Earlier in the week I found myself at the National Centre for Circus Arts in Old Street for a Secret Sweat session with Women’s Health UK and Starbucks. When I bought my ticket nothing was said except the date and that it was going to be in London. I was curious and intrigued. Then when they announced that we would be learning circus skills – trapeze work, tightwire walking and acrobatic balancing – I couldn’t wait. This would actually be me living out a childhood dream. For one evening I would be joining the circus.
I love Barry’s Bootcamp. And I love their Hell Week. This is my third Hell Week and you can read about the first round here I didn’t write about Round 2 which took place at the end of 2017 because that was when I wasn’t blogging at all. This time however I am back in love with blogging and writing. Amazingly with Round 3 I also wasn’t at all nervous possibly because there was so much other stuff happening in my life at the same time. Instead the fifth Monday of January rolled around and I made my way over to Barry’s new SW1 studio with a spring in my step.
My first race of 2018 is done! And what an excellent one it was to start 2018 with. The Cancer Research London Winter Run is one I run every year – here is my race recap of the 2017 version. That was the day I hugged polar bears, ate a lot of Lindt, and went home crying because I got into a fight with a man who decided my legs were perfect to ram his pushchair against. I didn’t cry when telling him off but after – I was riding so high that day and he caused it all to crash down.
Well that took a down turn pretty quickly didn’t it? This year’s race thankfully didn’t end with tears of anger and frustration. It also didn’t end with tears of joy but a massive grin of happiness.
Earlier this week I had the chance to try Run Junkie in their lululemon Marylebone pop-up – an indoor running experience like no other. Running helps me to let go of what we don’t need and hold on to what inspires. That day at work hadn’t been a good day. There were so many worries and stresses going around my head and I was so tempted at cancelling. But I love running, and nothing helps pick my feet up and put a bounce in my step again like running.
In 2016 I ran my first half marathon. In 2017 I ran three more including the same one a year later! Thanks to Runners Need I won a place to run one of the most popular half marathons in London. When the time came, my body was tired and I had run the Lululemon Seawheeze Half as well as the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon.