Parkrun Alphabet Challenge: Parkrun Tourism

Parkrun Alphabet Challenge: Parkrun Tourism

So... you may know from past posts that I'm pretty much addicted to Parkrun. If you haven't heard of Parkrun, it's a free weekly timed 5k that happens in parks all over the world at 9am on Saturday mornings. I've been going to Parkrun for a couple of years on and off, although last year I went most Saturday's if I could. It's a fantastic way to keep fit and meet other like-minded people and there's just a fab, supportive...Read More

Half Marathon Training with Scoliosis: Training Diary – 9 weeks to go!

Hi everyone, So for my next challenge... I was very lucky enough to secure a place in the ballot of the Great North Run in September! (In Newcastle Upon Tyne) To say I'm excited is an understatement. This is a huge race and a massive event in the running community. Soooo... I need to up my training that's for sure. At the beginning of this year, I got a half marathon PB at the Wrexham Half Marathon (2hrs 2 mins!)...Read More
A single 6 months: goal review

A single 6 months: goal review

In all honestly, the last few months have been pretty rough for me. I have been struggling quite a lot with anxiety following the end of a toxic relationship and I’ll be honest, I have found myself dangerously close to a bad place. However, I have decided to take control and to use this time alone as a period of reflection, to really focus on myself and my goals and get to know myself and what I want out of...Read More
Interview with Freya – founder of Back the Back Walk for Scoliosis

Interview with Freya – founder of Back the Back Walk for Scoliosis

Hi Freya! Tell me a bit about yourself and your scoliosis history, how old were you when you first diagnosed and how did you feel at the time? Hi Louise! I am the founder and organiser of Back the Back Walk. I'm from Buckinghamshire, I have just turned 20, I finished school two years ago, and I am going to Durham University this September to study Music, first study voice. I was diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis when I was...Read More
Inspiring Scoliosis Instagram Accounts: My Top 10

Inspiring Scoliosis Instagram Accounts: My Top 10

Inspired by my own Instagram obsession, I thought I'd list my top Scoliosis Instagram Accounts to follow.  I must admit, I am a little addicted to Instagram at the moment! Apart from Pinterest, Instagram is the main social platform that I use to try and raise awareness of this blog and scoliosis in general (shameless plug - you can follow me on Instagram here!) The thing about Instagram is, it can be incredibly inspiring IF you follow the right accounts....Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Day 2019: Back the Back Walk

Scoliosis Awareness Day 2019: Back the Back Walk

This Scoliosis Awareness Day (June 30th, 2019) I'm very excited to be taking part in the Back the Back Walk. This is an event organised by Freya, who also has scoliosis, to raise awareness of scoliosis, as well as some much needed funds for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity and Scoliosis Campaign Fund. The RNOH Charity raises money to help the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore provide world-class care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, and to support the hospital's pioneering...Read More
April Link Up with A Chronic Voice!

April Link Up with A Chronic Voice!

I'm sorry for the lack of posts recently, it's been a manic year already for me, full of ups and downs. I've had a rough couple of months in my personal life, but I have still managed to complete my THIRD half marathon and get a personal best! I have also climbed 2 mountains this year already (Helvellyn in the Lake District and Kinder Scout in the Peaks) and I am now on nearly 50 Park Runs. I have also...Read More

February Overview: Goals completed…what’s next?

Apologies for the lack of posts, it’s been a crazy busy couple of months. I’ve been working hard on my running and fitness though and trying to achieve all my 2019 goals! So…what have I been up to? Goal – Complete 50 Park Runs and Park Run Tourism Hereford Park Run Since January, I have completed 7 Park Runs and I’m now on 45 in total, so I'm very close to my 50 goal! As another one of my goals...Read More
Happy New Year – Goals for 2019 :)

Happy New Year – Goals for 2019 :)

Firstly, a little late but I just wanted to wish my readers a very happy new year! This time of year is always a difficult one for many, including myself. I tend to reflect a lot around this time and also worry about what is ahead. 2018 was a difficult year for me in many respects but it was also a very positive one, it was definitely a year of growth. I achieved so many amazing things I never thought...Read More
10 Gift Ideas for those with Chronic Back Pain

10 Gift Ideas for those with Chronic Back Pain

As Christmas is approaching, I thought I’d put together a quick post with some gift ideas if you are buying for somebody who suffers with scoliosis or any kind of chronic back pain. These are just a few things that have helped me over the years and may make a thoughtful gift if you are struggling with what to get. Of course, the usual treats like chocolate and perfume also work well :) 10 Gift Ideas for Chronic Back Pain...Read More
Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards

Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards

My blog has been nominated for a UK Blog Award! If you enjoy reading my blog or if it has helped you in any way, I would love it if you could spare a moment to Vote for me :) All you need to do is follow the link below and click the Vote button. Thank you in advance! Vote Now    
Active Posture: Review

Active Posture: Review

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post but I was gifted the Active Posture 2.0 shirt to try. All thoughts and opinions are my own and this review has not been influenced by the company. Active Posture Clothing: Review I was recently contacted by a company called Active Posture - they had read my blog and thought that myself and my readers might benefit from trying their Active Posture 2.0 shirt. Personally, I had never heard of posture clothing but...Read More
1 year later

1 year later

I apologise for the lack of scoliosis related blog post, but I'm feeling inspired so I wanted to write it all down. This weekend, it marks exactly that I took part in the amazing trek along the Great Wall of China, which I did to raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. This was a life changing experience and one I will never forget. But it's what happened when I got back from that trip that I've spent the last...Read More
Manchester Half Marathon

Manchester Half Marathon

This post is a bit late, but life has been a bit crazy recently! A couple of weeks ago, on the 14th October, I was so proud to complete my second half marathon of the year - the Manchester Half Marathon. It was my goal to complete a half marathon this year, but I never thought I would complete TWO half marathons! I booked onto this second half marathon in a moment of madness after the Great Manchester Run I...Read More
Walking the South West Coast Path

Walking the South West Coast Path

Walking the South West Coast Path: My experiences Ever since my experience of trekking the Great Wall of China last year, I have wanted to go on another trekking holiday. Not only do I love walking and hiking, I also find it helps my back whilst keeping me fit. Plus it's a great way to relax and reflect. So this year, I decided to push myself (again!) and my friend and I took on the South West Coast path in...Read More