This week The Independent published an article about mums of young children feeling guilty when they take time for themselves to exercise. A poll conducted by Sport England highlighted that of the 1006 mothers with children under six surveyed 77% said they would like to do more exercise, with 61% admitting that they would feel… Continue reading Exercise vs Mum Guilt
We're half way through May which means I've reached the half way point for Miles for Mind. I challenged myself to run 75 miles across May in order to raise awareness around mental health and well being. I'll be honest, it's been a bit more of a bumpy ride to get here than I'd anticipated.… Continue reading Miles for Mind Update
I've a quick question, have you ever used a mantra when you've been running or doing any exercise where you've got to push yourself? If you pick a running magazine at the moment you're likely to come across an article extolling the virtues of having a mantra. Or that's how it feels to me. It… Continue reading Running mantras…yey or nay?
I need to try to mix up my running if I'm going to improve as I have a habit of just plodding along at the same pace no matter what type of training session I'm doing. Warm up, easy run, cool down, they all seem to be at the same pace. So it's time for… Continue reading Time for a new running challenge
I love a bit of race bling. I've always thought it's symbolic of the effort I've put in, both in terms of my training and the race itself. In the past I've always run for me, whether I've run as a member of a formal running club or more recently on my own. It's always… Continue reading Racing…is it all about the bling?
I want to put this out there at the top of this post. I love the boys to bits and would do anything for them. This includes when the eldest reverses up to me to ask me to check his pants for skid marks...whilst I'm sat down for dinner. Or when he finishes a poo… Continue reading Why this mumma runs