A great start and even better finish

Good morning lovely WordPressers!

Today, I wanted to share some exciting news with you.

On Monday, I had my third weigh in since I started my Slim Fast challenge, and have now lost, 1 stone!

14 pounds down!

I didn’t think I’d lose my first stone in just three week, but am absolutely over the moon.

I have had a few ups and downs the last couple of weeks, with the odd glass of wine, slice of birthday cake, flaming hot Cheetos (who can resist those?), But ultimately I’ve stayed pretty strong and tried to balance out those naughty treats.

I will be continuing with Slim Fast for the next 9 weeks, and hope to lose at least another stone and a half.

My goal may be ambitious but, that’s the point right?

My other news is that I completed my Race at your pace 100 miles running challenge!

Last month, I truly fell back in love with running. Maybe the beautiful weather, and stunning sunsets helped? But it was truly a joy to run in April. I achieved a few personal best records, and also beat those too!

I let out, (just a little) scream when my base layer, certificate and medal came.

I have signed up to a 75 mile running challenge for May. I intended to sign up for the 125 miles, but I have alot going on this month, so 75 miles seemed more realistic, as I don’t want to get behind on running, or interrupt plans I’ve made.

What are your goals for May? And what do you want to achieve

Kaya •


Race at your Pace Challenge

Good evening everyone,

The end of September, I came across an online challenge that I hadn’t heard of before.

‘Race at your Pace’

I had the option to walk, jog, or run, 10, 15, 25 or 50miles in 30 days. At the time I was feeling slightly ambitions so I signed up for completing the 50mile running challenge.

If you have read my earlier posts you see at mention my passion fo running and that I haven’t run properly in years, and with an on going knee injury I knew it would be a test.

Don’t get me wrong, having to psych yourself up each evening after a long day at work didn’t come easy… But after the first couple of days, I was addicted!

I’m thrilled that I achieved my challenge with a few days to spare. I feel so much fitter, motivated, and proud of myself. 50miles complete!

A good music playlist, and the discovery of the outstanding podcast, ‘My Favorite Murder’, (I am now a murderino) kept me distracted and helped to push me through the dark Autumn evenings.

Late last week I received my medal, base layer and certificate.

I’m still stunned and extremely proud if how I pushed myself, and I had a blast doing it.

Please see below the link for this site, and to let you know that the challenge distance has now changed to a starting milage of 25miles up to a whopping 300miles!


I mean man, where are you running to???

I have set myself a few other lifestyle challenges to help change over the next 7 weeks left of this year (can you believe it?)

What challenges have you set yourself this Autumn, or what do you have prepared for this coming season?

Kaya •