Oh, 2017. This year started well, running-wise. I took a lovely lady’s place in the London Winter Run 10K and met some fellow runners; then I took someone’s place in the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon – an event which I had been avoiding for years due to the severe profile – and still managed to… Continue reading 2017 in Review
I’ve blogged a few times before about my love of Jawbone activity trackers - here and here are just two examples. They look good, are super easy to set up and use, have always been pretty accurate and I’ve been loyal to the brand for a few years now. However, last month my Jawbone UP3… Continue reading Jawbone vs Fitbit
I love activity trackers. My first was a black Jawbone UP24 purchased spontaneously this time last year, and I loved it. I treated myself to an upgrade - a grey UP2 - after New Year, and loved it a little bit more. Sadly it disappeared off my wrist unnoticed somewhere in London on a night out,… Continue reading Time for a new Jawbone!
I’ve participated in the 8 mile Hospice in the Weald Tunbridge Wells Moonlight Walk for years, often completing it with my mum and sister and making it an annual family tradition. In 2013 I took part alone as mum had other plans, and I met some lovely people on the walk who I’m still in… Continue reading The Magnificent Moonlight Walk
A few weeks ago I saw a fellow runner displaying his very impressive medal collection on Twitter, and announcing that he had now earned his 100th medal. It was inspiring and had me aching to get my medals out and count them. I purchased a medal hanger a year ago but due to going from… Continue reading Entering the VLM, 88 medals & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
It’s been an odd month. Along with a very high task load at work and helping my mum move out of our childhood house, I lost my Jawbone UP2 (it randomly fell off my wrist while I was out and about in London; I didn’t feel it come off and have no idea where it… Continue reading Come back, running mojo!
I took part in my first ever half marathon in October 2015, the Royal Parks half in London, and absolutely loved it (you can read my full write-up HERE). In January 2016 I unexpectedly won a place in the Brighton Vitality half marathon thanks to a Facebook competition, and could only hope that the event… Continue reading Brighton Vitality half marathon race review
Only a few days to go until I participate in my next half marathon, the Brighton Vitality, on Sunday 28 Feb! I have my race outfit planned and a physio session booked in for the day before, to get one final stretch and then strapped up with K-tape. My fridge is full of pasta parcels… Continue reading Race preparation and BOUNTS
On 4th January I accidently stumbled across a post on Facebook from Vitality UK, offering a chance to win a place for you and a friend in February’s Brighton half marathon. In a rush and not expecting to be considered in the slightest, I jotted down the first honest thing which came into my head… Continue reading Awesome competition win and NEW SHOES!
I mentioned in a previous post that, personally, I like New Year’s Resolutions. When is it ever a bad idea to have realistic and achievable goals and targets? I didn’t have a set resolution as such for 2016, but I did want to feel healthier, fitter and run more half marathons. I invested in a… Continue reading ‘New Year, New Me!’
So, following my first ever half marathon at the Royal Parks event in October, where I realised that 13.1miles isn’t as challenging or as tough as I’d first envisaged, I’m now in the frame of mind where the thought of travelling all over the UK to attend 10K events isn't the best use of time.… Continue reading New Year, new goals!
I was surfing Groupon one evening, bored and seeking some solace in online shopping, as you do, when I saw a Jawbone on offer. For those who don’t know, Jawbone calls itself “a world-leader in consumer technology and wearable devices, building hardware products and software platforms powered by data science.” Launched in November 2013, Jawbone… Continue reading My jazzy Jawbone