Why you need to race in a mud run (and how to survive it)

Originally posted on A Busy Mom's Guide to Being Awesome-ish:
While I definitely consider myself to be fairly fit, I am by no means a runner.? I have always loved the idea of running, so back about 6 years ago, after I had my first child, I took up jogging.? It made sense, given that it is tough to find activities you can do… Continue reading Why you need to race in a mud run (and how to survive it)

The forerunners of the Nike hijab

Social media is awash these days with talk of Nike’s sports hijab, from both those in favour and those against. Personally I’m all for global brands increasing opportunities for Muslim women involved in sport. We wear their trainers, tracksuits and sports bras, so why not what we wear on our head? The only reservation I have is that they will begin to eat into the … Continue reading The forerunners of the Nike hijab

“The women during the time of the Prophet (saw) didn’t have group exercise classes”

The women during the time of the prophet lived in a different time than we do. They kneaded their own bread, carried water from wells, even walked outside their houses in secluded areas to relieve themselves. Today our bathrooms are 30 feet away, sometimes closer. Our breads are bought from stores which we drive to and our water flows from the faucet with just a turn of a handle. Continue reading “The women during the time of the Prophet (saw) didn’t have group exercise classes”

The hijabi adventurer

This post isn’t about the importance of hijab, for we are all more than capable of making our own choices and decisions. Rather, it is aimed at those sisters who ordinarily wear hijab, who may think they face a dilemma when it comes to entering an obstacle course race or mud run. Whether due to incorrect guidance on the part of event organisers, poor advice from team mates … Continue reading The hijabi adventurer

Getting the most out of your Mud Run

This is a guest post by Yatie Nadzli , sharing 20 helpful tips on getting the most out of your Mud Run. Earlier this year, Yatie took part in the Viper Challenge, Asia’s biggest obstacle course event. 1. Form a team of fabulous teammates and prepare to have fun! 2. Ensure you get the nutrition you need before, during and after your Mud Run challenge. Eat healthy, nutritious foods and stay hydrated. … Continue reading Getting the most out of your Mud Run

From D- to A+: One Running Girl’s Journey

This is a guest post by Kanza…small reflections on her big journey from mattress to marathon! “I can’t run…you’re so committed and good at it and I can barely walk a kilometer without wanting to collapse…” These were the words uttered by a friend when I asked her to consider joining me in a 5k race for fun awhile back. At the time we both … Continue reading From D- to A+: One Running Girl’s Journey

Let’s eat cake

Like many people, we’ve looked on at Islamic Relief’s Cakes4Syria campaign with a mixture of awe and humility. Twice a week throughout the month of Ramadan, hundreds of volunteers have given up their own time to deliver over 15,000 delicious cakes nationwide. Yesterday alone they delivered 6000 of them in anticipation of a chocolaty Eid. Most of us have forgotten the heat wave of the … Continue reading Let’s eat cake