Your Karmic Mission, Should You Choose To Accept…

Happy International Day of Peace! I’m very excited to say that I’ll be celebrating the day with a karmic yoga class in the afternoon benefiting another one of my favourite charitable organisations, Amnesty International! But you don’t need to donate to a charity or do anything particularly bendy to celebrate peace today! Just complete these […]

When You Wish Upon A Star Charity Run, The Blog Is 1 Month Old Today!

I have been training for a month! Well, what have we learned in one month? I listen almost exclusively to musicals on my runs (and, let’s be honest, in life). I really actually enjoy running! It’s my me-time. I can let my mind run free! It’s like I’m Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, except instead of […]

The Weekly Cool Down: Microwaved Apples, Bubble Baths, and Guided Meditation

Welcome to The Weekly Cool Down: a weekly feature where I try non-running activities that are otherwise good for the mind, body, and/or soul! This week was the opening week for our show – much like the last week of rehearsals, last week, it was a crazy one… Only even more crazy. And it involved […]

Just Keep Running, Just Keep Running, Just Keep Running Running Running…

I kinda went with the flow this morning and just did what felt right and what felt right was to just keep running, running, running, until I’d done a little over a half marathon. Like. A. Boss. I think it’s because I had my new Make-A-Wish running vest on – I was super-powered by wishes! […]

The Weekly Cool Down: Yoga In The Park

Welcome to The Weekly Cool Down, a new weekly feature of the blog where you can join me in sans-running weekend activities ranging from classes and days out, to intensive (budget-friendly!) pamper sessions and maybe even baking! So, whatever happened this week, whatever is buzzing around in your brain, whatever exercises or assignments or deadlines […]

Charity Profile: Starlight Children’s Foundation

The Starlight Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving quality of life for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The organisation was founded in 1983 by Dynasty star, Emma Samms, and producer Peter Samuelson after Samms lost her 9-year-old brother to aplastic anemia. The foundation’s programs serve to distract children from their pain, […]

36 weeks 6 days 19 hours and 40 minutes to go…

It’s been roasting most days this week, so I put on a tank top and capri yoga pants for my run this morning – a decision I instantly regretted when I stepped out into the arctic chill that comprises arbitrary mornings any time within the months of March and September in Britain. Within yards of […]

Hello, I’m Amanda.

I’ve never done any kind of a distance run in my life This one time, I went for a run outside and within five minutes a bird pooped on me. I swore I’d never run outside again. But this year I just got an itch – to do a marathon. Just once. Just strike that […]