Category Archives: novice

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

Posted in balance, blogging, change, CLOTHING, fitness, fun, habits, heartrate, hills, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, novice, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, surgery, time management, Uncategorized, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 24 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

Posted in fear, fitness, fun, garmin, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, hills, low intensity, map my run, marathon, middle aged women, Motivation, novice, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, stats geek, time management, training plan, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 14 Comments

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

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

Posted in fitness, habits, healthy diet, hills, Inspiration, low intensity, marathon, middle aged women, Motivation, My fitness pal, Nominees, novice, Nutrition, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, training plan, weight loss, work life balence | 14 Comments

Hey November, roll on with the mellow fruitfulness!

Did Keats start one November as we did today? Fog from dawn til dusk? Never mind, it didn’t stop the rejuvenated marathon plan. November on the fridge, 4.5 mile done, first tick in the box. It was a nice flat … Continue reading

Posted in charity, fear, fitness, fun, hills, impulsive decisions, marathon, middle aged women, novice, positive mental attitude, running, working mum | 11 Comments

Transferable skills.

When I became a mother my life changed in so many ways. My eyes were opened to the fact that everyone was someone’s baby once and I began to see people through the lens of ‘if this was my baby … Continue reading

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Learning to do an easy run.

As a novice runner I read a lot of advice about how most beginners push themselves too hard. I struggled to understand the difference between an easy run, a tempo run and a threshold run. Various definitions tell you about … 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

Posted in back pain, blogging, change, fitness, fun, habits, half marathon, holidays, middle aged women, Motivation, My fitness pal, novice, running, time management, Uncategorized, work life balence | 4 Comments