Category Archives: holidays

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 OK so I’m a few centuries out of date but hey!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

Adapt or die!

Sometimes the same theme crops up in life again and again. Although the ‘adapt or die ‘ quote is attributed to Darwin’s theory of evolution, one of my colleagues is quite fond of it and applies it a lot to … Continue reading

Posted in balance, blogging, change, fun, habits, holidays, Inspiration, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, reading, running, time management, work life balence | 40 Comments

Best laid plans and all that.

Today I should the first day of my Christmas leave. I have booked 2weeks of annual leave, but with bank holidays I get nearly 3weeks off. Yay!!!!! I have been so looking forwards to it. One of my many plans … Continue reading

Posted in balance, fitness, habits, holidays, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, time management, treadmill, Uncategorized, walking, work life balence | 24 Comments

milestones.

What a lovely day – and it isn’t even 8 am yet! It’s Monday and I’m not at work. I’ve taken a day off to be with my son. We don’t get enough annual leave to take all the school … Continue reading

Posted in back pain, balance, fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, holidays, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, muscle building, My fitness pal, Nutrition, positive mental attitude, reading, running, slow run, stats geek, Stress, time management, treadmill, Uncategorized, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 22 Comments

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

Posted in blogging, book reviews, fitness, healthy diet, heartrate, holidays, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, reading, running, slow run, Stress, training plan, Uncategorized, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 11 Comments

Home.

Last week was the opposite of MAF. No running for six days, 3days of lovely Italian bread, prosecco and Chianti – the only thing that was in keeping with MAF was the rest and lack of stress! I had good … Continue reading

Posted in balance, change, feminism, fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, hills, holidays, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, muscle building, Nutrition, positive mental attitude, running, sightseing, slow run, Stress, time management, training plan, Uncategorized, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 11 Comments

When running is great.

Running is great when the sky is blue and you are on top of a hill full of blonde grass. You can see for miles but you can’t see anyone. Or hear anyone. You wonder if you should shout or … Continue reading

Posted in fear, fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, hills, holidays, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, map my run, maps, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, running, sightseing, slow run, Stress, stretching, time management, travel, work life balence, working mum | 32 Comments

Change, change and change again!

It’s lovely to be home – where the wi fi works and I can catch up with everyone else’s lovely blogs. Whilst I spent the day siting in busses, airports, planes and cars you my friends were all out running … Continue reading

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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

Bank holiday weekend

It’s been lovely, life in the slow lane! The son has been away with a friend and hubs has been at the hospital all weekend as consultant on call for general surgery. (Constantly working for 72hours, just in case you … Continue reading

Posted in back pain, balance, change, fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, holidays, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, Nutrition, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, Stress, time management, Uncategorized, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 9 Comments