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Dryathlon with a twist….

This September I have decided to challenge myself for an extremely worthy cause Cancer Research UK.

I won’t say too much about why I feel so strongly about Cancer Research as I have a post in the making for my reasons and inspirations. Today I am here to tell you that I shall be ditching Tea and Coffee two beverages that I drink A LOT of for 30 days. As part of Dryathlon the reason for this twist is as much as I like a good drink, I don’t drink enough alcohol to warrant that being much of a challenge. So in speaking to my best friend I decided to ditch Coffee and she challenged me to also ditch Tea as I drink a fair amount of both. So that is what I will be doing…today I will get in my last few beverages before I ditch them. I am looking forward to seeing how I cope and to see how much this change effects my health and fitness. I will be documenting my time, I won’t say every single day as that could get tedious for me to write and for you to read. So it will be as often as necessary. I think the first few days will definitely be the hardest for me. So I reckon you will hear a lot from me at the very beginning.

I hope you will join me for my journey, any form of encouragement is welcomed. As I type this I have already raised £11 with £4 of that being from my almost three year old niece. If you would like to support me on my quest you can donate here http://www.justgiving.com/Hayley-thorpe-dryathlete2015 anything you can spare is appreciated.

I have said to a few people I think Starbucks will be emailing me when my Starbucks card is not used for a while haha. I will be checking in with you guys tomorrow once I have undertaken a chunk of my first day.

My last morning cuppa…..


It tasted sooo good. I shall be having a coffee at work but I won’t be buying milk for the fridge. There will be no added temptations for me. I intend to enjoy today and the pressure starts tomorrow. Have a good Monday all.



Cancer Research #DNATrail continues…

After I found the first one at Waterloo station I looked at the link on Twitter and decided I wanted to try to find as many as I can before the 6th September when the trail ends. I found out there was one at Victoria station, a station that I use daily to get to work so I made it my mission to find it and take another snap. I was a little offended if I am honest as I had to tidy the rubbish that was left there before I could snap my second #DNATrail picture. So far the first one I found is my favourite but I have a few stops to make before that is confirmed.

This one is called Double Dutch Delift Blue DNA.


By the end of the week I hope to have a few more of these beauties for you #DNATrail


Cancer Research – #DNATrail


Isn’t this pretty awesome???….I was awaiting some friends at Waterloo train station when I spotted this beauty and then I noticed it had Cancer Research UK on it and about the #DNATrail that has been all around London since the 29th June. I have until 6th September to try and snap a few more of these.

“Follow the trail to discover beautiful artwork inspired by science, find out what’s in your DNA, and help us finish the Crick Institute.”

I am a little annoyed with myself for realising so late, but I will attempt to get a few more up on here before it ends.

Let me know what you think???


Life’s too short to waste it…

I have been toying with the idea of this blog and what it represents to me for a while now. I won’t bore you as to why it has taken me so long to get here but what I will say is that a very good friend said “let it go and get on with it.”

So here I am…embracing her wise words…I have so many ideas, thoughts and feelings that I will start to share with you all on my little place on the internet, but all in good time.

Today I wanted to simply say hello and to get lifestooshortblogger up and running…I shall be setting up a Twitter account very soon.

I will go into further detail about…

  • volunteering
  • grief
  • living life to the full
  • positive inspirations
  • Cancer Research
  • Dryathlon – with a twist coming in September – this will be heavily documented..

Life really is too short so how will you make your mark????