Category Archives: book reviews

This one is about books.

Hello everyone. Yes I’ve been a little bit quiet recently, sorry if you missed me. However this is primarily a running blog shared with fellow runners and as I haven’t been running much recently I haven’t had much to write … Continue reading

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Learning to run.

Do you remember learning to run? I don’t mean as a kiddie, but as a sport, hobby or pastime? Was taking up running a purposeful effort for you, rather than a continuation of a lifetime habit? If so you will … Continue reading

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Book recommendation

This is what I’m reading at the moment. I’m loving it. Contrary to expectations it isn’t about (so far) meatabolism, nutrition etc but more about the ‘head’ game. The reason I’m loving it is to do with the fact that … Continue reading

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Weekly round up Jan 16 ’16

I’m gathering nutritional smug points today. Three weekends into ‘dry January’ and not a drop of alcohol since New Year’s Eve ! Back into the swing with sugar free and the cravings have finally subsided, great. I’ve even got into … Continue reading

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another book about running!

Those of you who are kind enough to read my blog on a regular basis will know that my first love is reading and now that my second love is running, I read as much as I can about running! … Continue reading

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A great running read!

This is is the book I’m currently reading and it’s fantastic. I didn’t know who Lizzie hawker was when I started it, (successful ultra runner) but I couldn’t put it down, ( letting my son have just another 30 mins … Continue reading

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reading vs running

Although I struggle to find time to exercise, I always have time for reading. No matter how tired I am , there’s always enough energy for 5 to 10 mins reading before bed. I’m happy to spend hours reading at … Continue reading

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Contemplating my navel.

another day in the life! 6am cup of tea 7am in the car 8 am pre op rounds 8:30 – 5:30 operating ( good anaesthetist so quick turnaround, intense busy day) 5:30 30 mins spent drinking coffee and chatting 6 … Continue reading

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What makes a good run?

Last weekend I ate too much and didn’t go for a run. The rest of the week followed on in the same vein, I did get out for a short run but it was hard work. Somehow, sometimes you can’t … Continue reading

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Good times!

Spent the weekend cooking and eating instead of running. Could have gone for a run but wine with lunch put paid to that! This app subtracts calories from exercise so on some days net calories are quite low. I think … Continue reading

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