I don’t know about you, but I just love Autumn!
The crunch of freshly fallen leaves, LONG BATHS, lighting your favourite candles, HALLOWEEN, Bonfires, that extra cup of coffee, COSY SCARVES, smashing conkers, CARVING PUMPKINS, wearing bobble hats, sipping your daily PSL, pumpkin spice everything, WARM APPLE CRUMBLE, cinnamon, random walks, SITTING BY THE FIRE, switching the heating on for the first time that year, THE WALKING DEAD, butternut squash, toffee apples (shhh!), CHUNKY KNITS, Oh and not forgetting it’s nearly Christmas … I could go on.
And if I’ve not got you in the mood for Autumn already, then maybe these pumpkin spiced cupcakes will do it.
This time last week I spent a lovely Autumn’s morning at the incredible Hale Country Club & Spa, where I was invited by My Protein to celebrate the launch of their new Active Women Range.
On arrival at the venue we were taken through to the lounge area where we were greeted with coffee, pre-workout shakes; and the chance to meet some fellow bloggers. It was lovely to see that My Protein had invited a range of bloggers, from fitness & food to beauty & fashion – proving that protein isn’t just important for the super fit bikini bod competitors, but for your every day active woman.
About four months ago we successfully walked up Snowdon on what was probably the hottest day of the year. It was long and it was sweaty but it was so much fun and as we reached the summit we were already thinking about our next adventure. Scafell Pike.
Scafell Pike is quite simply the highest point in England, sitting (or rather standing) at 978 metres above sea level. Located in the beautiful Lake District National Park in Cumbria, where the surroundings quite literally take your breath away. It’s such a peaceful and magical place which made me fall in love with Britain all over again.
For all you budding walkers, climbers and adventurers out there read on to find out everything you need to know about completing Scafell Pike, from where to stay to what route to take, right through to where to have your celebratory meal.
If you’ve ever competed in a Crossfit competition then you’ll know it’s tough.
First there’s the months of hard work you’ll put in at the gym; training once, or maybe even twice a day. You’ll spend that time honing your technique and working on your engine, ready for what ever wod gets thrown your way. Then there’s the time spent in the kitchen, dialling in your nutrition to help fuel your body through this brutal training (and to get lean as f***, of course). Not to mention your daily rom wod, supplementation plan and potentially some hours spent in the pool trying to learn a new skill – tires me out just thinking about it!
But have you ever planned for your recovery?
I’m guessing not (I’m speaking from experience here). In fact, you’ve probably thought about your post comp treat meal more than you’ve thought about your post comp recovery.
So what should you be doing to make sure you’re well rested post comp and ready to get back to the gym (and training for your next competition) in no time.
The best things about weekends? Lie ins, extended gym sessions, baking, prosecco, friends, long dog walks and pancakes. And my weekend included them all.