Category Archives: Motivation

A nice run.

As a schoolchildren we were discouraged from using the word ‘nice’. Apparently it is bland unimaginative and meaningless. But sometimes ‘nice’ is just what you mean, pleasant, free from trauma, not in the least bit wicked and not outstanding in … Continue reading

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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.

Yup I’m talking about my fitness. I went for a 6 mile walk yesterday. OK it was a bit hilly in places but I found it hard work. It seemed strange to think that I used to run a 4mile … Continue reading

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Living the dream.

This week I have a week of annual leave. We aren’t going anywhere so I thought that I would spend the week pretending to be a writer. As you do! So what does this involve? Basically, I get up in … Continue reading

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February 2018

Fitbit I’ve been wearing my fit bit, security tag style for a couple of months now thanks to hubs and his ingenuity. There are two kinds of information you get from the Fitbit app. Firstly the raw data and secondly … Continue reading

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No more excuses!

Well actually I wasn’t looking for an excuse. I woke up early, it was a beautiful morning and so I went for a ‘run’, because I wanted to.   This has been my first run from our new house and … Continue reading

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End of year reflection.

In the past I have raised the question, why wait until new year to start a resolution, why wait until the end of the year to reflect? Now I realise that the answer is simple, it’s because these events, holidays … Continue reading

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Best day of the week for running?

What is your favourite day of the week for running? I know the die hards  will say ‘every day’! Some love Saturday, thanks to parkrun, But for me it has to be Sunday. Sundays are good because I usually sleep … Continue reading

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It’s all gone to pot (belly)!

Back in April I decided to ditch my low carb diet.  I started it in October 2015. I felt lots of benefits from giving up sugar. Not being hungry all the time. No hypoglycaemic crashes and a pleasing fat loss (5% … 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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Not doing MAF

About this time last year I started to experiment with the maffetone method. That is running to a heartrate of (180 – age) and eating a diet with low carbs and low refined foods. The diet also emphasises a low … Continue reading

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