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HannahBanana

My Life Travel

Travel Update: WTM 2017, future travel plans + winning my first ever Travel Blog Award

November 7, 2017

I’m sat writing this post on a bed covered with travel catalogues, city maps and activity agendas for destinations around the world. I’ve got one leg spread across Tokyo and a bum cheek in Barcelona. I have literally just returned home from a hectic – but totally inspiring – 90 minute visit to the 2017 World Travel Market at the London Excel, and I felt the urge to…

Ireland Marathon Training My Life Running Travel

Be part of my Live Dublin Marathon Experience

October 26, 2017
Marathon Training, Running, Fitbit

It’s happening! It’s finally here. *Gulp* This weekend I head to Dublin to run my second marathon and I want you to enjoy the experience with me. As you may already know from my Instagram posts, training for marathon no.2 has not gone as well as training for marathon no.1. There are multiple reasons excuses for my lack of training – a hectic work load, bad planning, the…

Food Smoothies

The Energy Smoothie (that taste like cookie dough ice cream)

October 23, 2017

This recipe comes fresh from one of my spontaneous ‘F*@$ it! Chuck in whatever I have in the kitchen’ moments. I’ll be honest, the outcome of these moments aren’t always 100% edible (blueberries and instant coffee – what was I thinking?) But not this time. This time I somehow managed to create a delicious concoction with a flavour and texture that reminded me of a sweet scoop of…

Food Smoothies

Sweet Berry Smorridge

October 9, 2017

  When it comes to breakfast, I’ll choose the sweet option every time – unless I’m absolutely hanging out my arse in which case hit me up with the greasiest full english you’ve got – but recently, I’ve definitely been overdoing it on the sweet stuff. I’ve gotten into a really bad habit of swinging into Pret or Starbucks on my way to work to gore on jam…

Happy Lists

The Happy Monday List | No.12

August 14, 2017

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of The Monday List, number 12 to be precise. It’s that time when I’m in a good mood and actually feel positive about it being Monday so have written another (well overdue) list of random bits and bobs that I’ve recently been liking, using, eating and things that have just genuinely put a smile on my face… Regents Park I’ve started…

My Life

Past, Present & Future

August 4, 2017

Its so typical of me that I would rebrand my whole blog and then fall radio silent on the bloody thing! It’s been exactly two months since my last blog post, making it possibly my biggest break from blogging since 2012. But do you know what? I needed it. 2016 wasn’t the kindest year to me, and 2017 was always going to be all about rebuilding myself back…

Health & Fitness Marathon Training

An honest review of: STEALTH Real Fruit Energy Gels

June 4, 2017
Stealth Real Fruit Energy Gels Banana Review - HannahBanana blog - Runner - Marathon Training

First, for anyone out there thinking what are energy gels? Let’s get that bit out the way: Energy gels are little sachets of liquid that are usually made up of carbohydrates, sugar, electrolytes. sometimes protein and a lot of the time caffeine is thrown in there too, it all depends on the brand (which, by the way, there are sooooo many of). Typically they’re consumed by runners on…