Fitness

London to Brighton – 54 Miles of Madness

London to Brighton – 54 Miles of Madness

My muscles are creaking, my calves are stiff and my head feels a liiiitttle bit fuzzy. 24 hours since I joined the masses and rode 54 miles (+5 +6 but who’s counting…) for British Heart Foundation’s flagship London to Brighton ride. And my body knew about it! It’s Friday now, and I can walk again, […]

Savasana In The Sky – Yoga at the top of The Shard

Savasana In The Sky – Yoga at the top of The Shard

Hot yoga, ashtanga yoga, gravity yoga… it’s all happening in the world of the bendy. But how about yoga among the actual clouds? Y’know, up there in the sky? Not possible, you say. Well… it is when you head 68 floors up to the top of Europe’s tallest building for your class. I was invited […]

In A Spin? Review of Psycle London

In A Spin? Review of Psycle London

One dreary and moody not-quite-spring-yet evening as I scurried out of work with my head down in a hurried bid to dash through the Oxford Circus crush and reach my friend on time, I was halted by a glowing beacon of new shop frontage with clean branding and an enticing air of general wellbeing loveliness. Behold, Psycle. […]

Yoga Review Published on Hip & Healthy

Yoga Review Published on Hip & Healthy

Hello! I’ve been writing stuff again… a few months ago I passed myself off as a ‘savvy cyclist’ (their words, not mine) in an article for health and well-being site Hip & Healthy. I’ve made it on there again – this time a written non-diabetes related review of my heavenly trip to Kaliyoga in Spain […]

YFT1 Completes The Big Challenge!

YFT1 Completes The Big Challenge!

MOST MAMMOTH EDIT EVER. But it’s here! Nearly two months on, the challenge is a completely surreal distant dream. The finer points are all a bit hazy, but the feeling I got from that epic week will never ever leave me. What a year. So where the hell have I been all this time? Well, […]

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

Yes, I know, people keep telling me and I’m not one to argue given that it’s 100% fact. I’ve changed. So I made a little video of my exploits as this absolute non-athlete goes on a casual 100km bike ride of a bank holiday Monday, in preparation for my pant-wettingly fast approaching bike ride to […]

YFT1 Goes To A Yoga Retreat – Review of Kaliyoga, Spain

YFT1 Goes To A Yoga Retreat – Review of Kaliyoga, Spain

I tried to make this video complete so that you could sit back and enjoy without having to wade through a text blog entry afterwards explaining all the numbers and fun stuff. Sooo, have a watch and please pipe up with your thoughts and comments about yoga, wellness, exercise and diabetes and whether anything I’m […]

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

Sooooo… I’ve been a bit quiet recently, on here and Twitter. Normally when I say that it’s because I’ve been dashing about getting into various pickles, generally as a result of a lethal combination of general day-to-day idiocy (it’ll be charming to someone, some day…) and slightly too much vino of an evening. This time, […]

YFT1 Published on Hip & Healthy – Chic Cycling

YFT1 Published on Hip & Healthy – Chic Cycling

So this is exciting. YFT1 has been published on Hip & Healthy – an online magazine focussing on fitness, health and well-being. For once I’m not wanging on about Type 1 *gasp* – this article is actually about cycling, something I rarely stop talking about now that training for The Big Challenge (which is VERY much […]

The Big Challenge

The Big Challenge

No, like REALLY big. Really, really super silly big. Well, not landing an aircraft big. Or turning water in wine big (still trying on that one). But in the realms of my silly existence… it’s a whopper. I’m excited. And I’m utterly terrified. Here’s a very obvious clue… Quite a few months ago, long enough […]