowed to drink any water during. I wasn’t happy about that and considered walking out. But I stayed and breathed on. Before starting, I asked the yoga teacher if it is aimed at ‘beginners?’ He said, ‘anyone canContinue reading “Yoga FLAME/SHAME(?) nah.”

Half Marathon

I’ve signed up to the Birmingham half marathon 😅 Believe this or not, I completed this last year. However, before and after the event I chowed down on junk food and had intervals of ‘healthy eating,’ completing 21 days of Veganuary. However, as per usual, just like the last 10+ years of living unhealthy, IContinue reading “Half Marathon”