January 27, 2016

 

I can still clearly remember my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award back when I was thirteen or fourteen years old. We were about to go out on our actual expedition in Wales.

 

The challenge of walking fifty miles over three or four days was overwhelming. I honestly didn’t know if I was capable of completing such a challenge. Everything involved from planning the route, deciding what to pack, walking in wal...

January 26, 2016

Susie Cheetham - Professional Triathlete. 6th place at Kona 2015.

January 23, 2016

Obviously I should have written this post closer to the start of the year!

 

I have no idea where the past few weeks have gone! A few weeks ago I was in the cold in the UK and now I’m in the heat and sunshine of Melbourne!

 

Time is going quickly, and the weeks are zipping past, but it’s never to later to look back and reflect on what’s happened and what’s gone on over the previous 12 months.

 

 

I love th...

January 21, 2016

Goal Creep….

 

Have you guys ever had this? 

 

A year ago today I couldn’t even imagine getting to the start line let alone finishing the Marathon des Sables! Now twelve months later a lot has happened. I feel like I’m physically better, I do feel strong, fit and healthy but a very small part of me is still a little concerned that I may not be back up to my best. So hold something back and don’t go full o...

January 20, 2016

 

I have such a massive list and it keeps on growing!!

 

I would love to go and visit the Lost City in Colombia.

 

I would love to go and climb Mt. Elbrus (part of the seven summits!).

 

I would love to walk the great wall of China.

 

I still haven't done the three peaks challenge yet!! I’ve been trying to do that for the past few years and I just keep missing it! But I will do the three peaks challenge at...

January 18, 2016

Arry Beresford-Webb - First person to run 1027 miles around the perimeter of Wales! Over 39 marathons in 40 days!

January 13, 2016

 

First off, be realistic with the challenge you set yourself and make sure you give yourself enough time to prepare and do the challenge. You want to give yourself the best possible change of success. 

 

Many challenges when you first look at them can be overwhelming and its ok to pick a big challenge, but its all about breaking it down into smaller parts and getting a plan in place.

 

Preparation is also...

January 12, 2016

Kathryn Bertine - Professional Cyclist & Activist - Advocating for Equality in Women’s Sports.

January 9, 2016

For so many years, I’ve wanted to be perfect.

I wanted the perfect life, which means everything from how I looked, to how I acted and what I did. 

Deep down I wanted to please people, I wanted and craved recognition for doing things well. If you want me to work harder - praise me, tell me I’ve done a good job!

I want to be liked and I don’t want people to judge me in a negative light. I don’t like crit...

January 8, 2016

 

Warm Up - Foam Roll, Band Hip Flexor, Inch Worm Cobra, Squat Rotation, Single Leg Bridge, Overhead Squat, Lunge Knee Raise, A-Skip.

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1a -  Split Squat (3 sec pause at the bottom) - 3 SETS

 

Load - 30 kg

Reps - 6

 

1b - Single Leg Hop & Hold 

 

Reps - 4

 

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1 Min rest between sets

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2a - Chin Ups 

 

Reps - 6

 

I couldn't do these from home as I don’t have a chin up bar :-(

But while out running, when I...

January 5, 2016

Annie Ross - Founder of eXerK - 52 Challenges in 52 Weeks!

January 4, 2016

 

I’ve shared this on the Tough Girl Podcast but not on my blog! 

 

A few months ago the opportunity came up for me to head to Australia to train in the heat for four months and I thought - YES!!!!! HELL YES!!!! I need this!! 

 

So on the 26th December, with my bags packed I left the cold of the UK and boarded a plane for the 24hr flight over to Melbourne. 

 

Long haul flights in economy are never...

January 3, 2016

 

Warm Up - Foam Roll, Band Hip Flexor, Inch Worm Cobra, Squat Rotation, Single Leg Bridge, Overhead Squat, Lunge Knee Raise, A-Skip.

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1a -  Depth Broad Jump - 2 SETS

 

Reps - 4

 

1b - Lunge Jump

 

Reps - 4

 

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1 Min rest between sets

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2a - Goblet Squat (3 Second Pause) - 3 SETS

 

Load - 30 kg

Reps - 8

 

2b - Swiss Ball Hip Abduction

 

Reps - 10

 

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2 Min rest between sets

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3a - Kneeling Shoulder P...

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