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.
Being injured is an athletes worst nightmare – not being able to do the sport that you love is completely frustrating. And I should know.
I’ve had a shoulder injury which has seen my training scaled back ever since my last competition back in Feb and it’s been far from easy. I can’t even tell you where it all started as it wasn’t brought on by a single event but by months of repetitive strain, and a lot of training through the pain (mistake number one!). It wasn’t until I was in a small car crash back in January which jolted my neck and upper back adding insult to injury that I started taking the pain seriously.
Life is pretty hectic at the moment, not only have I just gone and bagged myself a new job (Wahoo!), but I’m also in the midst of buying a new house. The last couple of weeks have been crazy with mortgage applications etc. (fingers crossed!) and I’ve really had to be a bit more conscious about all the money I’m spending, especially when it comes to food. You may have already noticed that my Instagram hasn’t been super full of my latest inventions as I really have had to reign it in.
Although, it has got me thinking… is it really possible to eat a super healthy diet on a budget?