ON NOT FOLLOWING THE HERD

Hayley Jane Warnes on not following the herd

I read this post last week, by the babe that is Alice Tate and it really resonated with me… More and more recently, I’ve been feeling like I’m playing catch up. Like there are a million and one things I should be doing to help further my life and career, on top of what I’m already doing, yet when I really stop and ask myself, what is right for me? I struggle to find an answer. Now, this perhaps sounds way more dramatic than it’s meant to, I guess I’m talking about the more subtle nuances of life and career, specific parts of my…

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WINTER TRAINING – THE TURBO TRAINER

break the loop winter training turbo trainer

Ahh winter training… Enter the turbo trainer. A small (but mighty) contraption that allows you to ride your bike from the comfort of your living room / hallway / wherever you can squeeze it in! I absolutely LOVE my turbo trainer for many reasons, including but not limited to; ONE – The fact that I can still train when it’s snowing, icy, sidewards raining outside. Now, I don’t mind a bit of cold or drizzle but sometimes riding outdoors just isn’t the safest option. It’s never worth riding in dangerous conditions. TWO – I know exactly what I’m going to…

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NEED TO SWEAT? TRY THIS METCON WORKOUT

MetCon Workout

I’ve recently been feeling various niggles when running longer distances (slightly / very worrying with Paris being so close!) so I’ve been trying to switch up my workouts to vary the impact. I’ve been swimming as much as possible (although I’ve developed quite the chlorine allergy which is making life interesting), doing a fair bit of riding and we’re also in the process of turning our spare garage into a gym! I’m aware that sentence doesn’t adequately convey the excitement about this home-gym situation but rest assured, I’m pretty damn excited! Anyway, even though the space isn’t quite ready yet,…

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LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Happy pancake day!! We are total pancake monsters at Break The Loop HQ we probably eat them at least once a fortnight, maybe more! So every now and again, it’s nice to switch things up with a variation on the usual wholewheat style! Pancakes are great for refueling the ravenous swimmer (aka – us right now!) and these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes feel like a real treat… LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES INGREDIENTS (Will make two BIG piles!) 1 Cup Plain Flour 1 Cup Wholewheat Flour 1.5 Teaspoons Baking Powder 2 Cups Ricotta 4 Large Eggs 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk Zest from 1…

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