This time of year is always a bit grim in the UK right?…and I always long for a bit of winter sun, a break…a couple of days away from the big smoke to re-energise myself…it’s not so much the cold as the lack of sun. What can I say? I am a sunshine and margaritas…

So I am just going to say this right from the off. I am not the biggest fan of cross country running I’m sorry, I’m just not. The cold. The mud. The hills….I just can’t always face the idea of it, let alone the reality. Plus, I had to do it back in school in…

I may not be fast, I may not be all that strong…but boy am I tough that’s for sure, tough and I guess a little stupid. About two months ago I was approached by Tough Mudder to ask if I would like to take part in one of their events as part of a new…

Now I live in the city of London, and of course there are hills…but believe you me, I do everything I can to avoid them. I know, I know, hills are good for me, and help me develop strength and endurance…I just dislike them OK??? Well yesterday I couldn’t have avoided them even if I had…

Do you fancy doing Spartan with me Sis? Yeah OK, why not? Went the initial conversation in a bar over a few shandies a couple of weeks ago, and then last week she started to google what Spartan was and the fear began to set in But I don’t like Mud… Or heights… Or enclosed spaces……

To give you some context to this post…I am not in the best of shape fitness wise at the moment, OK, OK I ran the Berlin Half last weekend, but trust me my training has been very sporadic of late, especially any kind of cross training strength work. So when I got a call 3…

Yes you read that right. After saying NEVER AGAIN after my last terrifying obstacle race (which you can read about here) I have done a complete U turn and now have a place for a SPARTAN RACE happening in just 2 and a bit weeks time. Why? Well, because there is one taking place right…

I haven’t run at my local parkrun course since the 1st January, my first run of 2014 and on a course that was rather grim. I am not really used to running in muddy conditions, I don’t own any spikes and I worry about staying on my feet. But I got around the course in…

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