Category Archives: My fitness pal

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

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Time for numbers?

I’m still plodding along (literally!) with the maffetone method. Aspects that I have managed to adopt from dr maffetone are reducing sugar and processed foods in my diet, exercising well within my aerobic threshold and trying to manage my life … Continue reading

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The harsh reality of winter training.

It isn’t officially winter yet, but the weather is already Dickensian in its cold, austere grey misery. Today it was windy (22mph) and I can vouch for every cliche’d adjective that is normally applied, roaring, moaning, whistling, howling: I heard … Continue reading

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Not such a bad week.😃

I exercised 4 times this week. That is bordering on consistency! 1 run, 1 swim 2 rowing.  I missed yoga due to work, so swam instead. The swim was good, my son challenged me to a 20 length race  and … 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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Grumpy guts.

Not running. Why? Dunno  set the alarm for 5;45, woke up, daylight, cloudy but not actually raining. But I’m not running. Haven’t run all weekend.  Ran last Sunday and midweek. Both were good runs, you would think that that would … Continue reading

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Rave run

Last week I couldn’t stand up straight, never mind run, but the miracle that is the human body has sorted itself out and now I can move around pretty normally. It does mean that I spent a whole week doing … Continue reading

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A jigsaw comes together

There has been a slight hiatus in ‘the fat burn revolution’. Following Fridays (enthusiastic downhill) run I managed to ‘put my back out’ and on Saturday morning woke up with the most immobilising, painful lumbar spasm I have ever had. … Continue reading

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Week1 of the fat burn revolution done, and I give myself an appraisal

Well Julie, you’ve complete the first week of ‘the fat burn revolution’ how do you rate it? Um I say I’d give myself 7/10 Quite a positive score, a high number but room for improvement . So what went well? … Continue reading

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Yay Parkrun!

No, no PB before you ask, it’s just a ‘yay’ because I went and pushed myself! To be honest I haven’t got my official time yet, but the garmin says no. some days things just go well. I woke up … Continue reading

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