Category Archives: half marathon

Good news! Mission accomplished!

When I started this blog, I named it ‘ middle aged woman running for charity’ because my aim was to raise some money to buy a new piece of equipment for the breast unit where I work. ( East Lancashire … Continue reading

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Resolutions- is there always room for improvement?

Day 2 of Janathon. 7.9 km on the indoor rower. In years gone by I’ve been a big fan of resolutions.  From late teens onwards I’ve found that setting goals and achieving them has been a great source of comfort … Continue reading

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November 2014……..

has been a busy month. Not much time for running or blogging, so apologies to people that I normally follow and comment on their blogs if they have noticed my absence! Even so, blog traffic has been a bit light … Continue reading

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The fat burn revolution day 1

Day 1 down , 83 to go!  After some reluctance to get started this morning I went for my 30 minute jog and of course felt much better after it. This evening I did the first weights session.  It was … Continue reading

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Time out (in Sorrento)

I have just had a lovely week away with the family. As well as fun and sightseeing, there was some time for reading and reflection and a little bit of running. It was hilly in sorrento, I only managed to … Continue reading

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A long run to build endurance, strength and character!

Today’s long run called for 8 miles, my longest distance since the half marathon last year. Even before the half I had only run 10 miles once! Anyway I decided to add together 2 shorter runs I do off road … Continue reading

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Progress report

You won’t have seen a progress report on this blog for a while, due to erm, well a lack of progress to report! However I am now on track to achieving some of the goals I set for myself back … Continue reading

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Counting my blessings!

Just back from a weeks beach holiday in Dubai. We got back at about 9am on Good Friday to the best of British weather, sunny, bright, springtime with trees in leaf and blossom and grass and daffodils to look at. … Continue reading

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The running landscape, full of peaks troughs and plateaux!

Over the last few weeks my blogging, like my running, has become slightly erratic and infrequent. Mainly because I don’t think a blog about why I didn’t go running or meet my goals is that exciting. anyhow, made it out … Continue reading

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The lighthouse award

Three people have nominated me for the lighthouse award! It’s very humbling that people actually read my blog so Its icing on the cake to be told that people like it too! I have been nominated by some of my … Continue reading

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