Running Tips for Beginners

Running can be a great form of cardio but it certainly isn’t easy, especially for a beginner. When I first started my running journey I could barely run 1K without stopping. I was out of breath, wearing my cotton jogging bottoms, an old tired sports bar and, what I like to call, “fashion trainers”. Suffice to say, I quickly learnt the value of a good workout outfit and proper running gear. Now that’s not to Read More…

Monster Race

“If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. If you can’t crawl, find someone to carry you”. – Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly. In July I signed up for the Winter Monster Race in Wiltshire with some of my colleagues, where we raised money for a local children’s charity: Cirencester Opportunity Group who support children with physical and learning disabilities (you can sponsor us here, if you want to). The Monster races are obstacle Read More…

Wicksteed Fitness Playgrounds and Outdoor Gyms

Some of my colleagues and I have recently signed up for the Monster Race this year, which is a 5km or 10km obstacle course with mud, water and man made obstacles to conquer (we’re signed up for the 10km); I started my training for it at the weekend. Today’s training was interval running followed by yoga, but I also had an impromptu workout in a local park! I warmed up with a 10 minute run Read More…