Category Archives: Inspiration

How do YOU ride the roller coaster?

Apologies if anyone has missed me over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been awol. I’ve been away for a few days, both social and work, then a short week to recover and get all my chores done before having … Continue reading

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Goals not gaols 2017

I’ve never been great at spelling. I like to think that it’s my way of expressing my creativity, or possibly rebelliousness, instead of sticking to some arcane set of rules of how many ‘m’s and ‘t’s go into words like … Continue reading

Posted in change, fitness, fun, habits, heartrate, hills, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, Uncategorized, weight loss, work life balence | 18 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

One size fits all…?

This is sort of a follow on from my last post about learning to run and how the standard advice didn’t really work for me. Obviously there are going to be people for whom it doesn’t work, there are very … 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

I name this treadmill…..🍾

We had our first snow yesterday. Just a dusting left on the hills this morning, with 30% chance of snow today. If the treadmill going to be a big part of my life surely it deserves a name? Everyone else … 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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A satisfactory running week.

Monday morning was an unpromising start to the running week. I’ve often driven through Great Mitton and seen a pathway by the river that looks tempting, so I thought I’d explore it. However, it wasn’t to be so I went … Continue reading

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Running Mojo

If your running mojo was an animal, what kind of animal would it be? Some one people (the lucky ones) seem to have a mojo like a golden Labrador. Always there for them, reliable, happy, glad to see them, co … Continue reading

Posted in balance, change, fear, fitness, fun, fundraisisng, habits, heartrate, impulsive decisions, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, marathon, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, Stress, time management, training plan, Uncategorized, work life balence, working mum | 45 Comments

A nice day.

Sometimes things just all go right! I was due for a run on Wednesday. I finished work on time, did school pick up, got home, got into running kit, but decided to pop out (in the car) for some milk … Continue reading

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