Run Safe, Run Smart

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I recently read a story about a 30 year old woman (Karina Vetrano) who was strangled to death in Queens while she was out for her evening run. I was naturally upset and shocked to hear the story, and I read a bit more about it to find out what had happened. I was surprised […]

Top 5 tips to jump-start your energy levels

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If you suffer from a lack of energy, you’re not alone. But there are ways to combat that sluggish feeling. Here are my 5 tips to jump-start your energy levels. Take a look at the videos to get some more info. 1. Drink enough WATER to avoid getting dehydrated – 2 litres per day is […]

It’s all Monkey Business

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Sunshine is expected this weekend, so that will probably mean a few trips to the playground. And as all parents out there will know as soon as kids mingle in the playground,  the one-upmanship among the so-called grown-ups starts. You hear how little Fiachra is already reading from, and submitting articles to, medical journals although […]

Son-Of-A-Beach Body….

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In the immortal words of Peter Griffin, do you know what really grinds my gears? terms like Beach Body or Bikini Body floating around the fitne-sphere It is something I have noticed lurking online at this time of year for a number of years now. We’ve all seen it – terms like Beach Body or […]

April Alphabet Challenge

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Do you know your squats from your side planks? Does the thought of a chin-up give you chills, or considering a burpee make you balk? Well never fear – the mother of the brainchild that was “Desperate Housework” is bringing you a great challenge that will work all the muscle groups and get you into […]

Desperate Housework

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We’ve all been there – it’s the weekend, the house is a state – you haven’t gone to the gym all week and you’re feeling terrible. Aaaand, you’ve only got a 30 minute window free in your day. So what do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO??! Until now, you probably flipped a coin to […]

He ain’t heavy, he’s my carton..

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Being a cheapskate and also a wanna be make-and-doer, I was so happy to spot online an idea for making your own weights at home. What better way to combine my penny-pinching and love of upcycling, I thought to myself. And then my at-home workouts will be complete. So I over-purchased a few 2 litre cartons of […]

30 Days – 3.0 Miles – 30% Better

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You know what they say – 30 is the new 20, right? Well I’m not so sure – I’m certainly older, wiser, more content – but the body doesn’t always do what I want it to any more. The spirit is willing, etc. etc. I do realise that I am only in my mid thirties […]

(nearly had a)Heart(attack) of Galway

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What better way to spend a bright and crisp Valentine’s Sunday than partaking in an amazing, but heart-thumping, run-&-obstacle course event in the heart of the fantastic city of Galway? None, that’s what. Yesterday, almost 200 participants (and countless volunteers) gathered in Shop Street outside 56 Central to run or walk what we thought was […]