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.


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 OK so I’m a few centuries out of date but hey!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

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august 8-13 2017

This blog is a little late – wi if issues yesterday☹️ After 2 hours of trying to upload my photos I gave up and went to bed! But never mind, its happy holidays for us, 2 weeks of leisure time … Continue reading

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wi fi free Sunday.

This is not a lifestyle choice! Sundays, lovely Sundays a day of rest and relaxation. I wake up, make a cup of tea and get back into bed, snuggling down to read everyone’s blogs. By 9am I’m ready to pen … Continue reading

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Does running help with weight loss?

Choclaterunsjudy asked this question today. Here’s my reply! I’ve been reflecting on this myself for a week or two and my answer is yes! As the miles have gone down, the weight has gone up (and the back ache/sore knees/sore … Continue reading

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Up and down hill

Today I did day 3 wk4 C25k. I planned it so that leaving the house it was a gentle up hill for the 5 minute warm up, first 3 minute jog, the first walk break then I turned around and … Continue reading

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Wk 4 day 2 (again)

After an afternoon of rain there was a pleasant little sunshine break and I was home in time to take advantage of it. I enginereed my route so that most of the running was downhill. I had a 1 mile … Continue reading

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Engineered for success?

In the olden days, when I was a lass, we’d have called this cheating! However C25k is not a competition so I set up today’s run with a view to trying to be sure that I could simply complete it. … Continue reading

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Wk 4 day 2

That second 5 minute run is tough! Wk 4 calls for, with walk breaks in between, 5 minutes, 3 minutes then 5 minutes of running. I know, it’s nothing isn’t it? Anyway, it is done and before the sun went … Continue reading

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Wk 4 C25k

Yesterday was wk 4 day 1. It included 2 x 5 minute runs, which pushed me a little. Today was a rest day, but it was a beautiful day and I was at a loose end, so I went for … Continue reading

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