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.

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 | 6 Comments

Poorly.

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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That’s the first week of September.

This week I determined that instead of reading in the morning I would get straight out of bed, do a bit of Buddhist practice and go for a run. I’ve managed it 5 days out of 7 so I’m pleased … Continue reading

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Will power

Over the weekend at some point I took a break from my duties as a domestic goddess, sat down with a cup of tea and flicked on the TV. I chanced upon a programme about the brain. The presenters/ researchers … Continue reading

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Friday

Our last day of walking. It did rain today but it was OK. It was actually the easiest day of walking with low lying hills and I’m pleased to say that the waterproof  trousers held up well! Rain on its … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, fun, holidays, low intensity, middle aged women, running, walking, work life balence | 8 Comments

Thursday

More walking today, less sightseeing. Partly though choice, we have had our fill of Roman history now! Another day of great weather. Although the weather forecast predicted rain, and Dave and I did buy waterproof trousers in expectation, being British … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, fun, hills, holidays, low intensity, middle aged women, running, sightseing, Uncategorized, walking | 3 Comments

Wednesday

wednesday was unexpectedly sunny (again) which was a bonus. A much easier day of walking, only 5 miles, which improved the mood of the teen. He was getting quite into the spirit of things actually, taking photographs of the scenery … Continue reading

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Exploring the final frontier.

Of the Roman Empire that is! OK so I’m a few centuries out of date but hey! What’s new? So I have persuaded the family that walking Hadrians wall would be a great way to spend a holiday. Hadrian’s wall … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, fun, garmin, hills, holidays, Local history, running, sightseing, travel, Uncategorized, walking | 19 Comments