Tomorrow is D-Day. Finally Manchester Marathon day has arrived. The day that we have stupidly agreed to run 26.2miles in raising money for Guide Dogs. So to enable us to hopefully complete the marathon without ‘hitting the wall’ too early we have been following a carb loading plan since Thursday. The whole concept of carb loading is that in general your body can only store … Continue reading #EatPastaRunFaster
A few weeks ago Hayley and I had the opportunity to go to a spin class at Spin Factory in Manchester. When I am not being mega lazy (unfortunately right now I am!), I go to at least one spin class a week… but this was a beast! On arrival we downloaded the app. which lets you register and buy credits at the click of … Continue reading A Perfect Saturday Morning
#30things + valentines weekend = trip to Bruges! 2016 is the year of #30things to celebrate Frankie’s 30th year (her birthday in April) and so we decided to try to cram in as much new stuff as possible. Neither of us had have been to Bruges so we got booked cheap Ryan Air flights out of Manchester & combined it with valentines weekend. Having done … Continue reading Beer, waffles & cobbled streets!
Sunday was an awesome day for many reasons. 1. Raising awareness for Cancer Research. 2. Heather & Bean’s first ever race. 3. Smashed our 10k PB! Frankie & I took part in the Manchester leg of the Winter Run Series 10k race around the Etihad Stadium. As those who have been reading our blog we have been running for a few years now & have … Continue reading Smashed it! PB!
I always thought of myself as a sporty kid. When I was in primary school & high school I played the usual school sports. I was rounders & hockey captain & played on the netball team, all to a high standard at school level. Obviously once I’d finished school & went to college & University I drifted away from sport. I played the occasional hockey … Continue reading Fitness family
I’ve been running now for about 2 weeks short of 2yrs. I remember that first run like it was yesterday. Depressed, overweight & just decided I was finally going to do something about it so I put on some old Asics trainers & ran. I ran 1 mile non stop in about 14min & I thought I was going to die! I carried on & … Continue reading The beauty of science & sport
Today I ran. I just ran for the hell of it. Ran for the fun of it. No panic about split times or average pace. No constantly checking my watch to see if I’m on target. Today I just ran. My marathon training is going well for the majority of the time. There are some hiccups with runs falling on the wrong type of shift … Continue reading Just run!