Category Archives: reading

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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Running vs walking.

I’ve  been doing a bit of walking this week. Why walk when you can run? Why indeed ? But if you can’t run a walk is a good substitute, with certain advantages as I have discovered. When you go for … Continue reading

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The end of summer.

Summer is coming to and end and I’m actually quite happy about it! I love the long days and the warm weather, but the school holidays are a killer!  Holiday childcare doesn’t cover the working day and my cleaning lady … Continue reading

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A jigsaw comes together

There has been a slight hiatus in ‘the fat burn revolution’. Following Fridays (enthusiastic downhill) run I managed to ‘put my back out’ and on Saturday morning woke up with the most immobilising, painful lumbar spasm I have ever had. … Continue reading

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Fat burn revolution day 4

Some killer exercises today! I’m guessing that my glutes are quite weak, based on the difficulty I had with this exercise! At least the calf raises were easy! you may have noticed that day 4 didn’t follow straight on from … Continue reading

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What makes a good run?

Last weekend I ate too much and didn’t go for a run. The rest of the week followed on in the same vein, I did get out for a short run but it was hard work. Somehow, sometimes you can’t … Continue reading

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Good times!

Spent the weekend cooking and eating instead of running. Could have gone for a run but wine with lunch put paid to that! This app subtracts calories from exercise so on some days net calories are quite low. I think … Continue reading

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Choose life, choose running

Finding time is a big issue for running bloggers. There are times of plenty when all goes well, and times where nothing seems to go right. We all have them, some more than others. In the last 3 weeks I … Continue reading

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I’m sorry but I don’t think that we are going to be friends………

OK so our first outing didn’t go that well. I suppose that bringing my 9 year old son along wasn’t a great idea as I did pay a lot of attention to him rather than you but my hopes were … Continue reading

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A walk on the weird side

Week two of the new year done. The plant based diet had a lull on Sunday when I ate out, there was cheese in the vegetarian risotto. It was fine but was a bit ‘claggy’ after my week of a … Continue reading

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