Benefits of Yoga for Runners

Benefits of yoga for runners… and everyone else! Strength: yoga strengthens legs, upper body, core, back and will help with smaller stabilising muscles that can be neglected by running alone but will help keep you moving well. Balance: single leg standing poses help to strengthen feet, ankles and hips that will keep you upright. Flexibility:…

Sunday Breakfast

Fuel for the long run. During the week I usually prefer savoury breakfasts but on Sundays, before my longer run, I’ll have porridge instead as I’ve learned that the higher carbohydrate and lower fat ratio seems to keep me going for longer before I start to feel hungry again. When we exercise for extended periods,…

Miles for Mind 2020

In May last year I signed up to the huge challenge of running 150 Miles for Mind organised by the runr team. You can read more about that here. This year I have done the same again but the challenge is feeling much more approachable. In part because I’m in better running shape and a…

Miles for Mind

A new month and a new challenge. May 2019 is the second offering of ‘Miles for Mind’ a virtual running event set and supported by the team at Runr (a running lifestyle brand) to raise awareness of mental health issues and raise money for Mind the mental health charity. The idea is to pick a…

Easter Weekend – Recovery Time!

The first bank holiday weekend of the year approaches and for me that will mean some much needed rest and recovery time as the gyms I work at switch to a reduced timetable and cut a couple of my classes.  One of the things I think people only tend to learn about exercise once it…