Thursday, 11 June 2015

Too cool for school


How are you?

I just received my super pink Race for Life laces and my running shoes are now even more neon than usual! They're also a bit grotty because I've been running in the rain a few times. I'm coming to the conclusion that I perform so much better in cool (bad) weather than in the summer sun. Maybe that's how my body works, or maybe I'm just not used to it yet, either way I'm hoping for a record cool July 4th!
While we're on the subject, does anyone have some great tips and tricks for blisters? (Sexy, I know.) I seem quite prone to them even though my shoes are fine, I have proper running socks and it's not like I run half a marathon each time. What can I do so I don't have to take breaks in between runs?

That's all for now. If you feel like supporting cancer research then you can still sponsor my charity run by clicking here. It's fast, easy, no amount is too small and it is very very much appreciated! Thank you. (I've written more about the race here.)

I hope you've had a good week so far and look forward to the weekend!

Friday, 5 June 2015

Bird babies!


As a Friday treat I wanted to share some cuteness. My local ponds are full of bird babies right now; ducks, geese and swans. I think H.C. Andersen was way off in writing that baby swans, (apparently called cygnets), are ugly. I think they are absolutely adorable!

The swan couple had seven cygnets in total and they were very protective of them. Apparently they didn't manage to get any babies last year so this time around they are extra careful. The black plastic things floating around aren't very pretty, but they help birds find a resting place and also get onto land where the edge is otherwise too high up.

I hope you have some cuteness in your life and look forward to a lovely weekend!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Please help me

Hello everyone!

I have a favour to ask. In January I mentioned I'm going to take part in one of Cancer Research UK's charity races; Race for Life. The race is now 5 weeks away and to support the great research that is being done, us racers try and raise extra money that can go towards more life saving work.
It's a 5k race. For seasoned runners that might sound like a pitiful distance. But I'm not a seasoned runner so for me it's a reasonable challenge and the point of the race is not to win a medal or beat a clock, it's to raise awareness and allow any woman, no matter what her body is currently going through, to take part.
Most of us will have some personal connection to the dreaded disease. I will be racing for my mum, who died 5 years ago. I will also be running for anyone else who has suffered, as a patient or a loved one. And finally I'm going to race for myself, because one day I might be in need of life saving treatment and hopefully, through research, it will have been discovered by then.
I know most of us are strapped for cash and there are so many good causes out there that it's hard to help everyone. This is my first ever charity race so it does feel a bit strange to ask, but if you do have an extra pound/dollar/euro, then I would be eternally grateful for your donation.

The race is at Hampstead Heath (London) on July 4th, 11am, if you'd like to come along and cheers us on! More info and the online donation page can be found HERE.

Thank you so much and have a great week!