Step Up! Restarting Couch to 5k

After three months with no running due to a fractured foot, I finally got the go ahead from my specialist to start running again last week. Just in time to participate in the Step Up! Program that my husband and I are running in our business Empowered Health. The Step Up! Health Empowerment program includes a six … Continue reading Step Up! Restarting Couch to 5k


7 Top Tips for Increasing Energy

I know as well as anyone what it feels like to be low on energy. It's how I lived for most of my adult life. Up until a few years ago I was constantly tired, relying on coffee to wake me up in the morning and often having a slump around 3pm where I could … Continue reading 7 Top Tips for Increasing Energy

Breaking through your fitness plateau

It would be a rare individual indeed who has been able to work at their fitness for a number of years and not hit some kind of plateau. I’ve been there! I’d been running for around three years and then I just couldn’t gain significant improvements. I spent the next few years trying harder and trying … Continue reading Breaking through your fitness plateau


As an ultramarathon runner, I am always looking for ways to maximise my energy for my training sessions and races. I am a big fan of caffeine - it's common knowledge that it increases the metabolism and fat burning mechanism, improves our focus and makes us more alert - great when you are getting up and training … Continue reading HOT TIP: THE BEST CAFFEINE SOURCE FOR ENERGY!

Accidental Half Marathon

I am currently helping to coach a friend of mine to run a half marathon in a few months time, and it reminded me of my first half marathon and how I didn't train for it... Going back to when I first joined the Lytchett Manor Striders running club, and I had signed up for … Continue reading Accidental Half Marathon

Gone clubbing

After finishing my first 5k I felt a little deflated as I had nothing now to work towards, so a friend suggested I join a local running club, the Lytchett Manor Striders. I was pretty nervous the first time as I arrived at the pub carpark where everyone met after work. I had been worried … Continue reading Gone clubbing

No way I am not a runner! – My journey from couch to 5k

A lot of people ask me - what prompted a self confessed non-runner to suddenly take up running in her mid thirties? After leaving school twenty years previously and vowing NEVER to run again, what happened to change my mind?? I was working for a large gym chain in the UK at the time as … Continue reading No way I am not a runner! – My journey from couch to 5k