Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Win Swiftwick Socks!

I am so excited that I won the contest Swiftwick Socks held after Halloween! Thanks so much to everyone that voted to help me win!
As a Thank you for voting during the #WickorTreat contest, I would like to give away a pair of Swiftwick socks and share my Swiftwick love :)
To enter, Just comment below mentioning which colour you will choose if you win along with the height of sock you would like to try (either zero or one).

I will make the random draw from all comments on Sunday evening. Good Luck to Everyone!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

10 minute Strength Workout for Runners

Most of us can probably find 10 minutes in our day for a quick workout. You can even break it up into 2 five minute workouts ;)
As runners it is so important to have strong hips and strong abs. Building strength in your hips and abs will also build a stronger back and reduce your chance of overall injury.
I created an easy 5 minute hip workout and 5 minute ab workout that anyone can complete at home!
(I had some little "helpers" in the making of these, so I apologize for all of the photo bombing.)


1) 1 Minute Side Leg Raises (30seconds each side)- laying on side, supporting yourself on your arm, or laying flat raise and lower your leg as many times as possible in the 30 seconds. Making sure your hips are nicely stacked on top of one another :)

2) 1 Minute Bridge/Glute lifts- supporting your weight on your shoulders and feet, raise and lower your hips. Making sure to squeeze your glutes (bum) at the top.
3) 1 Minute of side squats, alternating each lead leg. Make sure to keep your weight on your heels and sit back into that "chair".
4) 1 Minute 1-Legged squats (30 seconds each leg). Keeping your knee above your ankle of the supportive leg, going as low as possible while holding good form.
5) 1 Minute Step-Ups on chair with side leg raise (30 seconds each leg). Try to keep your abs in tight and your upper body straight and still.


1) Runners Crunch- Start laying flat, crunch up, pulling one knee into your chest. Hold it there for a moment while tightening your abdominal muscles. Repeat with the opposite leg. keep repeating for 1 minute.

2) Boat Pose with Pulse- Sitting in boat pose, with abs tight, remain balanced on your sit bones and pulse your hands up and down for 1 Minute.

3) Side Plank (30 seconds each side). Be sure that your hips are once again stacked on top of each other check to make sure that your shoulder is in a line with your elbow. As an alternative, you could do this from your hands instead of elbows.

4) Plank for 1 Minute. Making sure that you are nice and flat, parallel with the ground. Your hips should not be drooping, nor should they be elevated. Your elbows should be directly under your shoulders.

5) Leg Drops- Laying flat on your back (I like to place my hands under my hips to support my lower back), lower and raise your legs. This can be done 1 leg at a time or both legs at once. Your head can be elevated or laying flat, but make sure to tighten your abs! Continue for 1 Minute.

Thank you everyone for watching, reading and taking part!
Happy #workoutwednesday