Get Active: Mental Health Run training

I mentioned that I am doing the IDONTMIND Mental Health run or walk over May.  I am currently training for this event, as I will be running 10KM on a path in the North Yorkshire moors. I’ve done two shorter runs this week, which were proceeded by very long walks of 10 and 6 miles…

IDONTMIND: Mental Health Run/Walk in May

In May 2021 Danny and I are taking part in the IDONTMIND Mental Health run or walk. This is a free to enter event, where you undertake a run or a walk at any point during the month of May.  You can choose a distance of 5km, 10km or a half marathon. This event is…

Get Active Blog: Moving on up

I took a long weekend last week to give myself a little headspace, but also to give myself an opportunity to drive out and run somewhere different. I am glad I did. I ran around a country park, around a beautiful lake and through the woods.  The change of scenery was really refreshing after months…

Motivation: so what is it?

Motivation – it is something we need in life to progress. It can cover all areas of life from exercise, to our social life and even our careers. Motivation – a definition Motivation is a reason for actions, willingness, and goals. Motivation is derived from the word motive, or a need that requires satisfaction. These…

Couch to 5K

New to fitness, but don’t know where to start? Want to give running ago, but not quite sure how to progress? If you answered yes to either of those questions you might be interested in the couch to 5K running programme from the NHS. Over a nine week period it will help you start a…

Miles for Mind

I’ve not been feeling great recently. A mixture of the January blues, lockdown and all in between. Running has been a big part of my life for a good few years. It’s something that provides me time to process my thoughts. Over the last few months it became a chore and I found that I…

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…

Stuck inside feeling lockdown-anxious?

Get off the sofa and become an ‘exerciser’ ‘Old friends get you doing the strangest things and so it was that, after a fish supper in a beachside café in West Wittering between lockdowns, I found myself catching one friend as she fell off the other friend’s stationary training bike in her spare bedroom. The…

Blog: A time to reflect

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 brings good health and happiness to you all. Over the Christmas break, I was watching the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special from 2019 with my wife. It triggered a conversation as to how different “our world” was just 12 months ago when we had watched it previously. My initial…