Category Archives: Stress

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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How do YOU ride the roller coaster?

Apologies if anyone has missed me over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been awol. I’ve been away for a few days, both social and work, then a short week to recover and get all my chores done before having … Continue reading

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New toy!!

So far so good with my new goal of averaging 14 miles per week. My garmin app sort of rolls the week along, always doing the last 7 days or tha last 4weeks. So I’m on 11.8 miles for the … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, fun, garmin, habits, heartrate, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, running, slow run, stats geek, Stress, training plan, treadmill | 11 Comments

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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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

Posted in blogging, fitness, fun, habits, heartrate, hills, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, reading, running, slow run, stats geek, Stress, time management, training plan, treadmill, Uncategorized, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 25 Comments

My Buddy and me.

We are getting along like a house on fire. I doubled my average weekly mileage this week, despite it being my ‘heavy ‘ week at work (I alternate between 8 clinical sessions 1 week and 6 the next). All at … Continue reading

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I name this treadmill…..🍾

We had our first snow yesterday. Just a dusting left on the hills this morning, with 30% chance of snow today. If the treadmill going to be a big part of my life surely it deserves a name? Everyone else … 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

Posted in back pain, balance, fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, holidays, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, muscle building, My fitness pal, Nutrition, positive mental attitude, reading, running, slow run, stats geek, Stress, time management, treadmill, Uncategorized, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 22 Comments

From grotty to grotto!

  Since we we moved house, much of our well loved possessions have remained in boxes in the garage. We are renting, temporarily so I have had a bit of reluctance to unpack everything. All the posters reflect our landlords … Continue reading

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