What to Know about National Outdoor Expo Birmingham NEC

This March I went along to the National Outdoor Expo at the NEC. Attending briefly on both the Saturday and Sunday and thought I would share with you my experience. This is of course to inform you if you want to attend in later years, but also as a reminder for myself! About The National … Read more

The Thirteenth Week of Jeffing Half Marathon Training

This post is about what should have been week 13 of Jeffing Half Marathon Training. By now I had totally given up the plan due to an injury that just wasn’t going away. Knowing myself though there was still the possibility that I would run the upcoming Half Marathon, so I have carried on documenting … Read more

Tips for Swimming in the River in Autumn

bridge over river when raining

Swimming in the river in Autumn is rather different to that of wild swimming in summer. I started swimming in a local river a while ago when we bought our Stand Up Paddle Board. I only ever go to the same place as we had been with Natalie from Plutoniumsox Blog as she is a … Read more

The Swimming Journey

As a parent it is tricky and we each have to decide how much (if at all) to push our children, or where to rein them in or stop ourselves. In this example we are talking about sport but I am sure it could be applied to a million things. I think parents are all … Read more

Junior Triathlon – A First for Our Family

running from the pool Junior Triathlon

I knew this Junior Triathlon meant a lot to our nine year old son because I had to cancel an overnight trip to London for it – and he loves sleeping at London hotels. I think it was the fact that he is confident that he can swim, ride a bike and run so had … Read more

Extracurricular Activities – for the Select few?

Studies by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) show that children should be getting on average of 60 minutes exercise a day. It will help reduce health risks – such as cardiovascular problems, Build stronger bones, healthier joints and muscles Maintain a healthier weight Help aid sleep Reduce stress levels Increase self-esteem and self-worth/image … Read more