All posts tagged: Adrienne LDN

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This summer has been crazy fun & mega busy! Hence I haven’t updated my blog in a while… So , here’s what I’ve been up to lately… TEDx Talk At the start of this year, I wrote down a list of goals for 2018. I also wrote down my ten year goals. (yes I am that person! I blood love goal setting) One of the things on my list was to speak at a TEDx event. Well sometimes, opportunities come up a lot sooner than we expect them to! I was waiting to board a flight at Heathrow airport one morning in February, and I got an email asking if I would speak at TEDxMauerpark in Berlin. I was absolutely buzzing! I boarded the flight and then had twelve hours to think about what my talk would be about. I decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to share both my mission and my own story. My TEDx talk is now live on YouTube… Tresemme Over the last few months I have been working …

Why Consistency Works

We can of course change our habits an behaviours, initially this requires an intently act. For example, let’s say you want to get fitter. You buy a pair of running shoes and you go out for a run. The intentional act is done. But one run doesn’t make you fit. So this is where consistency comes in, if you then continue to run three times each week, running becomes a part of your routine, it becomes a habit.

Confidence & Self Love.

Last week I was invited by Urban Decay cosmetics to deliver a talk about confidence & self love. Here’s what I had to say… CONFIDENCE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE BORN WITH OR WITHOUT. I believe that confidence is not something that you are born with or with out. It is not a personality trait. Often people mistake the behaviours of outgoing people, it’s easy to assume the if someone is extroverted then they must be confident. However this is not the case. In fact, you can be either an extroverted person or an introverted person, but you can still be confident in yourself, your own abilities and your unique talents. Confidence is actually a skill, and like any skill, it simply requires practice. When we’re growing up and discovering our sense of self, many things can impact our self confidence. Our experiences, our social and cultural influences, and our parents, all play a role in building self confidence.  Many people say that they find public speaking difficult. I myself, used to find it …

Summer Skin

How great is this weather! I am totally loving the summer heatwave. Over the last few weeks, I have switched up my skin care routine, my main focus is on sun protection, deep cleansing and hydration. Running outside is apparently not very good for your skin, especially running in the sun. I try to run early to avoid the heat and I try to stick to running in the shade as much as possible, and I always wear SPF. If you live in a city then it’s even more important to wear SPF everyday, the combination of sun damage and city pollution can clog your pores, cause breakouts and enhance the ageing process. This summer I have been using Decléor ‘Aroma Sun Expert Protective Anti Wrinkle Face Cream’ SPF 30. It feels like a moisturiser but it’s not too thick. It’s one of the only suncreams that I have used that doesn’t cause pimples. Cleanse I have two favourite cleansing products at the moment. 1. Origins ‘Checks and Balances’ Frothy Face Wash. I’ve been using this face …

6 Runners That You Need To Follow on Instagram

@Estelle_trouilloud Estelle’s beautiful photographs make me want to relocate to the mountains! She is self confessed outdoor sports addict, oh and she has the most beautiful dog too! @Maxwilco Max is an endurance athlete, producer, photographer & consultant at WeAre:TrackHouse. Max’s dedication to running is mega inspiring! & he knows his stuff when it comes to the science of running & sports nutrition. @Jessiezapo Jessie is a fellow adidas ambassador, running coach and founder of GirlsRunNYC. I love Jessie’s inclusive attitude to running & her uber cool energy & style. @susie_chan_ Susie is an endurance runner and race pacer. She always has a smile on her face and I just love following her. @thewelshrunner This guy!! Matt is an INCREDIBLE runner, totally dedicated & super speedy!! I met him last year at the Great South Run and I’ve been following him in awe, ever since. @amandarunboston Amanda is an amazing runner, yoga teacher, adidas ambassador and a new Mama! I met Amanda last year in LA when her son was just a few weeks old. …

Power Hour

What is the power hour? Why am I obsessed with talking about it? If you follow me on social media, then you’ll know that I get up early everyday and that the first hour of each day is my ‘Power Hour’. Over the last twelve months, I’ve hosted a series of talks at live events, conferences and festivals. I’m constantly talking about the ‘Power Hour’ and the dramatic impact that it has had on own life. Recently, other people have started to email me or direct message me on Instagram, to tell me how the ‘Power Hour’ has changed their lives too. So, first up, what is the ‘Power Hour’? The Power Hour is the first hour that you are awake each day. What you do with that time is completely up to you, but I believe that is the most powerful hour of the day and that it has the potential to set up the rest of your day for either success or failure. We now live in a world that is completely overwhelming …

Keep On Running | Journal from Paperchase

This weekend I received a ‘Keep On Running’ journal from Paperchase, it could not have come at a better time! In less than four weeks, I will begin training for the Berlin Marathon. Last year I completed my first marathon in London and it was tough! I trained for fifteen weeks, a combination of endurance training, hill session, strength / resistance workouts and LOTS of stretching. Throughout my training, I experimented with different ways to fuel before, during and after long runs. This is the part that went wrong on the day, I didn’t take on enough fuel during the first few hours of the race, so I hit the wall at mile 19 and the rest of the race was a struggle. This year I’ve adapted my training plan and I’m meeting with a dietician for advice about fuelling. I’m hope that the second time will be slightly less painful than the first. This time I have a twenty week training plan and I can’t wait to get started! I absolutely love journaling! Every Sunday …

How does she do it?

Now this is a tricky one for me. Does such a thing even exist when you run your own business? and you’re the co-founder of a start up? The line between work and life is very thin for me. Personally, I don’t have a problem with that but I do feel a pressure from other people.

Behind The Scenes, adidas Ultraboost Shoot, LA.

In November last year, I flew to LA to shoot the latest adidas running campaign. This campaign also featured GB World Champion sprinter, Nethaneel Blake & South African Olympic runner, Dominique Scott-Erfud. (I did my best to keep up!) I’m so excited to see the campaign this week in stores and online. Yesterday, I woke up to three messages from people that said they had seen my face in a store window! That is totally crazy! Here are a few behind the scenes snaps …  I’m not sure if I’m taking a selfie or chatting to Rob and Jude on FaceTime. *Probably the first one! 😀 Seeking shade and chatting to the photographer Jonathan Mehring.  Touch ups in the hair and make up chair. We started shooting at 5.00am for the sunrise light, so I think I am still waking up in this photo.  Energy From The Ground Up  It’s been 5 years since adidas launched the ultraboost running shoe. ‘BOOST’ is a superior cushioning technology that provides energy return. They literally give you a boost! If you’ve ever worn …

Run Your First Mile!

Often when people meet me and they hear me talk about running, they think that I have always been a runner. I love running for so many reasons but trust me, it hasn’t always been easy. Admittedly, I’ve always been athletic and active, but I used to run the 100m and 200m track races, I’m half Jamaican, sprinting is is my blood! The first time I ever went out for a road run, was about nine months after Jude was born. I was wearing a pair of old trainers, my shorts didn’t have a pocket so I was carrying my iPhone in my hand, and I got an agonising stitch about three minutes in. My run turned to a jog and I managed to get through about a a mile and a half. I walked in through the front door and I felt defeated, I thought that maybe running wasn’t for me. I remember at that time, I was on maternity leave and I wanted to get into running because it was free and I …