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From the moment we arrived, it was chaos!

The car park was packed, and as predicted, the queue for only three toilets was already never-ending. All this was really not helping with my pre-first-half-marathon nerves.

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This week we found a recipe over on the BBC Good Food website which was a mild Chicken Curry. And we made a little video!

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In a few days time, I will be attempting to complete my first half marathon, and the nerves are starting to set in now. But what am I getting myself so worked up about?

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We were watching a fitness related programme on television (How to Get Fit Fast - Channel 4 in the UK) recently and the subject of carb loading came up. Now I've heard of the term but I don't think I've really been strict about doing it. With a half marathon coming up, I started to think about it more.  90 minutes of exercise or more What surprised me was that it was really for exercise of 90 minutes or longer. The reason being is that the body is able to store enough fuel from carbohydrates (glycogen) for exercise around that length...

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You keep telling yourself you want to be more active. You want to start walking more. You want to start running. You want to get up off that comfortable couch of yours.

But where do you start? Why not try a Couch to 5k plan.

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