Category Archives: fitness

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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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

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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

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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

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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 OK so I’m a few centuries out of date but hey!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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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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17.4.17

It wasn’t early when I got out this morning – it was a bank holiday after all- but it was first thing! It was almost a run, I had to keep stopping to take pictures of sheep! for all the … Continue reading

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New route 8.4.17

I’d thought about parkrun, but why drive all that way to run when you can run from home? It was a beautiful day so I started with a downhill all the way run into whalley – about a mile. I … Continue reading

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