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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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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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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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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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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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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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Open Letter to a Beginner Runner

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Open Letter to a Beginner Runner

Dear Beginner Runner, Easter is over and depending where you are in the world, the weather is either just warm enough, or finally cool enough to make the prospect of the great outdoors appear enjoyable. And here you are, at the beginning of your journey to running, eagerly anticipating that first breath of air in your […]

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Swimming with a Merman

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Swimming with a Merman

It’s not everyone that pops to the pool and finds themselves swimming with a real-life merman. But that’s what happened on Friday. I had been putting off my swim. And not just because it looked like being a date with drowning. Life was conspiring against me. Initially I was going to give Spin another go, and […]

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Stop Running

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Stop Running

What happens when you abruptly stop running? Not the sort of stop running, when you’re puffing like you’re auditioning for a part as a very raspy engine on Thomas the Tank Engine. Or giving a raspberry a good run for its money on who’s the darkest shade of red. But the “you can’t run anymore because you’ve […]

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