#RunningDiary – Week 5

4 weeks down, 24 weeks to go until the Paris Marathon 2016 and my first ever marathon. Here is what I’ve been getting up to this week with my training following the Bupa Half Marathon training plan. Day 29 Rest day (favourite day of the week) Day 30 TRAINING: 30 mins easy DISTANCE: 5.4km TIME: Read More …

#RunningDiary – Week 4

Week 4 of training for the Paris Marathon in April 2016. I’ve started looking at flights and accommodation in Paris this week. I really want to go for a week and I’m thinking of trying Air B’n’B for the first time. If you’ve used it before (especially in Paris) please let me know! Found this Read More …

Autumn Wish List – Part 2

With the new season comes a long list of items that I really need (okay, want) to help get me through the harsh winter months. You can catch up on the first part of my wish list from last week here. I’ll admit that I’m not in a particularly committed relationship with any perfume right Read More …

#RunningDiary – Week 3

I can’t believe it’s Week 3 of my training for the Paris marathon already! Day 15 Monday was meant to be a rest day but since I missed Saturday’s run, I had to do my Sunday on Monday. See last weeks #RunningDiary here Day 16  Just about sobered up from Sunday night but my legs Read More …

#RunningDiary – Week 2

With my first week of my #RunningDiary completed, I’m onto my second week of training for the Paris marathon next April. So week 2, what you got in store for me? More running you say? Okay, let’s do it! Day 8 Meant to be a rest day… but it wasn’t as I missed a day Read More …

#RunningDiary – Week 1

If you happened to see my last post (here), you will have learned that I am planning I AM DOING the Paris Marathon on 3rd April 2016. I’m going to keep a running diary for the duration of my training to keep me on track and also to track my progress. Psychologically, I think it’s Read More …

Fitness Challenges

As anyone who follows me on Instagram (@victoriamartinstyle) will know, I like to partake in the odd fitness challenge from time to time. I’ve recently being following Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide programme and I’ve been seriously impressed with it. The first 12 week programme I managed to stick to religiously and Read More …

Things to Do in Dubai

Following on from my post last week (here) about what to expect from your first trip to Dubai, I thought I would focus this week on some really fun things to do once you get there. The great thing about a holiday to Dubai is that you can do as much or as little as Read More …

A Beginners Guide to Dubai

Since my brother, Scott and my best friend, Jayne both relocated to the Middle East, I’ve had no option but to travel to Dubai on several occasions to visit them. It’s been something of a hardship but a sacrafice I’ve been willing to make in order to see them both. The fact that they live Read More …

Sporty Chic

The one thing that motivates me to workout nearly as much all the ‘fitspo’ accounts I follow (okay, stalk) on Instagram is some new, shiny, bright (neon) sportswear. I’m having a bit of a coral moment just now and, as I’m trying to increase my running distances and improve my time, I definitely need to Read More …