Despite living abroad twice in my life I’ve never actually traveled that much and I’ve only visited 11 countries (3 of which I lived in). I’m always day dreaming of exploring far away places like Australia, New Zealand or South America but I haven’t even begun fully exploring the United Kingdom yet – which is crazy considering it is literally right on my door step. After recently … Continue reading Micro-Adventures: My Wish List
In May this year, news broke that a 22 year old Mexican woman from the Tarahumara tribe ran a 50km (31 mile) ultramarathon equipped with nothing other than a pair of sandals made from recycled tires. Moreover with no professional training María Lorena Ramírez beat 500 other runners to the finishing line. For years there has been intrigue surrounding the Tarahumara tribe and in 2009 … Continue reading Born to run in the Copper Canyons
I ummed and ahed for a good few days to find the perfect way to describe the wonder of forests; and I simply couldn’t do it justice. But I know of someone who could: ” Every time I enter one of the last wild places of this earth, I feel I am walking into a vast, hallowed cathedral. I enter timelessness, mystery, the unknown, where … Continue reading Best Forests To Visit In The UK
The mountains offer escapism and rejuvenation from daily life. Ideally everyone could have the best of both worlds – the beauty of the countryside but the convenience of a town. When you’ve had a busy day and want nothing more than to climb a big hill, music can be the next best thing to turn to. Here’s my top 50 favourite songs to listen to … Continue reading Back to the Mountains Playlist
As I sit here on my sofa with a sore bum and tired legs I’m already thinking about when I can hop back on a snowboard. I’ve wanted to try Snowboarding for years, rather shamefully after watching Chalet Girl for the first time as a teenage girl. When I turned 24 earlier this month I decided to treat myself to a lesson at the Snowdome in … Continue reading Learning how to Snowboard
One day I’d love to move to a small village in the middle of nowhere. Close enough to a town for dinners out and cinema nights but far away enough to see the stars at night and enjoy peaceful quiet. In the spirit of this I thought I’d do a list of remote cabins that just took my breath away: Lake O’Hara, The Rocky Mountains, … Continue reading Cabin Fever!
When my partner introduced me to running he gave me a piece of advice: ‘when you get tired don’t stop, just shuffle’. Little did I know that this technique had an epic backstory and originated on the other side of the world back in the early 1980s. Cliff young, one of the most unknown yet influential ultramarathon runners coined this technique and it has since … Continue reading The Legend of the ‘Young-Shuffle’