When to Run

30th May 2017 2 min to read

When to Run

Category : FITNESS, Uncategorized

Running is often met with a great deal of groaning, moaning, complaining. People don’t like it! It seems repetitive, tiring and loooong. When I discuss running I’m often told that people would rather do something more fun with their time, that exercise shouldn’t be a chore. And I whole heartedly agree. Exercise sh...

Women’s Day?

2nd May 2017 3 min to read

Women’s Day?

Category : RANT, SPORT

This is a first post from amateur jockey and professional academic Emma Lyons – another remarkable woman we’ve added to the stable of cliché-crunching, stereotype-stomping bloggers in the Princess Pit! Here she gets the bit between her teeth about the sport of racing, and how women still have many hurdles to face, when...

Towards a Better Me: Part 10

26th April 2017 4 min to read

Towards a Better Me: Part 10

Category : LIFE

Realisation:   ‘The Fear’ was still my training mate this week, but I had Denise back this week. ‘Did ya miss me?’, she said as she bounced down to the PT room. ‘Yes, Michelle made me do planks!’, was my reply. The laughter from her indicated she wouldn’t be taking it easy on me. ‘Any mor...

A Step Back from Sport

24th April 2017 4 min to read

A Step Back from Sport

Category : LIFE

Just over a month ago my father-in-law was diagnosed with late stage Motor Neurone Disease (MND). For anyone who doesn’t know MND is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. The messages gradually stop reaching the muscles, which leads to weakness and wasti...

Towards a Better Me: Part 9

18th April 2017 6 min to read

Towards a Better Me: Part 9

Category : FITNESS, LIFE

  The Fear.  Firstly, my apologies for the lack updates. I had been put on a training ban by my doctor while an investigation into what happened with my face during the 5k took place (my face dropped on one side half way through the race). This meant I had no training and nothing really to blog about for two weeks. And then onc...

Got My Skates On

11th April 2017 7 min to read

Got My Skates On

Category : FITNESS, SPORT

Last night I did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, I went back to Roller Derby training. Roller Derby, for anyone who doesn’t know, is a full contact sport played on quad roller skates. I started playing in 2011 with the Limerick Roller Girls (now called Limerick Roller Derby), and have went from being e...

Couples Therapy

7th April 2017 5 min to read

Couples Therapy

Category : BALLROOM, BODY, FITNESS, FOOD

Our VERY FIRST Guest blog post for the BitchMittens Ballroom is from Jason Kenny, Men’s Physique & Fitness Model Competitor, personal trainer and Coast Guard. Whatever you think of this type of competition, no one can argue that it requires an insane amount of commitment and dedication, and Jason has won world titles left, ...

No Make Up Month

5th April 2017 4 min to read

No Make Up Month

Category : BODY

In work the past few days discussions have been going the way of serious make-up chats. A colleague of mine is quite the cosmetic queen. She knows everything, has ALL (ALLLLLLLLLLL) the kit and has even taken a super serious course in it. I, on the other hand, change mascara every year (more like 2) and barely have the energy to pu...

The Lunchtime Slot

29th March 2017 3 min to read

The Lunchtime Slot

Category : FITNESS, LIFE

This is a funny one because obviously not everyone can actually do this. Buuuut… If it’s possible for you and your are sorta on the fence as to when you want to train then please allow me to advocate for the lunchtime slot. It sounds like a drag but I think you might be pleasantly surprised!   1: It’s time sens...

Personal Strength Training Session

19th March 2017 5 min to read

Personal Strength Training Session

Category : FITNESS

Dress code for a personal training session: non-matching track suit, (soooo not Katie Price).  The other more professional “personal training peeps” seemed to be in matching track suits… (I don’t know how they were able to achieve that combination without looking like a total chav) I had been at an Iyengar yo...

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