Month: January 2017

Lessons learned training.

The last two weeks have been particularly difficult. As I unexpectedly became bed-ridden with a bad cold, training went completely out of the window. But I still managed to get myself back up and get the long runs in – with 10 miles completed… Continue Reading “Lessons learned training.”

Adventures of Gemma’s 1st Birthday

A year ago, after signing up to several events, my colleagues suggested I should start my own blog. At the time I thought perhaps there were only so many times I could appear on the Red Letter Days blog or maybe I actually do… Continue Reading “Adventures of Gemma’s 1st Birthday”

Lucy Bee’s Sweet Potato & Spinach Frittata

In a continued attempt to ensure I don’t get bored with food I decided to include Lucy Bee’s Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata with my weekly batch cooking this week, after spotting it on the Facebook page. Ingredients: Coconut Oil (1 tbsp) 1 large… Continue Reading “Lucy Bee’s Sweet Potato & Spinach Frittata”

The Willow Foundation

I first discovered the Willow Foundation when they became the partnered charity for my employers, Red Letter Days. Willow is the only national charity currently working with seriously ill young adults, aged between 16-40, in order to offer special days away from the day-to-day… Continue Reading “The Willow Foundation”

Recipes: Lentil Casserole & Raw Snickers

As a vegetarian it is very easy to fall into the trap of eating the same dishes. I often find myself getting bored of food and when this happens I eat the wrong food. In order to ensure I get all the nutrients I… Continue Reading “Recipes: Lentil Casserole & Raw Snickers”

Surviving Winter Training

With Christmas over, there are no more excuses to stop the training getting into full swing. However, with many more cold, dark nights still upon us how do people stay motivated throughout the winter months? I have found in particularly difficult to get back… Continue Reading “Surviving Winter Training”

The Marathon Plan begins.

Almost three months ago I officially signed up for the London Marathon. Time has gone by, with 106.4 miles worth of training (yes, I have kept a log), and it’s safe to say that I feel no more prepared now than I did back… Continue Reading “The Marathon Plan begins.”