Get Active Month: Rest is prepation too

In just over a week I am aiming to compete my mental health 10k run. I am training for this event to make sure I am race ready for 1 May. I am following a workout schedule to prepare for this, but that does not mean that rest and recovery time has gone out of…

Get Active Blog: Shake it up

It has definitely felt like early spring this weekend. Bright sunshine, clear skies and the first flowers of spring are blooming. I am still managing/working around a shoulder injury, so I decided to use the improved weather to shake things up with my running. I took the opportunity to visit local country parks that, during…

Get Active Blog: The Journey

I often get asked why exercise is so important to me.  Mainly I enjoy it, the escapism, the challenge and the feeling of progression.  Not only that, it helps me manage a medical condition and it has been essential for my mental health since 2007. My fitness journey has never been about just one thing,…

Get Active Blog: I’m Resting Up

Today I’ve had to take an extra rest day, after weeks of higher intensity training, the muscle soreness has caught up with me… significantly.  I am not new to exercise, and therefore I plan workouts carefully to have higher and lower intensity days, whilst maintaining one full rest day per week.  But over time it…

Get Active Blog: Adaptation

Adapting your workouts is key to keeping active whilst also factoring in life. Life is messy and is largely out of our control, basically sh*t happens. Adaptation of our exercises can allow for us to work through these times. Winter is a great example of this. If you enjoy running, as I do, the weather…

Get Active blog: Mind and Body

I’ve finally settled on a name for my exercise blog that launched when I wrote a blog entry on going back to running.  This is my Get Active blog. Running has become a great way to help me process my day.  I have lots of techniques to process how I feel, and events in life. …