Author Archives: mawil1

About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.

Catch up!

Here’s a picture of Friday’s lovely sunset to tantalise your eyes! Otherwise I don’t have much to say, particularly about running and fitness! But this road isn’t far from our new home and I’m looking forwards to running down it … Continue reading

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I run to burn off the crazy  — FIT & FAB MOM

I saw this blog and liked it! It looks like a new blog so I thought that I would share. Night before my first marathon of 2017, and I am beat, mentally and physically. As I sit here on the … Continue reading

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The return of the wi-fi!

It isn’t just teenagers who are dependant on wi-fi – 2 weeks without it have shown us how dependant we all are! Hubs had organised a transfer of phone line for our planned day of house move, but a delay … Continue reading

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In my part of the world ‘bellyaching’ is a word that describes the action of complaining and being generally miserable. I’ll try to avoid doing that! However I may be coming close when I explain that I haven’t run this … Continue reading

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Best day of the week for running?

What is your favourite day of the week for running? I know the die hards  will say ‘every day’! Some love Saturday, thanks to parkrun, But for me it has to be Sunday. Sundays are good because I usually sleep … Continue reading

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Fall back in.

Today my husband pushed me out for a run. Obviously he’s had enough of me complaining about my fat belly and possibly dealing with my stressy hissy fits (I don’t care what colour the front door is -you choose!) I … Continue reading

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It’s all gone to pot (belly)!

Back in April I decided to ditch my low carb diet.  I started it in October 2015. I felt lots of benefits from giving up sugar. Not being hungry all the time. No hypoglycaemic crashes and a pleasing fat loss (5% … Continue reading

Posted in balance, change, fitness, habits, healthy diet, middle aged women, Motivation, Nutrition, positive mental attitude, running, Stress, time management, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 12 Comments


I have a cold. ive been a complete mard arse about it ( the professional term would be ‘ fully appropriating the sickness role’). im dressed in fleecy clothes and big pants and staying indoors. im not using capital letters … Continue reading

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Just when you least expect it…..

A really good run! I just set off slow and steady and kept going. OK the first mile was downhill all the way, but I ran almost all of it. I often end up having a little walk break even … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, fun, garmin, habits, hills, low intensity, middle aged women, Motivation, running, slow run, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 10 Comments

breathe deep – just run

No run since Monday. Its been a funny, stressy kind of week. Did I not run because I was stressed or was I stressed because I didn’t run? Nothing bad, actually, really good stuff. Hubs and I are having a … Continue reading

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