Countdown to the St Davids’ Day 10K Run

Its just over a week until my first race, St Davids’ Day 10K . I’m feeling in good form. This past week, I haven’t felt so fit, which is a nice feeling to have.

The plan for the next week is to balance enough training without overdoing it. Here is the plan that I have worked out with my trainer at First Class Gym.

Sunday: 10KM road run

Monday: 2-3KM road run

Tuesday: 10KM road run

Wednesday: Rest Day (going to the Dr Who Experience, Cardiff Bay – woop!)

Thursday: Gym session – sprints

Friday: Gym Session – sprints

Saturday: Rest Day

Sunday: Race Day 10KM

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Wearable Tech

I’m feeling quite lucky at the moment. Why? Well, as per usual, when I get into something, I usually look at how technology can help refine and enhance.  When I went into education, it was more than obvious that I would specialise in learning technology.  I am now into exercise and fitness and have always looked at how some apps could help me out.

Having recently invested in some new running trainers, which happened to Nike+ enabled, I have become interested in wearable tech and how this can help track, monitor, refine and enhance what I am doing.

I think I have chosen a fantastic time as the technology news is bubbling with rumours that Apple are up to something that will be more than an ‘iWatch’ but will be closely linked to health monitoring.

I was considering investing in a Nike Fuelband, but a bit of research has led me to identify other tech and gadgets that are really intriguing and quite sexy, such as the Misfit Wearables Shine activity monitor. I may even hold off to see what the Apple rumours come up with, as I am sure it will be something pretty neat!!


Giving Blood for the First Time

I gave blood for the first time today. I have to say, I was very impressed with the whole process. The staff are friendly, they explain everything clearly and make you feel so relaxed.

I really, don’t know why i haven’t done this before as there really was no pain. Didn’t feel a thing, and it was over in no time.

I had some black current squash and a penguin chocolate bard afterwards.

I’m already looking forward to my next donation – I have to wait 12 weeks.

Seriously, though, please consider giving blood, if I can do it (and you are talking about someone who hides behind a pillow watching Casualty), anyone can!

Giving Blood


Dr Who Filming – Rest Bay, Porthcawl

Was down in Porthcawl yesterday and noticed the distinctive yellow signs showing the way to a location shoot for Dr Who. I followed them to The Rest in Rest Bay, Porthcawl and discovered a cordoned off area of the car park and some lighting trucks around the back. Went back this afternoon, and sure enough, the location units were on site and it looks like there is filming going on inside.  Returned after dark to see the Tardis and some filming taking place. So cool!

Will post some photos later.