Interview: Fiachra McKermott, history buff and vegan

No more excuses, just blogging from now on! πŸ™‚ As some of you may know I’m also a freelance journalist and (quite a few months ago now)Β I published a feature in Cork’s Evening Echo about veganism for World Vegan Day! You can read the article here. Two of the interviews in particular I had to … Continue reading Interview: Fiachra McKermott, history buff and vegan

Post Veganuary Thoughts

This post is a bit late and even after my amazing optimism for 2015 I have still been very lazy with my blog but I have reasons! I went on a trip to Brussels with my Student Council and got caught in a flu epidemic, which I then brought back with me. For the first … Continue reading Post Veganuary Thoughts

Veganuary Detox!

I am now on day seven of Veganuary. It's been great! I've been cooking more, experimenting with food, trying new things including vegan substitutes like vegan cheese and tofu. The food I'm eating now tastes great, it fills me for longer and I'm snacking an awful lot less. That's probably the biggest change actually, the … Continue reading Veganuary Detox!

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