On Sunday 23rd April 2017, I’m going to be running my 4th London marathon and fifth marathon in total.  Seeing this hashtag on the London marathon page, got me thinking about my #reasontorun.  Firstly my reason for running on Sunday will be to fulfill my commitment to my gold bond marathon place which Brathay have … More #reasontorun


It’s always nice playing tourist in your area. Dalemain was another of those places I have visited countless times with work but never explored. Dalemain is a few miles outside Penrith. The name Dalemain means ‘manor in the valley’, there has been a settlement in it’s position since the time of the Saxons. The house … More Dalemain 

Dear Body

You have shown me how strong you are.  At the beginning of 2017 you were coughing and spluttering and you were not in a good way.  I was frustrated with you for not being able to do much exercise.  I am sorry about that. Slowly you rebuilt yourself getting stronger each week, as I pushed … More Dear Body


I love the power of social media, a lady called Rebecca had been following me on Instagram for ages. I got a message from her to say how much she loved my blog, she was relocating to the area and did I want my lashes done for a special price.  I had party lashes done … More Lashtastic

Week 15

After my last long run, I was feeling pleased that I was heading for the taper. Taking it a bit easier to prep my body for the big day. Maybe because I’m older than when I did my first marathon, I’m feeling tired. Not sleeping great and my body is still thinking it’s on winter … More Week 15

Beer is the answer….. 

Now what was the question?? Whenever I do a long run or fell walk my reward is a nice bottle of beer. Beer contains the perfect mix of sugary carbs, a hint of electrolytes, and a few helpful plant-based nutrients that come from the hops, yeast, and barley. Makes it practically healthy. 


When I post about HIIT on my social media feed, people often ask what is this?  HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your … More HIIT


Life is hard at times, I find myself thinking have I made any progress. I’ve enjoyed writing my weekly updates on my training journey for the London marathon. Reading back at week 1 when I was struggling to run 3 miles to now having miles banked in my legs for actually running the marathon. I … More Progress