From a Proud Heel Striker

Just a quickie this evening mainly because I wanted to share a blog I recently read, but I’ll get to that in a sec.

Yesterday was my first gym experience. We joined on Monday and went yesterday and I have to say I loved it. We didn’t stay long, but got to try out a few things and also saw my friend work out in the free weights section. She’s a bit of a machine and can lift over my body weight without a struggle. Maybe I can do that one day? I’m working mostly on my running though and so tomorrow’s visit will be a major date with the treadmill.

Gary’s away at a swanky work function this evening so I had the house to myself and decided to watch one of the movies I recorded ages ago and haven’t had the chance to watch. Silent Hill was my choice. I really enjoyed it, but was really surprised by how gruesome it is considering it’s a 15. It would have scared me to death at 15….. I really want to see the second Silent Hill movie now!

On the subject of movies, we watched The Conjuring at the weekend. An amazing film, it was petrifying from start to end. There were points that Gary thought I was genuinely upset because I was breathing so heavily, but I had a massive smile on my face. I don’t think I’ve ever hidden behind my hands so much during a film. I’m a sucker for a scary movie.

So onto this blog I wanna tell you about. A few days back I saw a little kerfuffle occurring on twitter, all because of an Elle article about running. I read the offending article and totally agreed with the complaints. Having read this blog on Life.Laura.London about the subject, I wanted to share it with you so you can make up your own mind. In my opinion, the biggest problem people have with starting to work out is the thought that they may be ridiculed or do it wrong. The kind of opinions raised in the original piece breeds this fear. Naughty Elle. Plus, you guys know that Claire Danes is my idol – don’t diss the Danes.


Look how hard she’s working – Go Claire! I’m a heel striker and I don’t care, I have no running issues that can be put down to my heavy feet – It’s how I’ve always walked and run so my body is used to it. Anyone who thinks you can only run healthily by galloping like a gazelle is a snob.

Before I sign off, I’d like to say hello to all my new followers. My last post got a lot of attention, likes and follows. I love to see that people enjoy my blog, and if you fancy it you can head over to Facebook where I have a ‘page’ for this blog. If you feel so inclined, ‘like’ the page and you’ll get each of my blog posts straight into your feed. Easy peasy 🙂 I’m also on Bloglovin’ so if you use it already then I have a button at the bottom of this post for you to click. Anyway, thanks so much guys for following and if you have a blog you want me to read, then link to it in the comments, and I’ll give it a read!

Until next time……

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