Two years ago I discovered that I could run a lot faster. But the kick was actually the fact that I spent the first months of 2015 not running but training to improve my fitness. Well, if you have to know, it was also to lose my belly fat and man boobs :). So I found myself being able to run a 10k in just under 50 minutes, whereas previously, I could squeeze a 7k in 40 minutes with the cost of a couple of day’s worth of leg pain. Like any runner who went up a level, you start reading about how to train.Read More →

There are many ways to exercise without paying for expensive gym memberships. Free videos, workout dvds, a small home gym and a few other ideas for self care.

Staying healthy can be expensive. Gym memberships can set you back quite a lot and not all of us can afford it. During the summer months it’s not so much of a problem because you can get outside (park gyms are free!), but in winter, it might seem like there’s no way of getting any good exercise in. But that doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of low-cost, or even free options for exercising. Here are some of the best ways that you can keep fit without breaking the bank. Workout DVD’s and online programmes You don’t need to pay for expensiveRead More →

A couple of weeks ago we crossed the Finish Line of our first Obstacle Run – Rough Runner in Clapham Common, South London. We chose the 5k distance which had 10 obstacles – the other option was 10k with 15 obstacles, but considering this was the first time, we decided to start small. Alin crossing the finish line. Intense 🙂 We loved the fact that all obstacles were safe – no electric shocks, no ice buckets, just a pure strength and endurance test. We had to jump over hurdles, climb walls, get trough 2 rows of tyres (felt a bit claustrophobic there), avoid things thatRead More →

When I’m working out at home and don’t have a routine in mind or I’m just too lazy to think about what to do, I have a few websites where I can browse workouts to help me at least get started. So if you’re too lazy to go to the gym or if you just do workouts at home every once in a while, continue reading. OnlineGym4me I found out about OnlineGym4me because they reached out to me to offer me a free 6 months trial. They have Yoga, Pilates, weight loss workouts, mobility workouts, live or recorded. I never tried a live class becauseRead More →

Now that I got to know more and more runners, I noticed some of them being in a state where they either wish to improve their performance but hit the plateau or whenever they push themselves all sorts of cramps take over their race. The starting point. I was a “5k in 30 minutes” type of runner. I was running twice a week during lunch time at work, along with other runners in Chiswick, London. Even when I was topping up with more parkruns or other random runs, they were still not enough for my performance to improve. Whenever I was pushing, my legs wereRead More →

We thought that just training for a race we never ran before would be too boring, so an additional challenge would spice things up. Andreea was a bit optimistic and she started the challenge in the “spring is just around the corner” spirit. Judging by those freezing nights and single figures daylight temperatures, I’d say a very shy spring arrived just a couple of days ago. A rather long corner. So, we committed to do the 30 days abs challenge together with the crowd from UkRunChat. I would split the challenge in 4 different stages: This is actually all right, we can do it (easyRead More →