Category Archives: reading

2016 review

What a year! I don’t suppose I’ll ever get over the fact that 2016 was the year I had a ‘nervous breakdown’ but I’m going to re brand it as the year of ‘personal growth and learning’. So having dispatched … Continue reading

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Adapt or die!

Sometimes the same theme crops up in life again and again. Although the ‘adapt or die ‘ quote is attributed to Darwin’s theory of evolution, one of my colleagues is quite fond of it and applies it a lot to … Continue reading

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One size fits all…?

This is sort of a follow on from my last post about learning to run and how the standard advice didn’t really work for me. Obviously there are going to be people for whom it doesn’t work, there are very … 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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Book recommendation

This is what I’m reading at the moment. I’m loving it. Contrary to expectations it isn’t about (so far) meatabolism, nutrition etc but more about the ‘head’ game. The reason I’m loving it is to do with the fact that … Continue reading

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Blogging :important or not?

Being 49 has been an interesting experience. I’ve had one of the strangest years of my life. People say that I should use the experience and learn from it. I’m sure that I will. Eventually. I’m trying😊 One of the … Continue reading

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There wouldn’t be any lakes without the rain.

I love the Lake District, and I probably love it more off season. This love developed when I was at school in the ‘geog soc’, and there were Sunday trips to go walking in the fells on a Sunday. Of … Continue reading

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Weekly round up Jan 16 ’16

I’m gathering nutritional smug points today. Three weekends into ‘dry January’ and not a drop of alcohol since New Year’s Eve ! Back into the swing with sugar free and the cravings have finally subsided, great. I’ve even got into … Continue reading

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another book about running!

Those of you who are kind enough to read my blog on a regular basis will know that my first love is reading and now that my second love is running, I read as much as I can about running! … Continue reading

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