Easter Flapjack Nests

Happy Easter weekend! and happy long bank holiday weekend. These flapjack nests are a great way to bake at home this weekend as they’re Easter themed and don’t need eggs or flour, which are currently in short supply. This recipe is simple to follow, and difficult to mess up, but needs a little more time as you have to let the flapjacks cool, perfect for a weekend baking day. … More Easter Flapjack Nests

Yummy 5 ingredient flapjack

My life has descended into a curious trial of how many things I can prepare using porridge oats (which we seem to have accumulated in abundance over the previous 6 months). I’ve trialled and tested a few recipes and this one has become my firm favourite, and the best thing is it offers a slight degree of flexibility based on what is in your cupboards. So I present to you, the cupboard flapjacks … More Yummy 5 ingredient flapjack

No eggs, no flour, no problem- cupboard oatmeal, raisin and dark chocolate cookies

In an effort to stay sane, pass the time and use what we have in our cupboards I’ve been thinking about fun recipes that use simple products- products that there is a high chance we will have in our cupboards. I have run out of eggs and flour, which means my cookery skills are severely limited (that combined with the fact that 99.9% of the time I’m a rubbish baker). So I thought it was time to get experimenting. One firm favourite of mine is an oatmeal raisin cookie, so I had a go at making these with what I had at home- think of it as a science experiment. Whilst these aren’t going to win any awards anytime soon, this is a recipe that uses a bare minimum of products. I present to you, my oatmeal, raisin and (optional) dark chocolate cookies. … More No eggs, no flour, no problem- cupboard oatmeal, raisin and dark chocolate cookies

My cupboard granola recipe

I’ve been using the stay at home period to dabble with a bit of baking and whilst I won’t be rivalling Mary Berry anytime soon, my cupboard granola is one of my favourite things to make. Its also a great way to use up lots of the random bits and bobs in your cupboards. Please note I have no background in nutrition and 99.9% of the time I’m a terrible cook, but what I do know is that I love some homemade granola, alpro and berries to start the day- especially after a morning run.  … More My cupboard granola recipe

EVERYTHING you need to know about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 22

Want to know more about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 22? How does this compare to the GEL-NIMBUS 19, 20 (my old favourite!) or the 21 (definitely not my favourite!)? Tune in for my random running shoe ramblings. This is a non technical, review to cover everything you want to know about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS family! … More EVERYTHING you need to know about the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 22

Dealing with the highs and lows of training for an event

Training for an event, whether this be a 10k, half marathon, marathon or triathlon can be a real rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. One training session can leave you feeling sky high, whilst another may bring you crashing down. Any training block which takes you out of your comfort zone offers challenges (but opportunities too). Whether you’re riding a training block rollercoaster or want to prepare yourself for the journey ahead, read on for my top strategies for dealing with the highs and lows of training for an event. … More Dealing with the highs and lows of training for an event

ASICS EVORIDE vs ASICS GLIDERIDE: a random running rambling review

Want to know more about the new ASICS EVORIDE? Curious as to how this compares to the GLIDERIDE? and what on earth is a toe spring?! Tune in for my very random ramblings about shoes. Warning this is a non-technical review, if like me you’re confused by running shoe jargon, this is the one for you! … More ASICS EVORIDE vs ASICS GLIDERIDE: a random running rambling review

10 tips for anyone starting their fitness journey

So you’re ready to embark on your fitness or weight loss journey? Or you simply want to set some new goals and smash them? The last decade has been one of huge change for me. From being unable to run for a bus, to running marathons and participating in triathlons. It’s not all been plain sailing, there are always bumps in the road, but here are the valuable lessons I’ve learned along the way and I hope they help as you begin your journey or start planning your next goals … More 10 tips for anyone starting their fitness journey

Parkruns, marathons, triathlons and adventures: my 2019 highlights

I don’t know about you but, 2019 has been a funny year. It’s simultaneously felt like it has flown by, and yet at the same time felt like a never ending year where a lot of stuff has been crammed it. Marathons, triathlons, adventures and adult stuff like buying our first home- 2019 has had it all and picking a top 10 has been tricky so here’s a top 12!   … More Parkruns, marathons, triathlons and adventures: my 2019 highlights

Win a running holiday in the Pyrenees with Albera Expeditions

Last week I announced the biggest competition I’ve ever ran- a chance to win a week’s running holiday in the South of France with Albera Expeditions on the 1 – 8 June 2019. Albera Expeditions are a small, local tour company providing running holidays where you can immerse yourself in the local scenery and culture. … More Win a running holiday in the Pyrenees with Albera Expeditions