Barefoot, or minimalistic shoes, is a trend growing in popularity as people embrace the health and wellbeing benefits of feeling the ground beneath their feet. The long term effect of barefoot living is still being researched but the short term benefits are compelling many people to give it ago. The History of the Running Shoe So if minimalistic shoes are the way forward why are … Continue reading The Benefits of Being Barefoot.
Why does it matter? Working out what to eat post workout is just as important as what you eat before your session. When you exercise the glycogen stores in your muscles are used and some of your muscles are also broken down or damaged. After exercising your body tries to replenish these stores and repair your muscles. It is recommended to eat plenty of carbs … Continue reading Post-Workout Nutrition: how to get the most from your post-workout meal.
Many people have dug out their running gear again with lockdown 3.0 in full swing. Things are now different though. It is not T-shirt and shorts weather anymore. But with a huge number of beginner runners this year, you will have to go about your running tactics differently. Below are the sections we all need to consider when running in winter weather conditions. Dress for the weather In … Continue reading Winter Running Tips
We are back! We have been working hard behind the scenes for many months to ensure the gym is as safe as possible ready for your return. With many of us not performing much weight training since March, it is safe to say we are eager to get back into the swing of things. Below you will find my go to plan for when I … Continue reading Easing your body back into weight training
During these unprecedented times it can be hard to complete the physical exercise we enjoy as we are adapting to life under lockdown. Due to the closures of gyms and social areas across the country by the government it has become a greater challenge for everyone to maintain their physical activity needs. I will be going through ideas in which will help to improve motivation … Continue reading Isolation Motivation
Thousands of leisure centres and gyms across the country have been forced to close due to the government lockdown. This has affected and disrupted almost every gym goer’s routine in some way or another. On the bright side we have seen a huge increase in people trying out the age-old form of exercise which is running. I will share with you some of the things … Continue reading The Isolation Running Bug
Tiegan Alexander, 18 and Ella Tomlinson, 15 have been selected for Team GB’s women’s under 19s squad. Both Tiegan and Ella joined the Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club at ages 10 and 9 respectively and have played for Rochdale’s junior teams, and also the Manchester C team and Lancashire Ladies in recent years. Isaac Rhodes-Dawson, 17 has also been selected for the men’s under 19s squad. … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey players selected for GB Team
The last few weeks has been mixture of highs and lows. I have had a couple of PB’s on shorter runs and then other runs I felt like I have been hitting a wall and not getting any progress. I have kept consistent and I am seeing the rewards of putting the miles in and focusing on specific training styles rather than just getting out … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9
As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3
Today is International Women’s Day. Last year I wrote a post on empowering women, you can read it here. Just under 12 months on and everything I wrote is still as relevant as it was then. Society still bombards us with pressure to look perfect. This is one of the reasons I’m so passionate about making women feel empowered. I had a conversation with a … Continue reading A real woman is whatever she wants to be.