Category Archives: Nutrition

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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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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Packing up.

Packing I find is quite a good workout. Lots of movement, lots of stairs, lots of lifting. Three days in, three days to go and I’m really feeling it in my glutes!  I’m easily getting my 10,000 steps per day … Continue reading

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New schedule

  Some years ago I read a book called ‘run fat bitch run’. I didn’t like it. I lent it to a friend at work, she didn’t like it either. It went to the charity shop. I didn’t like it … 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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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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