Category Archives: working mum

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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21.4.17#spotted the bunny!

So, this is getting to be a habit! Yesterday I didn’t run, I made an active choice to have a rest day. Today, out again at 6:15. Events are conspiring to make me run, dry weather, waking up early (weight … Continue reading

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17.4.17

It wasn’t early when I got out this morning – it was a bank holiday after all- but it was first thing! It was almost a run, I had to keep stopping to take pictures of sheep! for all the … 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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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

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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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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

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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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