Day 4 of #Juneathon was all about one of my favourite activities: running. If you have the time to do it and can fit a run in your day, it is a really rewarding way to clear your mind. Not only was I lucky enough to have a free day, I could also use running as my form of transport, getting me from home to a class then onto the Sweaty Betty run club in Soho with Annie Foulds.
What a run club it was. No, we didn’t do quite as many miles as I’m used to but it was fantastic to relax in the sunshine, have a natter with a few other bloggers and try a few cardio games, including relays and pyramid-style sprints. As much as I enjoy running by myself, there’s a lot to be said for structured training with other people around you. (It maybe time to hit the track again.) It was such a perfect day for a run in the sun.
Oh and I got to eye up some of the new Summer Run collection, as modelled here by the lovely Annie.
While in store, I couldn’t help but take pictures of the outdoor collection.
Sweaty Betty also invited TomTom to come along and I tried out the new multi-sport device with a heart rate monitor (something I could have done with out in the desert).
With a battery life of eight hours and the ability to sync your activity wirelessly to apps available on both iPhone and Android, this watch makes it easy to monitor your speed and heart rate zones. You simply press the right button on the square interface to view all the different settings (speed, training zones, GPS, etc). It also works with a chest strap when out cycling and is waterproof. At £209.99, it doesn’t come cheap but if you compare with other products of similar ability, it’s a reasonable price for a nifty piece of kit.
It was a really lovely evening with fab company and reminded me that Sweaty Betty offer free classes run by their ambassadors, including run clubs, for all abilities. Click here to find a class near you.