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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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Ultimate Coffee Date: The Mother’s Day Edition

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Ultimate Coffee Date: The Mother’s Day Edition

It’s been an interesting week – I’ve been investigating new blogs to follow with more of a fitness theme (there’s nothing like reading about other people’s efforts to make you feel accountable for putting in some of your own), and KABOOM not only did I find a fabulous runners linky over in the US of A, […]

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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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The Great Clothing Conspiracy

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The Great Clothing Conspiracy

The great clothing conspiracy is a thing. Particularly in cycling circles. And triathlon. Because from my extensive *hiccough* research (yes, OK, I have done some vague googling), triathlon clothing and cycling kit is all made by the same handful of manufacturers. And they are all making women’s kit in sizes that Barbie would be hard pressed […]

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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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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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Finding Mojo

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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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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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