Flat feet & MAGIC insoles

Here's the thing about flat feet. Chances are that if you have flat feet, or 'duck feet' as I call mine, then you probably don't like running or struggle with it more than the average person. Even if you consider yourself a fit and healthy individual. What I have found flat feet an advantage for however are squats! I do a good squat. As some of you may already know, I have a funny relationship with running. I've never considered myself a...

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Getting outside of that comfort zone: My first skydive & 10k race

 “The only source of knowledge is experience” – Albert Einstein. I kicked off 30 in a big way. It started with Las Vegas. No not the most original plan, but a new experience nonetheless. Verdict: it’s not like the movies. The trip was a fun one because of friends, but in all honesty it was pretty tame compared to previous European adventures. The city is definitely more seedy than glamorous, feminism doesn’t exist at all and we caught the end of...

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Product review: FITBIT SURGE ‘Super Watch’

Over the past two years I’ve tried a number of Activity and Fitness trackers – Jawbone UP, Nike Fuelband, bought a Fitbit Flex and a basic Polar watch (FT4). I've also worn Polar and Orangetheory branded Heart Rate chest straps during workout sessions. [caption id="attachment_84" align="aligncenter" width="913"] Nike Fuelband[/caption] The early version of Jawbone UP was great for sleep tracking and supported by a great app, but wasn’t that useful from a Fitness perspective and didn’t sit comfortably on my wrist. The Nike...

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Can’t run. Will run.

Running is a bit like cooking. You either love it or hate it. You may do it just because you feel you have to. But I think a lot of people secretly (or not so secretly) want to be good at it. Or at least to be able to do it with relative ease. I’m not a natural runner. It feels like a chore. It’s really tough on my body. And it’s boring as hell. Some people actually enjoy running,...

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