Donna Louise 5k Fun Run

I entered the Donna Louise 5k fun run at Trentham Gardens as something to aim for and keep me on track. I was going through a bit of a “race excitement” moment and was looking for local 5k’s to enter … Continue reading

Why volunteer

I’ve been volunteering as Beaver Scout Leader for my local Scout Group for nearly 10 years now, but I don’t see myself as a volunteer, I just see it as something I do. My hobby. You should enjoy your volunteering … Continue reading

Wearing pink doesn’t make me a girly girl

I’ve been a tomboy for as long as I can remember, always rebelling against anything girly, which of course meant hating the colour pink. I remember walking home from primary school telling my Mum how wearing a skirt was stupid … Continue reading

The unexpected happenings of living on a farm

Yesterday Ash and I were sat in the garden having a BBQ, watching a hot air balloon fly slowly towards the house. As it got closer and closer it got lower and lower and then landed in one of our … Continue reading

Neewa Canicross Belt

When I started the Couch to 5k program in January I really started to look in to Canicross with more interest. For anyone who doesn’t know, Canicross is a sport where you run with your dog attached to you. It’s … Continue reading

The Troll Run

What a mad day. I don’t even know where to start. We agreed to do the Troll Run a while ago when I was first getting in to the habit of running and going to Parkruns. Although I’d heard a … Continue reading

The only competition that matters is with yourself

I’m always comparing myself to other people, I’m awful at it. They’re faster than me, they’re stronger than me, they’re more confident than me. As I’ve been learning to run I’ve constantly been comparing my time and pace to others, … Continue reading

Newbie runner mistakes

I’m by no means a running expert, but now that I have been running several times a week for over a month and have been along to a couple of Parkrun events I’ve already learnt a few hard lessons about … Continue reading

Things I’ve learnt since living alone

It’s been 12 months since Ash and I moved out of our own parents’ homes and in to our new house together. I’ll hold my hands up and say I was quite lazy while living with parents so it’s been … Continue reading

My first Parkrun

I’ve heard about Parkrun from a few of my friends and a couple of them have been encouraging me to go along to a local one at Cannock Chase and just run at whatever Couch 2 5k pace I’m currently … Continue reading

Race for Life Pretty Muddy

What. A. LAUGH! Pretty Muddy, Race for Life for Cancer Research. Phew! Earlier this year my best friend pushed me to enter this. 5k race with muddy obstacles, sounds right up my street! (Well, except for running 5k!). Unfortunately I … Continue reading

Helvellyn!

Two years after we conquered Scafell Pike the four of us set off for the weekend to tick off another peak from our wish list. I’m not any fitter than I was when I did Scafell, and actually due to … Continue reading

Summer favourites

Now that summer is over I thought I’d look back at the products I’ve been reaching for the most this season. They’re not really specific summer items so useful all year round. Dog stuff first! Cocktail sausages When you’re training … Continue reading

Zebby goes camping

Due to calving and other commitments Ash and I had one chance to get away and go camping this summer, so despite having a young puppy we thought we may as well get him used to it now and get … Continue reading

#Farm24

#Farm24 happened on Thursday 10th August. Sponsored by Morrisons, it is designed to spread the message and raise awareness about the hard work and passion that goes in to British farming. From 5am on 10th to 5am on 11th farmers … Continue reading