Jolly

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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Running for oldies

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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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The Power of Three

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The Power of Three

Life is full of patterns. Strange symmetries emerge unexpectedly and I’ve been aware that there is pattern of threes running through my existence at the moment. And there is a mysterious power to three. Three females on a road trip across three states in three days. Three fur babies and Three human babies (not so […]

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Jolly

Making time for yourself

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Making time for yourself

How do you make time for yourself? I was thinking, in the wee-small hours when I should have been asleep, about something I read on Facebook. It was the frustration someone was experiencing being held back from starting a new exercise programme. Damn life was getting in the way. Like it does. It’s such a […]

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Mein Kampf: The Struggle is Real

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Mein Kampf: The Struggle is Real

No, not that Mein Kampf. This is a polemic about yoga & pools not politics! Look away now if you were wanting a cheery hit of Hitler. However, if you want a discussion on water torture and eye gouging, you’ve come to the right place.  Because that is what I endured yesterday. But before we […]

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Adherence to Plan

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Adherence to Plan

The multi sport training plan is not going to plan. Yesterday, my training plan said I should swim. I did not swim. Instead I coloured my hair. Not exactly on the training plan, I know. But… It’s one thing when the Grumpster informs me that my silver is twinkling in the sunlight: I’m used to […]

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Commitment Phobic

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Commitment Phobic

I think I might be a commitment phobic. Not in terms of my relationship. I’m pretty committed to the Grumpster. And the kids. Possibly less so to the Hubstacle V1.0.  Looking back, there may have been some parallel issues with commitment back there. Oh, but I’m very committed to the dogs. Particularly the cat-dog. You ask […]

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