Are you thinking of climbing Snowdon for the very first time? It’s an achievable goal, but it’s no walk in the park, so read on before you start making your plans!
A few months ago I went on a big walk with my friend Laura, who said that she really wanted to climb Snowdon. “Well, let’s set a date then!”, I said, and thought absolutely no more of it. Mere days later there was a group chat, a date, and a beautiful cottage booked in the Welsh valleys, ready for a gang of girls to climb Mount Snowdon.
This past weekend I spent a brilliant few days in Ibiza Town, and although this wasn’t my first visit to the island it was my first visit eating a mainly plant-based diet so was an awesome opportunity to eat my way through all the vegan food in the city.
Everywhere has at least one decent vegan option (as in, not just a plate of chips!) and almost everywhere has soya milk, too, but I did my research and found the best places for vegan, plant-based food in Ibiza Town. I’d say it was a tough job but it really wasn’t – it was delicious! Read on to find out my favourite vegan restaurants for every meal.
Over the last weekend of May I cycled 100km from Windsor to London and back again, overnight, through one of the biggest storms I’ve ever known, all without training.
Can you cycle 100km without training? If you’re just here for the clickbait title, then yes, it’s possible. If you’re here to hear more about Women V Cancer Ride The Night 2018, then read on to hear about every stage of the journey, and the caveat to that initial sweeping statement!
Oh, hello May! You’ve heard me mention that almost every weekend in May I’m doing a challenge, and my mega month of challenges started with a big, sunny, sandy bang with Tribal Clash Portugal. It was an incredible weekend of friends, fitness and fun, and I’d recommend it to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
We were lucky to have an amazing team pieced together of friends from around the UK, including John and Leon from The Lean Machines, Georgina from Fitcetera, Rhian Pearson, plus Alex Millington, who stepped in last minute for our friend Zack who was resting before Regionals. We also had Ian Runs LDN as support team who took our awesome photos! Only Rhi had done the competition before, which was fortunate as she could use her experience to help strategise for the workouts. We finished 58th out of 131 teams overall and even finished 21st in the SUP race, so we were mega pleased with that!
Throughout the weekend I kept in mind what I’d want to know before my Tribal Clash, so here’s the 11 things I think you need to know before competing at your very first Tribal Clash competition.
If you’re new to running or back after a break to train for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run, then you may think that picking up niggles or even full-blown running injuries is inevitable and something you have to suck up while training – but this just isn’t true! Running injuries often arise from imbalances or weaknesses, which are then exasperated by the repetitive movement of running.
If you have an injury, then you must seek out advice from a qualified physiotherapist or practitioner to prevent it getting worse. Anyone worth their salt won’t stop you from exercising, but they will help stop your injury from getting worse. However, if you just have tightness or weakness that’s niggling while you run, then you can strengthen that area using strength training. Read on to find out my top exercises, focused on common niggles and injuries, all of which can be done at home with very minimal equipment.
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There’s been so many of you who have commented or messaged me to say you were signing up to an England Rugby Warrior Camp after reading my posts, which is amazing to hear! I’ve done two now – both were quite different to each other – so I thought I’d put together a little about what I learned as a newbie to women’s rugby.
In short, if you’re feeling nervous about trying rugby for the first time, then there’s absolutely no need to be. I’ve had loads of fun both times and everyone’s been really welcoming, so I’m confident you’ll enjoy it. Read on to find out my tips, then check out the remaining Warrior Camps available to book, and let me know how you get on!
This post is in collaboration with England Rugby Warrior Camps
There’s no doubt marathon training is tough for anybody, especially if it’s your first time, but I have a very personal reason as to why it was so hard for me.
I don’t want running a marathon to be something I dine out on forever, although I honestly think it may be the biggest thing I’ve ever achieved. It’s not something I would really like to do again but I’m glad I did it and I learned a lot about myself whilst doing it.
Seeing everyone training for their spring marathons makes me think about my own marathon training experience. As hard as I found the actual marathon, it was the training I found really tough, especially the longer runs. All but one I did by myself, which sent me to some dark places mentally and physically – but I’m so glad I did it that way, as it really helped me work through the grief of losing my dad. View Post