Blog: Go with gratitude

  I’ve had a couple of weekend away recently. One took me to somewhere new, and this weekend has taken me to an area I love. I know the area well and have many memories linked to this area. I am currently writing this at Rievaulx abbey in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. I’m away at my…

My IDONTMIND Mental Health Run

I am back after my caravan holiday in North Yorkshire.  During my stay I completed my 10K Mental Health Run.  I will talk about how it went below, but I’d first like to share the video I produced about my mental health run.  Share this journey with me, see the scenery and here why conversations…

Blog: We ALL have mental health

I am taking a long weekend, and will also be on holiday from tomorrow morning too. Its been a very busy week, after a full day delivering training yesterday my voice is struggling this morning.  Definitely ready for some me time! Over the weekend I will be doing my IDONTMIND Mental Health run.  I’ve been…

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: 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…

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…

‘Be kind to yourself’: experts’ tips on coping with lockdown stress

For many the latest lockdown has been harder to deal with than the previous ones and psychologists are reporting a rise in people experiencing the symptoms of sustained stress similar to burnout at work, including problems with sleep and concentration. However, there are ways to help deal with current uncertainty, and below are a selection of expert…

The joy of steps: 20 ways to give purpose to your daily walk

The weather is rubbish, there is nowhere to go and, bereft of the joys of spring, the daily lockdown walk can feel pointless. But, of course, it is not: the mental and physical health perks of exercise are immune to seasonal changes. We need to gallivant around outside in daylight so that our circadian rhythms…

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…