44 days of Micro Adventures

Shrove Tuesday for plenty of folk, myself included, simply means Pancake Day. It's followed by Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten fast, which in these modern times implies giving something up, such as, let's say, chocolate, before arriving at Easter ready to gorge on chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies and anything else chocolate. (Example given…

Five life areas to keep in mind

Whilst I was thinking about what I've done these past four weeks or more, five areas in my life that I'm keeping close to my heart, mind, body and soul became apparent, and I simply wanted to share them with you.

I’d like to feel safer whilst road cycling

The road bike came out of the shed for a special appearance: my first commute in quite a while. Ok, so it was just a couple of miles to my destination, my rucksack full of clothes and notepaper, some snacks and water. I was heading to a workshop taster session with ION Leadership on what…

5 Life Lessons from the Womens Adventure Expo

Many of us have probably been there already: it's the morning after, you're quite sore all over, a few cuts and scrapes, a pulsing headache, you're nursing your third coffee (at least of the morning) and make an attempt to pick out, in order to share, just a few non-blurred images out of the hundreds…

Eat Grubs

If you were ever wondering what the official term for 'fear of creepy crawlies (insects)' is, it's the endearingly-titled entomophobia. Specific crawler fear can be broken down into more particular descriptions: in the cases of bees it's apiphobia, or ants it's myrmecophobia, and perhaps our favourite, of the reigning creepy crawler, arachnophobia. Sticking with entomophobia…

Just a wee bit of running

Sorted: the active woman's guide to health

It has been thirteen years since I started running, again. Over the past thirteen years, a silent little (mostly) woman's issue has been swimming about in my thoughts before, after and during running. Predominantly, when I run fast, run uphill, or run downhill. Sometimes I am caught out because I genuinely forget I'm female. Sometimes I plan…

If we talk Women, Sport and Media, will you run a mile?

Approaching 40, it's easy to think that I'm going to have to constantly justify why these adventures and challenges are taking place now, with children and responsibilities still abundant at home, no steady job, one career already behind me, when many organisations and initiatives appear to want to focus on supporting only those trying to…

If you think happy thoughts…

Good things come to those who think happy thoughts. Perhaps that's true... What is true for sure, is that since adding PhytoSport After Workout to my training diet over the past two years I've felt a marked improvement in my ability to recover, despite extreme circumstances, and I've certainly noticed when I wasn't using it…

Let’s start with now

2017. A new year, a new opportunity. My (main) New Year's Resolution will be to challenge myself to take on new adventures with new activities, but importantly, to keep all of my adventures at my own backdoor, in Wales. I'm calling this resolution #Challenge5Alive. You can find out more here! Here's a confession, though. The resolution…