New blog name Running Happy

  I’m now blogging at Running Happy (runninghappy.co.uk) so please pop on over and bookmark the new address. If you follow me through Bloglovin’ or if you are subscribed through my newsletter you don’t have to do anything as I’ve done all the hard work for you. Why the change of name? Since taking part in… Continue Reading

End of November

  I’ve not done a weekly roundup since finishing my Trailffest training. To be honest I’ve not been that regular with my runs or workouts since the start of October. I’ve still managed at least two runs a week but these have been shorter ones with the Start to Run course and my lunchtime running… Continue Reading

Runner’s Gift List

Today I’m participating in the Tuesdays on the Run linkup with Marcia’s Healthy Slice, My No-Guilt Life and MCM Mama Runs. We are now only a week away from December and I feel it’s appropriate to mention the C word. Yes, that’s right, Christmas! I thought it would be a good time to do a… Continue Reading

Why I Run

I’m in the spotlight today as part of Kristy from Runaway Bridal Planner‘s Blog Hop. So hello to all my new readers! My blog is about running, with occasional forays into recipes and reviews. I like to write about my training for events as it keeps me focussed and hopefully will help other people who are… Continue Reading

Run with the Girls 10k

Run with the Girls 10k

Last Sunday me and my mum were up early to run a 10k race through Hyde Park, London. Run with the Girls is a new 10k race for women which we thought would be flat(ish) and a perfect race to do together. I was really looking forward to running this race with my mum. After the hills and…

Trailffest race review

Trailffest race review

I did it! I finished the Trailffest half marathon! Goodness me, it was a tough one, but oh so beautiful! The Trailffest team describe this half marathon as “one of the most scenic you could hope to run, with dramatic changes of scenery and terrain the whole way to the finish line” and they aren’t…

Trailffest Training week 9

Trailffest Training week 9

Trailffest Training Week 9 Not long now! My penultimate training week! My runs were fun this week, even leading the Bridging Group for an almost 6 mile run in torrential rain and a starless sky. I had a lovely run along canals with my mum and managed some hill repeats. It’s now less than a…

For the animals

For the animals

Today’s vegan Mofo prompt is to “honour a human or non-human animal who inspires your veganism”. It didn’t take me long to think of cows.    I love cows, even if I do feel a bit wary when running through a field of them. They are beautiful creatures, they form strong bonds and friendships in…

Trailffest Training week 8

Trailffest Training week 8

Trailffest Training Week 8 How did it get to week 8 so quickly? So week 8 was mainly to plan. I was paiming on Saturday so didn’t do parkrun but I incorporated the parkrun route into my long run on Sunday. I don’t know why but I felt really nervous before heading out for my long…

Favourite cookbooks

I don’t know about you but I have a number of cookbooks. However, I’m also someone who doesn’t use them as often as I should. When I first get a cookbook I read through it and then make two or three recipes and they tend to be the things I always cook from them. I’ll…

Vegan iron

Vegan iron

Today’s Vegan Mofo prompt asks me to focus on a nutrient so I thought I’d look at iron. Iron is an absolutely essential nutrient as it is a key component of hemoglobin which helps carry oxygen around the blood. It’s something that is important for everyone but especially for anyone who does a lot of…

Trailffest Training Week 7

Trailffest Training Week 7

Trailffest Training Week 7 I’ve really enjoyed this week’s training, I’m starting to feel like I’m almost prepared. So what did I do? So apart from not doing Pilates as there was no class, it was pretty much to plan. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever ran 5 times in one week. On…

Floral eats

Floral eats

It’s all about weird food combinations today. The thing is, though, I don’t think any of the food combinations I like are weird. Avocado and Vegemite on toast could be seen as strange, but wait until you try it. Banana soup is another one that might sound odd but the sweet creamy banana goes perfectly…