Friday Feelgood Five 12.8.16

Here’s the second in my Friday Feelgood Five feature – the little things that have made me happy this week.
The York 10K
I absolutely love the Run For all York 10K; it’s in my home town and I’ve done it every year since it started in 2009, when it was the first race I ever entered. It’s not a great course for a PB and I haven’t ‘raced’ a 10K for over 18 months, so was stunned to knock a good chunk off my previous PB, reducing it from 51:17 to 50:31. Sometimes you can surprise yourself!
York 10K
Olympic Prosecco
I was given this tiny bottle of Prosecco as a wedding favour recently and decided to crack it to toast the Olympic opening ceremony last Friday. I’ve really been enjoying the cycling and gymnastics this week and can’t wait for the athletics to start now.
Trail Running Magazine
I want to do much more trail running next year – hopefully another ultra – so took out a subscription to Trail Running magazine this month and have really enjoyed reading it. Lots of inspiration, and if you take out a subscription before the end of August you also get a free Camelbak Dart – winner!
Trail Running
Neal’s Yard Organic X Deliciously Ella
I love Neal’s Yard products. They’re not exactly cheap, but not only do they smell divine, they work really well and last for ages. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the two new products from their collaboration with Ella that was launched this week. Check them out here if you’re interested.
NY Ella
Wasabi Peanuts
One of the favourites from my Lidl basket last week. I find them totally addictive and am having trouble monitoring my intake – however (like last week’s olives) they make me want a glass of wine too! I almost wish Lidl would stop selling them… but not quite.


That’s it! Because living well is sometimes just about enjoying the simple things around us. Feel free to tell me your favourite things this week, I’d love to hear about them. Have a great weekend!