• Running is more than just exercise

    Everything you ever wanted to know about yourself you can learn in 26.2 miles.

    Lori Culnane

  • Keep Running

    First you feel like dying. Then you feel reborn.

    Asics

  • The pack life

    If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give only two of them.

    Phil Pastoret

  • Just breathe

    The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.

    B.K.S. Iyengar

If you’re following me on Strava, you’ve probably noticed that I described my North London Half race with words that I almost never use :). The reason for that was that it was both a hard and an enjoyable race, all this goodness concentrated in a wee bit over 1 hour and 24 minutes, an unexpected outcome, so I had to share this state of mind with the world. The pace. My greatest weakness so far in big races, especially longer ones, was starting off too fast. Not this time. I believe that keeping myself from going too fast during the first 5-10 minutes ofRead More →

As the regular readers of my blog will know, I’ve been taking my health very seriously this past couple of months. In ‘Pimping up my Running Sessions’, ‘February Planning’ and “March Planning” I detailed how I have been hitting the gym and smashing my exercise regime. What I haven’t said is how I cool down, which is just as important as exercise to me. So, here’s a cool down plan that I think everyone will enjoy because it involves a lot of lying down and relaxing! Stretch I always stretch at least the main muscles involved in the previous activity. If I went for aRead More →

8 weeks ago I started a programme called “Scream if you want to run faster” organized by Julie from “Too fat to run”. It was a 5k improvement plan and I tested my time with the Grovelands Parkrun in North London. This particular parkrun is pretty hard, very hilly and it has 3 laps, with an incline of 46m. My Personal Best was 28:53 which I got one week after the London Marathon in 2016. That means that I’d been training at that moment for about 4 months. No wonder I got a PB! However, time passed, my training months were long gone so IRead More →

Achieving great physical fitness shouldn’t be boring, right? There are sure to be a lot of people who find the suggestion that exercise could ever get boring to be ridiculous. But even people who have kept up exercise for years may suddenly find themselves feeling a little dispassionate about the whole thing. So let’s take a look at ways in which you can change things up! Why you should be exploring new angles in exercise A lot of people make the mistake of sticking to a very rigid and unchanging exercise routine. It may have a lot of running and weightlifting, but they’ll basically justRead More →

If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. Otherwise, you’ll find an excuse. Since I started exercising, I’ve had many conversations with many people about this matter. Some saying they couldn’t do what I do, some saying they should be exercising more but for all different reasons they don’t, I rarely found someone on the same page as me. I probably heard all possible reasons for not working out, from serious ones to plain excuses. Talking about the latter, here’s top 3 and my opinions about each one. 1. I don’t have time to workout “I don’t have time”, the mother of all excuses.Read More →

None of the two of us were heavily involved in sports activities during school. However, I believe that if our PE teachers had more interest in the future of their young students, they might have motivated us to pursue an athletic career. The turning point for our lives was the moment when we quit smoking. We were already doing some other changes in our lives (saving money for example) and we understood that by doing nothing out of the ordinary, we will achieve nothing out of the ordinary. So we had to take control of our lives and fill the void left by the missingRead More →

When it comes to fitness, social media is both wonderful and horrible. And everything in-between. There are people who genuinely want to share their journey and their tips, but also brands that leave meaningless comments and then run away. Faking engagement doesn’t work, at least for me it doesn’t. So if I follow you or not, you can see the reasons below. Instagram Our instagram account is 100% real. We rarely have professional photos done and don’t take part in fancy events. And this is what we’re really about – ordinary people can make health a priority in simple ways. I’m NOT gonna follow youRead More →

A lot of people think that it’s too late for them to make changes to their lives and believe they will just have to live with the regret. But it’s never too late if you want to step up and improve your health. And a lot of people end up in the best health they have ever been. But if you do want to make a difference, it’s time to do it now. After all, so many people say they will make changes tomorrow. But then another bunch of excuses arrive. Here’s why you need to make changes to your life today. You could live a longer lifeRead More →

Since we went vegan, going out to eat is not as straight forward as before. We either do some research beforehand and have a proper meal or go to the first restaurant we can find and have chips with some chips on the side (it doesn’t sound too bad, does it?!). We may also get lucky and find cafes with vegan food and desserts, especially the ones in Shoreditch or central London. And a piece of advice: unless the menu items are clearly marked as vegan, ask. I was surprised a few times by things that looked vegan, but contained cheese. If you’re in theRead More →

We made it to the 4th blog post of the series! You can read the previous posts here: Episode 1, featuring vegan sausages, lentil chips and a vegan deodorant that works Episode 2, featuring a must try ice cream Episode 3, featuring a scrumptious chocolate and sweet perfume. If you are a vegan brand and you have products that I can try, please contact me! Food – Fry’s Family Food Chicken-Style Nuggets These are seriously good. They look, smell and taste really nice. We love them as an occasional treat and for 200kcal per 100g, there is nothing to regret about them. And for 0.4gRead More →