Sunday, 18 June 2017

Women In Sports Week 2017

Inter-activities in Brent

Fly Girls at Wembley Stadium 18--6-17
Monday 19th - 25th June is national Women In Sports week to raise awareness of those playing, delivering, volunteering and watching sport to promote sports for women across the UK. There are various activities in Brent for girls and women, many run on Sundays ( pun intended Fly Girls run every Sunday) such as the various women's football clubs and training for women at Preston Manor School or Vale Farm Sports Centre to name two. As we get into summer it is an ideal time to find activities locally and get out and about.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Color Run at Wembley

Happy Running

Fly Girls Running Community
at The Color Run- Wembley
The Fly Girls Running Community a women only beginner running group entered their first ever group run in a regional running event on Sunday 11th June. We decided to enter as the theme of this race - be happy, be healthy- aligned with our groups running agenda's. Most of our members joined the Fly Girls group to run to improve their wellbeing, to get the feel good factor after a run, to release stress, all of which are for good mental health. We are a fun run group and not racing takes the stress of running competitively, therefore this London running event was ideal for us.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Reviewing 3 Fitness Trackers on Global Running Day

 Tracking our steps

Fly Girls Running Community
Wembley Stadium Run 
Some of my running buddies from our running community use fitness trackers on the runs when we run together. They tell us the distance they have run, their time and speed as well as steps. One explained that it monitors her sleep as to how deep or restless her sleep was. Most people use it for monitoring their steps and calories used, others may want more specific facilities.

The Garmin Vivofit 3 is a simple effective fitness tracker that counts steps, monitors sleep and captures different activities such as walking, running, biking, swimming and cross training. It costs under £100.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Why Mindfulness is important for Wellness

MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

Mind, Body, Spirt for wellbeing
Welcome to the official summer month of June. Reflecting on the month of May i challenged myself on the Bill Thwaites sugar free month. Subscribers to the challenge were to give up sugar, wheat and processed foods. The main purpose of this was to curb our addictions. I subscribed unknowingly of the whole foods to eliminate which was giving up wheat and processed foods.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Run Together - Girl Power

Groups are the best motivator

Fly Girls Running Community-Wembley Stadium
The Fly Girls Running Community are a women only and girls over 14 years beginner running group, that started their running training at the iconic Wembley stadium on Sunday morning's in 2016. We are a registered RunTogether group under the "Get Me Started" level. My experience leading this group and previously being a member of other running groups, i can honestly say that running in a group is a strong motivator to keep you going. Having run alone over the years in comparison to running with groups i've joined, the latter has always been preferable. Here are five reasons why:

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Recommended Runs

Brent Running Groups

Run With Andy is a new running group that started on Tuesday 16th May for the Welsh Harp 4 mile run.  Meeting point at Birchen Grove free car park Andy then leads you into a warm up before you start on the nature trail path.