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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. […]

A Life of Excess – Are We Missing The Point?

A Life of Excess – Are We Missing The Point?

2014. 9.45am. London. I’m walking along Oxford Street heading towards work and, much like 99% of the people scurrying alongside me, behind me, in front of me, towards me, away from me; I’m apparently in a rush. I’m actually only in a rush because everyone else is in a rush – the street itself demands […]

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 […]

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I can’t do it. It’s not worth it. I’ve had enough. So I QUIT.   Alcohol. Not the challenge. I cannot get my head around how quickly The Big Challenge has come around… despite the fact I’ve been counting down the weeks/days/hours since about May. It’s exactly three weeks til I hop on my bike […]

YFT1 Gets Sent Packing…

YFT1 Gets Sent Packing…

Watch me first. Read me second… Ohhh another stuuuuupid video! Apparently you quite liked watching me running around getting drunk and being a general idiot (bar lunges, anyone?) so I thought I’d capture a bit more of my ridiculous existence. Being that it’s summer and given all the extra things we have to consider when […]

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 […]

Ohhhh Nooo…

Ohhhh Nooo…

First run post-holiday. Needless to say I felt every single one of the 40,000 Reese’s Cups I definitely shouldn’t have eaten while adopting the US lifestyle for a week as I pounded the pavements of South West London. Let’s not even get started on the burgers. But the training must continue (did I mention I’d […]

Start Spreading the News: YFT1 in New York

Start Spreading the News: YFT1 in New York

Etc etc… I’m in NEW YORK!!!! And I’m writing. It’s 30 degrees outside and I’m writing. HIYYYAAAAA. Oh my god it’s amazing. So bloody amazing I never ever ever want to leave. Ever. There are obvious type 1 related obstacles that I’m navigating every day – namely the food (HUGE. And immense) and the drink […]