The Bid to Lose Weight is More Unhealthy and Fast-Paced Than You Thought

This week on Spectacles @ Dusk my co-host and I discussed a story I found online about Irish women's relationship with slimming pills. One in five Irish women have taken slimming pills in order to lose weight. A survey was carried out by a journalist named Millward Brown from the Herald. He surveyed over 1,000 … Continue reading The Bid to Lose Weight is More Unhealthy and Fast-Paced Than You Thought

Couch to 5K: Week 8 – Insoles are a Runner’s Best Friend!

Whoohoo! My final 28 minute run of Week 8 is finally under my belt! I haven't done any exercise in over a week and a half (not running anyway πŸ˜‰ ) and so I was fully sure when I took off this morning that I would only get maybe halfway before either my lungs or … Continue reading Couch to 5K: Week 8 – Insoles are a Runner’s Best Friend!

Couch to 5K Week 8: Draft 1 – Epiphany is Not a Plan

I should be finished Week 8 of Couch to 5K by now but unfortunately it is Sunday now and I have not completed the three 28 minute runs. Just two of them. Up until now I've been running through the pain and there have been points where if I run faster the pain goes away … Continue reading Couch to 5K Week 8: Draft 1 – Epiphany is Not a Plan

Renewed Push in an Uphill Journey

I thought of so many things while running tonight that I really hope I don't forget any of them! My fitness regime has progressively taken more and more of a back seat as the college year goes on. It's bumming me out for so many reasons. I'm losing tone, I feel bleugh (if you've a … Continue reading Renewed Push in an Uphill Journey

Unhealthy Living Blogs?

This week I was given a college assignment in which I had to analyse two blogs; one that has a positive impact and one that doesn't. I decided to compare two blogs of similar theme and was a bit shocked by my own deductions to be honest. I chose two healthy living blogs, one I … Continue reading Unhealthy Living Blogs?

Couch to 5K: Week 7!

Week 7 is now over. The time is flying by and that's a bit scary because the college year is flying too! I've noticed as the weather changes it's getting more difficult to run in the mornings. It's great for waking up on the morning and getting yourself pumped for the day ahead; but it's … Continue reading Couch to 5K: Week 7!

Couch to 5K: Week 6 – Complete!

Twenty-five minutes? Pfft! No bother. πŸ˜‰ I very reluctantly went for my run today. It was cold, I was fluey and it was the wind down part of the evening. But I had nothing better to do and I felt like I had to because I hadn’t done any other kind of exercise today. Anyhoo, … Continue reading Couch to 5K: Week 6 – Complete!