Best chocolate chip cookie recipe

This is my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe: you get cookies that have a soft, squidgy centre.  They’re simple to make – my 10 year daughter makes them for charity cake sales – and they always go down a storm. You’re guaranteed no…

Dirt Half

Dear Dirt Half Marathon, I wonder if you can help me as I’m having a bit of a problem with my running. You see I’ve signed up to do your half marathon race on the 15th November but I’m afraid that date…

Lemon Feta Pasta Salad

When it’s warm outside I love a feta pasta salad: it’s light, cold and it doesn’t require too much cooking.  This salad is all those things, as well as being delicious. This recipe serves 4. Ingredients For the pasta: 350g penne pasta 300g cherry tomatoes,…

Juggling running and family

This week has been one of those weeks. As a wife, mother of two daughters, business woman, marathoner and wannabe ultra runner this week has been less about knowing how I do it and more about just getting on and doing it –…

Go Now, and Live

This has got me really inspired at the moment. Go now, and live is written by Jeanette Leblanc. If you want to know about the story behind it, you can read it here.

Running journey

I’ve decided to try and blog more than about once a month, but please don’t hold me to that. In the main I’ll be blogging about my journey to the standing stones of Avebury and the the back to back marathon weekends. I’ll share…

Race Training and Accountability

If you want to make sure you do something then you need someone to hold you accountable, and that’s what I tell my BizWhizz clients. Of course, there’s accountability and then there’s accountability… I believe in self-esteem, I believe in…

Chester Marathon 2014

Here I was standing on the start line: the nerves that make me feel like puking the night before and been replaced with a quiet calm. Could I break 4 hours and put the demons of London to bed? I…

Comrades Marathon: What goes up, must come down

Comrades Marathon, the world’s oldest and largest ultra marathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km (56 ish miles) between Pietermaritzburg and the coastal city of Durban in South Africa. The direction of the race alternates each year between…

Running love

I don’t know quite when my running mojo disappeared. It crept off silently, without even the courtesy of a ‘goodbye’. One day I loved my running, the next I was struggling to get motivated to run. I would have been…