Category Archives: garmin

Rainy day run

With Christmas out of the way I now get my reward- a day to myself! So what’s on the agenda? A little run of course! I haven’t been running for weeks so I’m a bit apprehensive. It feels cold, I … 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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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 OK so I’m a few centuries out of date but hey!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

New toy!!

So far so good with my new goal of averaging 14 miles per week. My garmin app sort of rolls the week along, always doing the last 7 days or tha last 4weeks. So I’m on 11.8 miles for the … 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

Posted in balance, blogging, book reviews, fear, fitness, fun, garmin, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, Motivation, Nutrition, reading, running, slow run, time management, training plan, treadmill, Uncategorized, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 27 Comments

MAF on holiday!

Yay we are on holiday! Someone who sounds very much like my mother is saying things in my head like ‘isn’t it great to have dinner cooked for you’ and ‘no cleaning to do’ except that instead of rolling my … Continue reading

Posted in back pain, balance, fitness, fun, garmin, healthy diet, heartrate, holidays, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Nutrition, running, slow run, work life balence | 19 Comments

Time for numbers?

I’m still plodding along (literally!) with the maffetone method. Aspects that I have managed to adopt from dr maffetone are reducing sugar and processed foods in my diet, exercising well within my aerobic threshold and trying to manage my life … Continue reading

Posted in balance, fitness, fun, garmin, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, hills, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, My fitness pal, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, stats geek, Stress, time management, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 10 Comments

Do I need Lycra for this?

A week of low heart rate training. This is Thursday’s attempt; It’s harder than you think to stay in that zone 2! Sunday 1 hour on the machines at the gym, stair climber and elliptical trainer. Tuesday 2 miles of … Continue reading

Posted in balance, change, fitness, garmin, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, running, slow run, training plan, weight loss | 15 Comments

Running ups and downs.

The first week in January is done. On the running front it’s been a funny week. On the one hand I have done well, getting back into the schedule, (17 miles this week) on the other it’s been hard work … Continue reading

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What makes you run?

This isn’t a philosophical question, it’s a very practical one! How do you keep going when you are running? What motivates you to keep putting one foot in front of another? I confess I find this really difficult. Sometimes I’m … Continue reading

Posted in cadence, fitness, garmin, habits, heartrate, hills, marathon, Motivation, positive mental attitude, running, stats geek, training plan, walking | 12 Comments