Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Woodland Woggle 2013

Back in April, I set myself a fitness aim to run 5k in an organised event, to read the post click here.

I found a local event called the 'Woodland Woggle' to be held in May and started training. I have never run in an event before, let alone run 5k. I roped Chris into running with me and started to prepare.

About a week before the event I was informed that a farmer had ploughed part of the course which meant the run had been changed from 5k to 6k. I will admit this worried and panicked me, but with the reassurance from Chris, I put on my running shoes and prepard myself up for my new 6k run.


On the day the sun was shining and there was a really good turn out, people of all ages were there to run either the 6k or 10k, the atmosphere was buzzing and I was ready.

Before the race - so so nervous!

The one lap trail race started in the beautiful Hampton estate and after a few hills we entered the woodland into stunning bluebell woods.




To end the run there was a large hill with a descent into a large pine forest back to the finish.




I completed the 6k run in 46 minutes 10 seconds and I am so happy with that time. I did find it hard and had to slow down to a walk in places (some of the hills were big!), but Chris stayed with me and pushed me to the finish.


At the finish line I received my medal and stayed to cheer on others crossing the finish line. I feel proud of myself completing the run and I really enjoyed the whole event, I will definitely do the run again next year and I might even push myself to complete the 10k...

To find out more on the 'Woodland Woggle' click here.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sunday Randomness (13)

Images, sayings, words and thoughts that I've been loving this past week.











All images can be found on my Pinterest and Tumblr with the click through links to the source.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sunday Randomness (12)

Images, sayings, words and thoughts that I've been loving this past week.










All images can be found on my Pinterest and Tumblr with the click through links to the source.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Fitness round up - April 2013

This is a very late post! It is half way through May and I have just got round to adding it to the blog. April was a really good and positive month, I increased my mileage from 1.5 miles to 3 miles. It is still tough, but slowly I am pushing myself more each time, along with running outside and the trips to the gym, I am starting to feel good about myself.

My monthly screen shots from my Nike+ running app, which I am still loving. To read last months post, click here.






To give you a little sneak peak into May, it's not going well.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sunday Randomness (11)

Images, sayings, words and thoughts that I've been loving this past week.











All images can be found on my Pinterest and Tumblr with the click through links to the source.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Lips - Mac Vegas Volt

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, my summer clothes are making their way out from the bottom of the cupboards and I am keeping my promise to add more colour to my make up collection, see my first post here about Mac's Plumful. 

The newest addition is Mac's Vegas Volt, the description for this lipstick is; a brightened orange-coral with a creamy, opaque finish. Vegas Volt a very rich, intense color that definitely brightens the complexion.

I really am loving this colour, it goes on smooth and the colour builds up with the more you apply, perfect for lazy days in the sun. 

See the images below for the lipstick and some swatches.




Swatch 1 - One coat of Vegas Volt

Swatch 2 - Three coats of Vegas Volt

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sunday Randomness (10)

Images, sayings, words and thoughts that I've been loving this past week, you many notice, it's summer related.











All images can be found on my Pinterest and Tumblr with the click through links to the source.