Literally the ’ Happiest 5k on the planet’

Did the Color Run last weekend at Wembley Stadium. A.ma.zing. Weather was amazing. Race was amazing. My colourful friends were amazing. Nandos afterwards was also… gues what… amazing. Literally the ’ Happiest 5k on the planet’

Did the Color Run last weekend at Wembley Stadium. A.ma.zing. Weather was amazing. Race was amazing. My colourful friends were amazing. Nandos afterwards was also… gues what… amazing. Literally the ’ Happiest 5k on the planet’

Did the Color Run last weekend at Wembley Stadium. A.ma.zing. Weather was amazing. Race was amazing. My colourful friends were amazing. Nandos afterwards was also… gues what… amazing. Literally the ’ Happiest 5k on the planet’

Did the Color Run last weekend at Wembley Stadium. A.ma.zing. Weather was amazing. Race was amazing. My colourful friends were amazing. Nandos afterwards was also… gues what… amazing. Literally the ’ Happiest 5k on the planet’

Did the Color Run last weekend at Wembley Stadium. A.ma.zing. Weather was amazing. Race was amazing. My colourful friends were amazing. Nandos afterwards was also… gues what… amazing. Literally the ’ Happiest 5k on the planet’

Did the Color Run last weekend at Wembley Stadium. A.ma.zing. Weather was amazing. Race was amazing. My colourful friends were amazing. Nandos afterwards was also… gues what… amazing.

Literally the ’ Happiest 5k on the planet’

Did the Color Run last weekend at Wembley Stadium. A.ma.zing. Weather was amazing. Race was amazing. My colourful friends were amazing. Nandos afterwards was also… gues what… amazing.

The 10 benefits of running. :)

The 10 benefits of running. :)

The Snowboarder’s Prayer.

Love this. Something to live by.

We Own The Night. Nike women’s 10km race. Victoria Park, London. Amazing. We Own The Night. Nike women’s 10km race. Victoria Park, London. Amazing. We Own The Night. Nike women’s 10km race. Victoria Park, London. Amazing. We Own The Night. Nike women’s 10km race. Victoria Park, London. Amazing. We Own The Night. Nike women’s 10km race. Victoria Park, London. Amazing. We Own The Night. Nike women’s 10km race. Victoria Park, London. Amazing.

We Own The Night. Nike women’s 10km race. Victoria Park, London. Amazing.

A selection of the BEST comedy running tops. 

Some days, when the weather is gloomy and you can’t think of anything worse than getting out of bed, you NEED tops like these to get you to lace up and get going!

Enough said.

T minus 3 days until the Nike ‘We Own The Night race at Victoria Park in London. First 10km ‘race’ for me (I put ’ ’ around ‘race’, as it will be more of a desperate stumble towards the finish line than a competitive run, but it will be a race nonetheless).

See you all there! And if you’ve yet to sign up, you can do so here:
http://nike.com/gb/en_gb/c/running/we-own-the-night

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The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

A further snapshot of our amazing day on the slopes with Olympians Jenny Jones, Aimee Fuller, Jamie Nicholls and Ed Drake. 

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Jenny Jones - smiling, as she was for the entire day. Such a pleasure to meet her and be given valuable snowboarding tips that helped me land several jumps!

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My friend, Kat, attempting one of her first jumps after guidance from the Queen of Olympic snowboarding, Jenny Jones. 

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(From Top) My boyfriend - Matt - getting some air; Me - attempting a jump (which I proudly landed!); and Jamie Nicholls, showing us how the pros do it!

And remember, you can’t buy happiness but you can buy a lift pass. 

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Great video of awesome zumba dance troupe Z Floetry on stage at an LA Conference in 2013. 

One of my favourites to dance to on a Tuesday and Friday evening!

On a bit of a bank holiday whim yesterday, a few friends and I decided to head up to The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead for the day. It was their 5 year ‘birthday’ celebrations and as a result there were to be several of the Team GB Winter Olympians giving tips and signing posters.
We travelled up first thing in the morning. Four of us, 3 snowboards and Celine Dion on the iPod (Celine travels with us on all our best adventures).
We were out on the snow by 12 o’clock and after half an hour or so of practicing riding switch, trying to spin in continuous circles and generally just arsing around, we realised we’d been joined on the slopes by Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller, Olympic legends and just spectacularly cool in every way. Awesome start to the day. 
A few minutes later, as I unstrapped from my bindings at the bottom of the piste, I stood up and came face to face with the effortlessly gorgeous, ultimate babe on a board, Jenny Jones herself.
Cue ridiculous fangirl moment whereby I missed the next two buttons on the lift and thanked an imaginary snow god for giving me the best Bank Holiday EVERRRR. 
For the next hour, we spent our time learning to jump on our boards with oodles of helpful tips from Jenny (that’s right, just ‘Jenny’ - you see we’re acquaintances now, so that’s allowed). I have learned (I think) that a jump is really called a kicker. And you don’t ‘jump’ off a jump, you ‘ollie’ (lift one foot off and then the other). You only jump when there is no jump. This is called flatland snowboarding. 
Confusing, says you. Inspiring, says I.
For a while I got totally caught up in the moment and thought, ‘hell, I could be the next Jenny Jones if I wanted’. Then an adorable six year old girl in a Burton onesie snowboarded past me and totally stole my thunder. Even worse, a seven year old called Brad was cruising over the jumps AND the box feature without so much as a second thought.
Ok. So maybe THESE guys are going to be the next generation of Olympians, but at the end of the day, who cares. They were awesome kids who totally deserve to have a shot at pro boarding and I, well I got my helmet signed and a freestyle lesson with the coolest olympic snowboarding gang around.
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Cheers to The Snow Centre for an amazing event, and to the Olympians for being the nicest, smiliest bunch of board and ski babes and dudes around. On a bit of a bank holiday whim yesterday, a few friends and I decided to head up to The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead for the day. It was their 5 year ‘birthday’ celebrations and as a result there were to be several of the Team GB Winter Olympians giving tips and signing posters.
We travelled up first thing in the morning. Four of us, 3 snowboards and Celine Dion on the iPod (Celine travels with us on all our best adventures).
We were out on the snow by 12 o’clock and after half an hour or so of practicing riding switch, trying to spin in continuous circles and generally just arsing around, we realised we’d been joined on the slopes by Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller, Olympic legends and just spectacularly cool in every way. Awesome start to the day. 
A few minutes later, as I unstrapped from my bindings at the bottom of the piste, I stood up and came face to face with the effortlessly gorgeous, ultimate babe on a board, Jenny Jones herself.
Cue ridiculous fangirl moment whereby I missed the next two buttons on the lift and thanked an imaginary snow god for giving me the best Bank Holiday EVERRRR. 
For the next hour, we spent our time learning to jump on our boards with oodles of helpful tips from Jenny (that’s right, just ‘Jenny’ - you see we’re acquaintances now, so that’s allowed). I have learned (I think) that a jump is really called a kicker. And you don’t ‘jump’ off a jump, you ‘ollie’ (lift one foot off and then the other). You only jump when there is no jump. This is called flatland snowboarding. 
Confusing, says you. Inspiring, says I.
For a while I got totally caught up in the moment and thought, ‘hell, I could be the next Jenny Jones if I wanted’. Then an adorable six year old girl in a Burton onesie snowboarded past me and totally stole my thunder. Even worse, a seven year old called Brad was cruising over the jumps AND the box feature without so much as a second thought.
Ok. So maybe THESE guys are going to be the next generation of Olympians, but at the end of the day, who cares. They were awesome kids who totally deserve to have a shot at pro boarding and I, well I got my helmet signed and a freestyle lesson with the coolest olympic snowboarding gang around.
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Cheers to The Snow Centre for an amazing event, and to the Olympians for being the nicest, smiliest bunch of board and ski babes and dudes around. On a bit of a bank holiday whim yesterday, a few friends and I decided to head up to The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead for the day. It was their 5 year ‘birthday’ celebrations and as a result there were to be several of the Team GB Winter Olympians giving tips and signing posters.
We travelled up first thing in the morning. Four of us, 3 snowboards and Celine Dion on the iPod (Celine travels with us on all our best adventures).
We were out on the snow by 12 o’clock and after half an hour or so of practicing riding switch, trying to spin in continuous circles and generally just arsing around, we realised we’d been joined on the slopes by Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller, Olympic legends and just spectacularly cool in every way. Awesome start to the day. 
A few minutes later, as I unstrapped from my bindings at the bottom of the piste, I stood up and came face to face with the effortlessly gorgeous, ultimate babe on a board, Jenny Jones herself.
Cue ridiculous fangirl moment whereby I missed the next two buttons on the lift and thanked an imaginary snow god for giving me the best Bank Holiday EVERRRR. 
For the next hour, we spent our time learning to jump on our boards with oodles of helpful tips from Jenny (that’s right, just ‘Jenny’ - you see we’re acquaintances now, so that’s allowed). I have learned (I think) that a jump is really called a kicker. And you don’t ‘jump’ off a jump, you ‘ollie’ (lift one foot off and then the other). You only jump when there is no jump. This is called flatland snowboarding. 
Confusing, says you. Inspiring, says I.
For a while I got totally caught up in the moment and thought, ‘hell, I could be the next Jenny Jones if I wanted’. Then an adorable six year old girl in a Burton onesie snowboarded past me and totally stole my thunder. Even worse, a seven year old called Brad was cruising over the jumps AND the box feature without so much as a second thought.
Ok. So maybe THESE guys are going to be the next generation of Olympians, but at the end of the day, who cares. They were awesome kids who totally deserve to have a shot at pro boarding and I, well I got my helmet signed and a freestyle lesson with the coolest olympic snowboarding gang around.
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Cheers to The Snow Centre for an amazing event, and to the Olympians for being the nicest, smiliest bunch of board and ski babes and dudes around.

On a bit of a bank holiday whim yesterday, a few friends and I decided to head up to The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead for the day. It was their 5 year ‘birthday’ celebrations and as a result there were to be several of the Team GB Winter Olympians giving tips and signing posters.

We travelled up first thing in the morning. Four of us, 3 snowboards and Celine Dion on the iPod (Celine travels with us on all our best adventures).

We were out on the snow by 12 o’clock and after half an hour or so of practicing riding switch, trying to spin in continuous circles and generally just arsing around, we realised we’d been joined on the slopes by Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller, Olympic legends and just spectacularly cool in every way. Awesome start to the day. 

A few minutes later, as I unstrapped from my bindings at the bottom of the piste, I stood up and came face to face with the effortlessly gorgeous, ultimate babe on a board, Jenny Jones herself.

Cue ridiculous fangirl moment whereby I missed the next two buttons on the lift and thanked an imaginary snow god for giving me the best Bank Holiday EVERRRR. 

For the next hour, we spent our time learning to jump on our boards with oodles of helpful tips from Jenny (that’s right, just ‘Jenny’ - you see we’re acquaintances now, so that’s allowed). I have learned (I think) that a jump is really called a kicker. And you don’t ‘jump’ off a jump, you ‘ollie’ (lift one foot off and then the other). You only jump when there is no jump. This is called flatland snowboarding. 

Confusing, says you. Inspiring, says I.

For a while I got totally caught up in the moment and thought, ‘hell, I could be the next Jenny Jones if I wanted’. Then an adorable six year old girl in a Burton onesie snowboarded past me and totally stole my thunder. Even worse, a seven year old called Brad was cruising over the jumps AND the box feature without so much as a second thought.

Ok. So maybe THESE guys are going to be the next generation of Olympians, but at the end of the day, who cares. They were awesome kids who totally deserve to have a shot at pro boarding and I, well I got my helmet signed and a freestyle lesson with the coolest olympic snowboarding gang around.

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Cheers to The Snow Centre for an amazing event, and to the Olympians for being the nicest, smiliest bunch of board and ski babes and dudes around.