Category Archives: parkrun

New route 8.4.17

I’d thought about parkrun, but why drive all that way to run when you can run from home? It was a beautiful day so I started with a downhill all the way run into whalley – about a mile. I … Continue reading

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Not my usual run.

So the running hasn’t gone so well this week. After a great parkrun on Saturday I have just been too lazy to run all week. But sometimes stuff is just meant to be. yesterday my car broke down on the … 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

Posted in balance, fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, middle aged women, Motivation, Nutrition, parkrun, plant based, positive mental attitude, running, Uncategorized, work life balence | 11 Comments

Catkins

  New Year’s Day saw me taking a walk rather than a run. Yes, I went too far with the barefoot thing. I’d been doing it all week, then on New Year’s Eve tried to do an hour with Buddy. … Continue reading

Posted in balance, change, fitness, fun, habits, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, parkrun, running, slow run, stats geek, treadmill, Uncategorized, work life balence | 9 Comments

The Hill.

I’d really like to run along the hill I can see from outside my house. It looks free. I like to be alone on the top of a hill, to gaze far, far into the distance and know that I’m … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, change, fitness, fun, heartrate, hills, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, maps, middle aged women, parkrun, positive mental attitude, running, sightseing, slow run, Stress, time management, Uncategorized, walking, work life balence, working mum | 11 Comments

Parkrun

for the first time in a million years! No PB😔 HR average 154( MAF 125!). It felt OK though. Quite a few walk breaks and it took me 39:59!  I appear to be smiling at the finish line. Btw I … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, parkrun, running, slow run, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 27 Comments

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

Posted in fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, Nutrition, parkrun, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, stats geek, time management, training plan, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 15 Comments

First world problems: Lycra always fits!

For the last couple of weeks I have been doing more exercise at the gym. In the foyer to the gym is a sweatshop and I can see all the lovely coloured kit, printed leggings with neon and pastel colours, … Continue reading

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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

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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