Archive for April, 2016

Jolly

Brissie to the Bay

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Brissie to the Bay

Brissie to the Bay (BrissietotheBay) is a charity bike ride. It is for anyone and it is over various distances. And I have signed up. In fact, I’ve signed up the family: Grumpster, Herbert and myself. Hooray! The Grumpster is on board with the idea. Herbert is in flat denial. As you might have noticed […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Roadtrip

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Wordless Wednesday: Roadtrip

I thought I’d try something new today, as I’m feeling like I was run over by a bus. But it’s just a bug. So here are some snaps from our road trip the other week!  The back story is that we had a little red car back in South Australia, and I have 2 learner […]

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Is fitness causing sickness?

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Is fitness causing sickness?

I’m worried! I’m worried that my efforts to improve my fitness are causing sickness? Please read this post with your fingers pinching the top of your nose. Why? Because that is what I sound like, right now. I have a cold. *insert very sorry-for-itself-looking “smiley”* (which is obviously doing its best not to be too smiley and […]

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Jolly

Finding Mojo

Doodles, Boo & OscarMort, too 2 Comments
Finding Mojo

I had an epiphany this morning. About mojo. As I climbed out of bed, I suddenly realised that mojo is very like Lord Oscarmort, the cat. Or an older teenager. And as Lord Oscarmort is a teenage cat, thus displaying all the worst characteristics of both, I feel very well qualified to comment. How is […]

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Jolly

Heroes

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Heroes

2016 is being a bit of a bitch and I think someone needs to sort it out! First it snatched Bowie and Rickman, now Prince. Along the way, it’s taken Terry Wogan (who actually WAS Eurovision, the singing was just a side show) and Ronnie Corbett, even Paul Daniels: pillars of the British televiewing establishment: staples of […]

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

Susan Jeffers coined the phrase “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway” and published a book in 1987, the year I started uni. Yes Mum, I know I’m getting old, but enough of that… The book passed me by, but you can’t escape knowing the catchphrase. And yesterday, I did something truly scary. I signed […]

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Jolly

Running for oldies

The Long Jog to Comrades 2 Comments
Running for oldies

When I spoke to my mum on the phone, she was worried about me being injured. “After all you’ve got to be careful as you start getting on a bit”. Thanks Mum! (She does worry. She would worry that she hasn’t got something to worry about; she’s that sort). But it was not old age […]

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A Kind of Happiness Project

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A Kind of Happiness Project

Or for short, A Kindness Project… I may have had a shopping basket accident before Christmas. In Kikki K. It all started with the hunt for a Secret Santa gift. OK, announcing this on my blog might not help the secretness of the santa-ing, (although my blog is, in itself, pretty secret), but I felt it necessary […]

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Jolly

To Tri or not to Tri

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To Tri or not to Tri

I think I have a case of the post Road Trip blues. My tri training has gone off the rails. And I’m in a bit of a funk. I’ve read 2 inspiring and empowering books, Triathlon for the Every Woman and A Life Without Limits, and rather than feeling uplifted, like I did when I […]

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Jolly

Whyalla

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Whyalla

I know this is a running blog. But most of my running has been around Whyalla. And when we left in December, I knew then that a little piece of my heart would forever be Whyalla. I went back to Whyalla at the weekend, not knowing what last Thursday would hold. My plan was simply to make a […]

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