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Health & Fitness

Having a Moment. Doubting my Abilities.

On Monday I went for a walk. Nothing unusual about that per se, I like to walk, and being a bank holiday I had a whole day to partake in one of my favourite pastimes. Except on Monday the plan was to walk further than I have ever walked in one go – at least

Walking along the Water Railway from Lincoln to Boston

Bank Holidays are perfect for spending time doing what you love. With both the Lyke Wake Walk and my Bucket List in mind, I decided to use mine to walk along the Water Railway route from Lincoln to Boston. The dismantled Water Railway path from Lincoln to Boston follows the River Witham from Lincoln to

Adding Exercise to a Busy Life

I am no fitness fanatic. Oh no. But I do like to keep healthy and I love to get active. But even with a passion for the outdoors, and a desire to be really fit, I know I am far from where I want to be – and most importantly I know I eat (a lot)

Exploring Nature’s Spaces in Lincoln

Earlier on the year, in an effort to make sure I made time for some long walks before I attempt the Lyke Wake Walk in June, I earmarked a number of Saturdays when I wasn’t at work or doing anything else and blocked them out. The calendar appointment for most of them says “Long Walk”.

30 Day Squat Challenge

One of the things I mentioned in my post about the Lyke Wake Walk in relation to getting my body ready for the challenge hike, was a squat challenge. It all started when I saw SportSeeker Melissa (@Meli770) mention over on twitter that she was doing a 30 day squat challenge. I am constantly inspired

A Gentle Walk in Lincolnshire (and my new Buff)

Saturday was an absolutely stunning Spring day (for the most part), so I took myself off on a planned walk along the trails close to home.  I mentioned in my Goals and Challenges for 2015 post last week that I am going to attempt the Lyke Wake Walk later in the summer, and so this

Smoothies for Breakfast: Recipe Ideas Wanted

I’ve had my Breville Blend-Active for a little while now, a couple of months perhaps, and I love it. I bought it after seeing lots of the people I follow on twitter and instagram using them and I was a bit jealous of how healthy they were being. It cost me £20 from Asda (also

Review: Merrell Verterra Mid Sport GTX

Comfort and support are the two most important features of any footwear you wish to wear for walking. Everything else, the way the shoe looks and especially the colour, is secondary. But it is rather wonderful when you receive a brand new shoe that offers comfort and support as well as fantastic looks. Meet the new-for-this-season Merrell Verterra

A Spires and Steeples Re-Match

On Sunday I asked a lot of my body. And it delivered. I started and finished the Spires and Steeples Challenge, walking the 26(.75 ish) miles from Lincoln to Sleaford. Finishing wasn’t a given. I abandoned the hike at the half way point last year, defeated by the terrible weather and difficult conditions. This year

Dr’s Orders: “Flat, Wide, Soft Soled Shoes”

I’ve been having some trouble with my foot recently. I have a significant pain across my toes, down the outside of my foot and in my ankle. After a month of it getting more and more painful, and more and more stiff making it hard to walk on it, I gave in and went to

Review: The North Face Women’s GTD Jacket

Designed with long distance trail runners in mind, the new GTD Jacket from The North Face is ultra-lightweight, breathable and water repellent, and comes in a few happy bright colours. I might not be a distance runner, but as with so many things like this, they are not confined to one sport or one use.

Mountain Biking at Sherwood Pines

Having promised myself I would take my mountain bike on some proper trails rather than just using it to get to and from work when I bought it a few years ago, and feeling empowered to just get on and do things rather than putting them off forever following my hike up Kinder Scout, I