ExerPlan is the working title of a new app I’m working on, designed as a general exercise planner. In the past I used Excel to plan my running training. More recently I’ve started doing more types of exercise, such as strength training, yoga, and lots of walking. I wanted an app to record and monitor… Continue reading ExerPlan – Exercise Planning App
I love to exercise and be healthy, but the biggest struggle for me is always with food; I love the stuff and will happily consume my own bodyweight in chocolate if left unsupervised*! I love to eat out and one of the best discoveries of 2017 was a new restaurant that opened in St Helens… Continue reading Healthy Eating Or Fine Dining: Why Not Both?
Yesterday I had an hour’s coaching session with one of the run leaders from my running group Resolution Runners. The run leader is running the London Marathon in 2018 and is raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Part of her fund raising efforts are to offer an hour’s coaching to those who donate £20, so that’s… Continue reading Running Coaching Session
Last night I went running with my pals from the Resolution Runners running group. It was an out-and-back; we ran for 18 minutes one way and then 18 minutes back. It was roughly 6k. As I have set myself the Parkrun Top 100 Challenge I decided to try and keep pace with some of the faster… Continue reading This May Be Harder Than I Anticipated…
I have been running regularly for most of this year thanks to a kickstart provided by some “bad” blood test results which made me really question my health*. I immediately decided I needed to start running again, so I joined the Resolution Runners group in Newton. The group has motivated me to keep running, and… Continue reading Parkrun Top 100 Challenge
Running is a very cheap sport to get into. You only need some trainers and off you go. Which is why after re-booting my running career two months ago I’ve acquired (via gifts and my own purchases) running gear costing a substantial amount more than “very cheap”! I treated myself to a new pair of… Continue reading Inov 8 Roclite 305 First Run
This morning I ran in the “Run for The 96 5K” race in Stanley Park in Liverpool. The race is in its third year and is run to remember the 96 who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. It is also run to raise funds for Everton in the Community and the… Continue reading Run for The 96 5K
I started to run again about 8 weeks ago and already I’ve got the urge to run the fantastic-sounding race, Thunder Run! It’s a 24-hour event, and for me it would involve being part of an 8-person team, taking it in turns to run laps of a 10K course. I actually entered a team back in… Continue reading Thunder Run 2018?
I’ve been running since 2003, not continuously, I’ve had the odd break here and there, including a near 3-year hiatus when I moved to Newton in 2014. However, earlier this year I decided I needed to get back into running. Luckily for me I live a few minutes from the meeting point of a local… Continue reading Is Running My Resolution?