I’VE MOVED!

…. It’s with great pleasure that I can announce that this little blog has moved to a more permanent home over at:

http://soamireallyrunning.blogspot.co.uk/


*throws confetti and party streamers*

Please go and follow over there! 

Thank you for reading…

This is so me today.

I’ve woken up exhausted - I have a real hate relationship (there is no love) going on with my 5am alarm right now, and this morning was no exception. After snoozing the alarm for 30mins I eventually got up, I then went through the normally inner monologue I have with myself when I am deciding whether or not I should cycle to work today.

It’s windy

It’s going to rain

It’s cold

I’m tired

blah, blah, blah.

The truth is, I WANTED to cycle but the lazy person in me just couldnt be arsed - it had nothing to do with the weather, I just simply wanted to crawl back to bed again and commence sleep/dreaming/dribbling. LAZY. I go through this battle most mornings, almost trying to find valid reasons that I would accept in order for me to NOT do something, when truthfully I know I want to do it!

Did I do it?

Yes I did. I cycled and I feel SO much better for it. Yes, it was damp, it was a little cold and YES it was so fricking windy my thighs are still burning right now, but I feel mega proud I ditched the lazy Sarah today.

Today I will kick ass… with the help of coffee. obv.

This is so me today.

I’ve woken up exhausted - I have a real hate relationship (there is no love) going on with my 5am alarm right now, and this morning was no exception. After snoozing the alarm for 30mins I eventually got up, I then went through the normally inner monologue I have with myself when I am deciding whether or not I should cycle to work today.

It’s windy

It’s going to rain

It’s cold

I’m tired

blah, blah, blah.

The truth is, I WANTED to cycle but the lazy person in me just couldnt be arsed - it had nothing to do with the weather, I just simply wanted to crawl back to bed again and commence sleep/dreaming/dribbling. LAZY. I go through this battle most mornings, almost trying to find valid reasons that I would accept in order for me to NOT do something, when truthfully I know I want to do it!

Did I do it?

Yes I did. I cycled and I feel SO much better for it. Yes, it was damp, it was a little cold and YES it was so fricking windy my thighs are still burning right now, but I feel mega proud I ditched the lazy Sarah today.

Today I will kick ass… with the help of coffee. obv.

SNAP.

SNAP.

The British 10K London - HERE I COME…

I feel a little giddy with excitement over this… With massive thanks to Sweaty Betty and #TheFitCrowd I am pleased to say I have a place in The British 10K in London on 14th July THIS YEAR! I have been wanting to get a place in this race for a while now and was completely gutted I missed out last year! 

Wanna know why?

THE BRITISH 10K LONDON RUN IS STAGED ON THE WORLD’S GREATEST ROAD RACE ROUTE THROUGH THE HEART OF CENTRAL LONDON PASSING MANY OF THE CAPITAL’S TRULY WORLD CLASS HISTORIC LANDMARKS.

Looking back at the photos of it last year caused my heart to skip a little beat - I’ve run a few races, but only one 10k and never in the centre of London like this - I can only imagine what the atmosphere is going to be like! 

When Sweaty Betty asked me if I would take on a Personal Challenge from being in #TheFitCrowd I was firstly blown away but also worried. Y’see, at the beginning of this year I was all set and ready to undertake some various running challenges, however as the year went on, injury came, depression followed I pulled out of every single challenge and cleared my racing diary. I had well and truly fallen out of love with running and the sheer thought of lacing up the trainers filled me with dread - and so my sofa became my best friend (as well as Dairy Milk) 

I have learned that rest is imperative and after spending the last two years on a training plan for various half marathons, I had lost what it was to just go out and run, so 2 months ago I went out and ran. 

For fun.

I loved every step, every corner, every breathe - everything felt renewed and alive and I instantly remember WHY I decide to run. Between getting back to running (It’s scary how unfit you become when you stop running altogether!) I have been getting back to to cycling to and from work every day and so far, touch wood, I am loving every minute of this exercise journey. Don’t get me wrong - I have a LONG way to go, but I feel ready to take on a challenge.

I’m so excited for The British 10K London and running knowing that Sweaty Betty have set down the gauntlet for me to run the 10k is proving a great motivator! I even aim on getting my best 10K time..hopefully..

Now to get some training on board…

*gulp*

Trialling Sweaty Betty wear…

With the weather being a little drier, it was time to trial my new Sweaty Betty workout gear! 
I’d never worn SB training clothes before and despite looking good, I wasnt sure if they were going to be as ‘technical’ as my beloved Nike wear, I was however surprised. The leggings were lovely and comfy and stayed put throughout my run with bagging/bunching or falling down - I didnt feel too hot or too cold and felt happy with the shape they gave my rather curvy bum!

The top was amazing - the one flaw being light grey was that it showed ALL the sweat up, but hey, least I was working hard right?!?! With drawstrings to make the top shorter or longer (great for wanting to hide the extra rolls of fat!) the top was comfy, not constricting and kept the sweat away from my skin even though it did show up, alot!
What I loved most about Sweaty Bettys training clothes were the effect they had on me - I felt much more glamorous than I normally do in my old nike wear that is, dare I say it, passed its sell by date!
Sweaty Betty def gets a thumbs up from me!

Trialling Sweaty Betty wear…

With the weather being a little drier, it was time to trial my new Sweaty Betty workout gear! 

I’d never worn SB training clothes before and despite looking good, I wasnt sure if they were going to be as ‘technical’ as my beloved Nike wear, I was however surprised. The leggings were lovely and comfy and stayed put throughout my run with bagging/bunching or falling down - I didnt feel too hot or too cold and felt happy with the shape they gave my rather curvy bum!

The top was amazing - the one flaw being light grey was that it showed ALL the sweat up, but hey, least I was working hard right?!?! With drawstrings to make the top shorter or longer (great for wanting to hide the extra rolls of fat!) the top was comfy, not constricting and kept the sweat away from my skin even though it did show up, alot!

What I loved most about Sweaty Bettys training clothes were the effect they had on me - I felt much more glamorous than I normally do in my old nike wear that is, dare I say it, passed its sell by date!

Sweaty Betty def gets a thumbs up from me!

The sun arrived this weekend! it felt good right?? i struggled with having hardly any time this wkend. I didnt have much of it thats for sure but I made sure I used my time wisely
With the weather being SO good, I decided it was time me + my hula hoop got reacquainted! Working the core muscles using a weighted hula hoop tones the waist and helps break you out into a sweat!
Granted, it hurts at first but it gets easier! Simply plug in your music and away you go! 

The sun arrived this weekend! it felt good right?? i struggled with having hardly any time this wkend. I didnt have much of it thats for sure but I made sure I used my time wisely

With the weather being SO good, I decided it was time me + my hula hoop got reacquainted! Working the core muscles using a weighted hula hoop tones the waist and helps break you out into a sweat!

Granted, it hurts at first but it gets easier! Simply plug in your music and away you go! 

Happy Damn Tuesday!

Well, Its Tuesday! The dreaded Monday has gone and disappeared, have to be honest, yesterday was a struggle! Had a fab day out on Sunday where I went to London and let me tell you there was cake, meals out, copious coffee and treats - it was lush but there was a desperate part of me to get back out there and back on track.

I’ve been with Slimming World now for about 3 weeks and following the plan as best I can. It’s not what I would call a diet as such and I’m actually ,dare I say it, enjoying it! With 9lbs lost already I am feeling better than I have done in a long time!

As for fitness? Well, me and bike are as one again - back to cycling to and from work every day, it’s not a vast distance but nothing beats the feeling of cycling with the wind in your hair, breeze on your face. I feel good.

As for running, well, the break is over. I ma getting reacquainted with running - it isn’t easy after so long off but I have taken all pressure off,  no races, no training plans and no real goals - just me and my trainers. It’s a good feeling - more on this another time.

So, tell me how you are? what have you been doing? are you making Tuesday work for you?

Harsh but fair - AmIReallyRunning?

Harsh but fair - AmIReallyRunning?

Sometimes you have too….

Sometimes you have too….

How amazing are these running capri’s!?! I’m totally and utterly in love with them and think these just have to be THE summer running leggings of choice! These will certainly make me look forward to those runs a little more!

Sweaty Betty has come up trumps with this ombre design, priced at £69 I would  hurry as I think they’re going to sell right out! Go get them HERE

What new designs are you loving for the Summer?

How amazing are these running capri’s!?! I’m totally and utterly in love with them and think these just have to be THE summer running leggings of choice! These will certainly make me look forward to those runs a little more!

Sweaty Betty has come up trumps with this ombre design, priced at £69 I would  hurry as I think they’re going to sell right out! Go get them HERE


What new designs are you loving for the Summer?