Category Archives: Nutrition

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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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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Healthy choices made today;

Woke up early (not actually achoice, just lucky😊) green smoothie for breakfast Avocado, spinach and kiwi fruit. Very green but actually very nice! Went to parkrun, which  I enjoyed😊 First time in ages that I have enjoyed running with other … 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

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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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Home.

Last week was the opposite of MAF. No running for six days, 3days of lovely Italian bread, prosecco and Chianti – the only thing that was in keeping with MAF was the rest and lack of stress! I had good … Continue reading

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Winter plan.

I’m getting cheery Facebook messages from friends who emigrated to Australia-  ‘ the first day of Spring’ whilst in the northern hemisphere the nights are starting to draw in. I’ve noticed. These narrow country lanes require you to step into … Continue reading

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Keep your mouth shut and your head down!

As I get older I find that this is good advice for life AND running! The recent  spate of warm weather and rain in the lovely countryside has led to lots of flying things: midgies  and buzzy ones. I don’t … Continue reading

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MAF 3 months in.

The first amazing thing about the MAF method is that I’m still sticking with it, 3 months in. ( The green bars are a MAF session) Anyone who has been following my blog for any length of time ( thank … Continue reading

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MAF on holiday!

Yay we are on holiday! Someone who sounds very much like my mother is saying things in my head like ‘isn’t it great to have dinner cooked for you’ and ‘no cleaning to do’ except that instead of rolling my … Continue reading

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