New shoe alert 🔊 361 degrees is brand I heard of through my job a few years ago when it was announced they were the shoe fitters for the Rio Olympics. Since then I was intrigued to try them and see what they were about! Luckily I was selected to try their brand new neutral … More The 361 Meraki
Runners! Blisters suck. Losing a toe nail sucks. They can both hurt a lot and they are the devil who can hold us back from smashing our runs. Physically you feel fine, but on the inside that little (insert expletive here) is breaking your foot. I see them a lot as a Senior footwear technician … More Blisters ruining your runs?
So y’all know I’m injured so I decided to write this to motivate myself but, also others who have injury woes right now. It’s is not the end of life, yes resting does suck a lot BUT it’s ok. This post is about how sports injury, no matter the severity, can be one of the … More How injury can be a blessing in disguise
Shoes! Who likes shoes? We all like shoes 🙌🏽 When they are the correct fit for our running gait, hold our foot shape well and help us run hundreds of miles they can aid us in becoming our best! Here’s a run down of a few shoes I’ve been … More 5 key women’s footwear for AW17 running season 👣
There’s some irony in this post. The fact I’m talking about overtraining is because I’m currently injured due to it. Why? That’s a whole other story. But today as a sports scientist, I delved deeper in order to understand the physiological responses to Over Training, many which are more complex than you’d think. I can’t … More OverTraining- Most know what it is, but how does it truly affect our physiology?
Milestone Pod is a small device you attach to your shoe that has been created to help you analyse your running parameters. I took this device on a run, on a walk as well as a Barrys class to really test it out. Below I’ll show my findings but, also explain all the cool tech … More A Pod with all the gait metrics you could ask for?
Controversial I know but let me explain. When I say social vegan, I’m talking about every second person on Instagram telling me about their vegan breakfasts and why I should feel bad having drunk cows milk and eaten my bacon & eggs 🙄 Every second person telling me about why I should be a vegan, … More Why I’m not a fan of the ‘social’ vegan
The last 3 months, I have been training, but only about 5% of that training has been running. Most of my workouts have been devoted to strength, speed endurance and power based work and I’m absolutely loving it.
Yes, 2years ago, I decided to do 24hrs of burpees for charity in memory of my dad and his battle with a Brain tumour. Why the burpee? It’s one of the worst exercises to do! Cancer is one of the most life sapping diseases-it takes everything of your loved one and tries to beat them. … More 24 hours of Burpees
I love my job! I have been working in the footwear industry, learning about shoes, and fitting trainers for over 11 years. So you could say I have a bit of knowledge 🤓 I thought I’d use these next few blog posts to answer questions I’ve been sent about the world of running shoes!