Category Archives: marathon

2016 review

What a year! I don’t suppose I’ll ever get over the fact that 2016 was the year I had a ‘nervous breakdown’ but I’m going to re brand it as the year of ‘personal growth and learning’. So having dispatched … 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

Running for health? moderation is best.

Today I listened to a really interesting  TED talk on YouTube. To summarise, for a long healthy life, less than 25 miles per week running, 2 rest days and preferably slower than a 10 minute mile pace. Obviously I’m happy as … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking.

I know that I haven’t posted for a while, but I didn’t realise that it had been a whole month until I checked just now. I haven’t been running, blogging and have been generally avoiding social media because I’ve had … Continue reading

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This week’s blog, brought to you by sleepyhead!

last week’s blog ended with a tummy bug cutting my run short. I felt better by Sunday but decided to do my run on the treadmill at the gym just in case. I left it a bit late and got … Continue reading

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Weekly round up Jan 16 ’16

I’m gathering nutritional smug points today. Three weekends into ‘dry January’ and not a drop of alcohol since New Year’s Eve ! Back into the swing with sugar free and the cravings have finally subsided, great. I’ve even got into … Continue reading

Posted in balance, book reviews, change, Elizabeth gilbert, fear, fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, Inspiration, marathon, middle aged women, Motivation, Nutrition, reading, running, time management, training plan, work life balence, working mum | 4 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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Gore mythos tights – a review

My new running tights arrived today, so imagine how thrilled I was to hear heavy rain lashing against the window pane. No seriously! there’s a first time for everything I suppose! I’d been researching / thinking about getting a pair … Continue reading

Posted in CLOTHING, fashion, fitness, gore mythos running tights, marathon, middle aged women, novice, running, slow run, time management, training plan, work life balence, working mum | 1 Comment

windstopper pants

How may son laughed when I told him what I was looking for! Good to know that British toilet humour has survived to the next generation. What I’m thinking………………..what he’s thinking ! Although we have had a mild winter so … Continue reading

Posted in CLOTHING, fashion, fitness, fun, habits, marathon, middle aged women, Motivation, novice, positive mental attitude, running, training plan, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 7 Comments

Panic sets in.

Happy new year everyone! Like many people I like to do a bit of reflection at this time of year on the year past and my hopes for the year to come. I haven’t really formed a plan for next … Continue reading

Posted in back pain, balance, fitness, fun, healthy diet, marathon, middle aged women, novice, Nutrition, parkrun, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, time management, training plan, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 13 Comments