Category Archives: balance

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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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

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Belfast

Currently I’m on study leave attending a conference. In Belfast, somewhere I haven’t been before. Although my running  kit made the journey across the sea I didn’t actually get a run in! However I have been wearing my garmin and … Continue reading

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Not doing MAF

About this time last year I started to experiment with the maffetone method. That is running to a heartrate of (180 – age) and eating a diet with low carbs and low refined foods. The diet also emphasises a low … Continue reading

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21.4.17#spotted the bunny!

So, this is getting to be a habit! Yesterday I didn’t run, I made an active choice to have a rest day. Today, out again at 6:15. Events are conspiring to make me run, dry weather, waking up early (weight … Continue reading

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Healthy choices made today;

Woke up early (not actually achoice, just lucky😊) green smoothie for breakfast Avocado, spinach and kiwi fruit. Very green but actually very nice! Went to parkrun, which  I enjoyed😊 First time in ages that I have enjoyed running with other … Continue reading

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How do YOU ride the roller coaster?

Apologies if anyone has missed me over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been awol. I’ve been away for a few days, both social and work, then a short week to recover and get all my chores done before having … Continue reading

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just for today.

Week 1 of 2017. I have set myself the goal of running 14miles per week average by the end of March. At my MAF pace that works out at just under 4hours running per week. My first week of the … Continue reading

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Catkins

  New Year’s Day saw me taking a walk rather than a run. Yes, I went too far with the barefoot thing. I’d been doing it all week, then on New Year’s Eve tried to do an hour with Buddy. … Continue reading

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2016 review

What a year! I don’t suppose I’ll ever get over the fact that 2016 was the year I had a ‘nervous breakdown’ but I’m going to re brand it as the year of ‘personal growth and learning’. So having dispatched … Continue reading

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