I only added this goal to my Life List recently, but it’s one I’ve been considering for a while. It’s not one I ever thought I’d be able to tick off and honestly, before the start of the year I had very little inclination to achieve it. Which makes it all the more surprising that last week I ran my first ever 5K. I ran 5 kilometres, in one go, without stopping. It doesn’t sound like much but having reached the age of 31 before I hit…Continue Reading “Life List: Complete a 5K”

It’s funny how life changes, isn’t it. When we first bought our bikes we rode them quite a lot around flat, flat Cardiff with it’s pedestrianised roads and lack of inclines. Since we moved house two years ago to the suburbs, however, the poor things have barely seen the light of day. We live on top of a hill and also, conversely, at the bottom of a hill, so either way we cycle we’re either climbing a hill to leave or to get home –…Continue Reading “31 for 31 Changes: Goodbye Cycling, hello Couch to 5K”

Goodbye, old friends. I no longer need your help because I had laser eye surgery on the 11th of August (after booking in a mere three weeks before!) 😀 I think actually that was kind of helpful because it gave me less time to be scared after reading the terms and conditions (otherwise known as the “If you die it’s not our fault” document). I ummed and ahhed about adding this to my 31 for 31 list, but eventually decided to include it because #yolo. It’s…Continue Reading “31 for 31: Get My Eyes Lasered”

Go Paleo for January: Done! Huzzah! 🙂 Did we fall off the wagon a bit? A little. There was a black cherry cider at a weekend away with our favourite friends, a tub of marshmallow ice-cream after a particularly difficult Monday and the “I really should test these before I take them to work” salted caramel brownie, oops. I also ate peas and sweetcorn because I forgot they were a legume and a grain respectively – oh well! The Good Paleo was interesting. Since I’ve…Continue Reading “2014 Goals: Paleo for January”