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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…

My Life

Who is Hannah Banana?

May 28, 2017
Hannah Banana Blog Pink Flatlay

So, it’s official! I’ve waved farewell to Tink Jayne, I’ve shed my skin, re-birthed, rebranded, matured, whatever you want to call it (although matured probably isn’t the right word seeing as I still laugh at strangers when they fall over in the street). No, that’s it, no more Tink Jayne, I am now me – Hannah! (….ahem, with added Banana, because a) I love banana flavoured things, but…

Blogging 202

Bloggers vs. Blaggers

April 16, 2017
Blagger vs Blogger

β€œCan you help me set up a blog so that I can get free stuff?” is a question I’ve been asked …a lot. When my blog began to take off in 2014 and the parcels started arriving at my desk, people couldn’t believe all the free stuff I was getting (and by people, I also mean me). From shampoo, to ice cream, to holidays, everyone wanted a slice…

My Life

30 Things I Learnt at 30 Years Old

April 12, 2017

Last weekend it was my 31st Birthday and I celebrated it in one of the most romantic cities in the world – Paris! Only it wasn’t a loved up weekend with flowers, proposals or champagne (okay, maybe a little champagne) but instead a weekend of sweat, blood and tears as I spent my 31st birthday fiercely fighting for my first ever marathon medal. I may not have had…

Health & Fitness

There is a voice in my head and it’s telling me to run

March 23, 2017
Runner Girl, Training for Marathon on Crosby Beach Liverpool

Running isn’t really known as a competitive sport, and yet most of the Runners I know are all extremely competitive people, myself included. So, who are we all competing against? Well, if you look at how hard we work to achieve PB’s and how we love to make each challenge bigger and harder than the last, the answer is pretty clear: Ourselves. Yup, we continuously strive to compete…