Category Archives: time management

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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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.

Yup I’m talking about my fitness. I went for a 6 mile walk yesterday. OK it was a bit hilly in places but I found it hard work. It seemed strange to think that I used to run a 4mile … Continue reading

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Living the dream.

This week I have a week of annual leave. We aren’t going anywhere so I thought that I would spend the week pretending to be a writer. As you do! So what does this involve? Basically, I get up in … Continue reading

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9 weeks to go..

……..Until the Manchester 10k I haven’t done it for the last two years. I can’t remember when I last ran 10k, let me check my running log…… Mmmm, 5 miles on 17 sept 2017. That’s almost 10k, but let’s go … Continue reading

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February 2018

Fitbit I’ve been wearing my fit bit, security tag style for a couple of months now thanks to hubs and his ingenuity. There are two kinds of information you get from the Fitbit app. Firstly the raw data and secondly … 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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