My name is Alannah Dawson. I am the owner of Fitmummy.ie and Fitbod.ie. I work hard as a personal trainer, business owner, fitness enthusiast and single mum. I believe in living 'Life Without Limit' and with a love of the outdoors and a keen adventure racer, I combine motherhood with my strong love of sport!
Coconut water in Tobago was introduced to me by Emily Dawson of www.imagineican.com on my first ever trip to Tobago in 2007' there is a man who sits by the road cracking open coconuts from dawn to dusk, he's covered by a modest tarp to stop the intense rays on sunshine beating down on his back, he is elderly but strong in his arms from his work, my sister and he have kindled a sort of friendship, from the years of visiting him and buying his water.
FitMummy in Tobago.
FITmummy goes to Paris.....
My son and I were in Paris for the weekend, Spring in Paris........Beautiful.
I recount my story as I feel that any single mother travelling with her young child alone in Paris, a city of underground trains, and busy people, too busy to help you to lift your buggy up and down numerous flights of stairs....It was times like this I gave thanks for being a Personal Trainer, with strong arms and legs, that allowed me to lug my 2 year old son, in his buggy, up and down more flights of stairs than I can remember. Hey, it was a brilliant work out!
So, I made it to hell and back.....and survived!
My son is two years old and started Rugby Tots three weeks ago http://www.rugbytots.ie/ it is an Irish owned local business. If you are looking for somewhere for your child to run around on a saturday morning, Niall (the owner) has locations all around Dublin, I highly recommend giving it a go, he offers a free trial session, to see if you little one enjoys it, George loves it, he is the youngest in the group, but seems to be able to hold his own, its indoors in Applewood Community Centre but they are everywhere!
To Hell and Back, Irelands toughest 10kms challenge is this Sunday 3rd Feb 2013!
Fitness should be fun......it should be something you do because you want to, not because you HAVE to.
With this philosophy you will find in time, you will start to enjoy what you are doing, think about it for a moment, what interests you in the world of fitness, I will use myself as an example.....adrenaline junkie, maybe?
I love the outdoors, I love a challenge, I love to test my limits, hence my entering a race this weekend....To hell and back "Irelands toughest 10km challenge"
Nervous? yes, Exited? yes.......
Last weekend I took part in my ﬁrst Adventure Race since before I had my Baby, so
needless to say the nerves were there, it was in Wicklow, a beautiful, sunny, scenic hilly
part of our country and yet a stones throw away from Dublin city, it is breathtakingly remote
and incredibly beautiful.
The race is affectionately known as WAR.....Wicklow Adventure Race, it took me 3 hours
and 25 minutes to complete. It was cycling, mountain running and kayaking.
The ﬁrst leg of the race was a rolling start on the road bike, which meant we as a large