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The Devil Wears Cleats

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The Devil Wears Cleats

Turns out I’m not a total natural in cleats. Which is disappointing, as I thought I would be. Why, I don’t know. Based on my only similar experience, which is ski boots attached to skis, where I generally use falling over as my preferred method of disengaging one from the other, my surprise at being rubbish at […]

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Mad Dogs and Englishwomen

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Mad Dogs and Englishwomen

This post may be being brought to you from the after life. I know, exciting! And it’s not even Friday the 13th or Halloween. In case you’re wondering, it feels a lot like the before life, but with more stillness. I’ve written a farewell email to my husband (who hasn’t responded, by the way, so […]

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Jolly

Daring Greatly

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Daring Greatly

Was I was discussing – OK – rambling about my reading habits recently and confessing that I’ve started reading about 20 books this year? Of which I’d only managed to finish about half….I think I told you that. Yes? Anyhoo… Actually 10 books in 15 weeks is pretty good going for me. I read v-e-r-r-r-y  s-s-s-l-l-l-o-o-o-o-o-o-w-w-w-w–l-l-y. However, my […]

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Jolly

On Track to Scary New Heights

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On Track to Scary New Heights

So rather than bore you with more tales of narrowly avoided drowning, (I have had two more episodes with improved levels of buoyancy – aided by buoyancy aids, but still – progress). It might seem that swimming has become the major focus of my blog, and it’s fair to say, I do obsess about it more than […]

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Cycling, Happiness & Living Danishly

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Cycling, Happiness & Living Danishly

I was reading an article discussing life hacks to live a happier life based on the observations in the book “A Year Living Danishly” by Helen Russell.  The Danes are the happiest nation in the world, so Ms Russell decided to spend a year (which became 4) decoding the equation for a happy life. Who doesn’t want to […]

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Jolly

Swimming without Confidence

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Swimming without Confidence

I loved swimming when I was a kid. In fact, I think I secretly thought I was the next best thing to a mermaid. I say the “next best” only because I had no particular desire to be a permanent water-dweller. I’d figured that Mcvities’ Chocolate Digestives** would get soggy from too much exposure to […]

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Jolly

What happens when you tri

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What happens when you tri

What happens when you tri? Whilst I was out trying to tri, the Grumpster reported in that Herbert was not ready to leave for school on time this morning. Surprise…. Having just bought a new alarm clock YESTERDAY to make sure the cherub would get up in time (if the Grumpster wasn’t back from the gym and […]

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Jolly

Weekly Wrap: The Bug Fest

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Weekly Wrap: The Bug Fest

The final week of April was NOT the week I had planned. On a high from joining South Bank Triathlon Club (SBTC) and surviving (barely) the first run session – which just happened to be interval training – as well as a huge spin session on Wednesday, I was ready to start getting consistent. I […]

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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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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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