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Comrades: Where to Start?

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Comrades: Where to Start?

Where to start? Where to start? That is the question. I have this familiar feeling. I’m out of my depth and floundering. I shouldn’t be here. I feel like an imposter. You might know it, too: imposter syndrome. It creeps up on you holding a wet fish and whacks you round the chops before a […]

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Jolly

How to win at life

Homelife Crisis 12 Comments
How to win at life

I don’t know if it’s coincidence, but Friday was the last day of term 3 and I was informed that I’m officially “horrible”. In less than 24 hours, I managed to fall out with all 3 of my children.  Good effort! It rounds off a week where I’d been given feedback that I don’t give enough discretionary effort […]

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Jolly

End of the Affair

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End of the Affair

I’m typing this whilst wallowing in self-pity.  I have a running injury. Since my dalliance with speedwork a couple of days ago, when the hip flexor got involved, things became messy, and now it’s all over between me and running. WAH! I feel isolated from my group of friends, because it’s suddenly obvious they were my […]

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Jolly

The Thermomix and the Unicorn

Chaos in the Kitchen 12 Comments
The Thermomix and the Unicorn

I had a Thermomix party on Thursday. Which means I’m now going to be transformed into a Domestic Goddess, the likes of which Nigella Lawson would be proud of. The Grumpster is less convinced.  Possibly on the basis of his long-term acquaintance with my delinquency in the kitchen, he believes any acquisition would be a one […]

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Jolly

Weekend Running

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It was a weekend of contrasts. The first half of my runs were great, but I dies a little later. I survived Push Day and Pull is still to come. I also found my way into the kitchen. AGAIN.

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The Wife in the Bath

Homelife Crisis 5 Comments
The Wife in the Bath

So the hubstacle and I were discussing divorce yesterday.  As you do. I don’t quite know how we got onto the topic, but I think it was something to do with the kids.  I think it was Herbert whose conversational opening gambit was “so when you two get a divorce…”!

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The Long Jog to Comrades

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The Long Jog to Comrades

One cold Sunday in South Africa in 2012, I contracted an infection.  It was called Comrades Fever.  It rendered me unable to move, and for 12 hours I lay under a blanket staring blankly ahead, only vaguely aware of my direct surroundings. I was transported into a virtual world, somewhere several hundred kilometres from where […]

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Jolly

Shit just got real… Comrades is coming

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Shit just got real… Comrades is coming

So, this time next week, I won’t be sitting in my study, typing.  I won’t be in Australia.  I won’t be sitting at all.  To be fair, at this time next week, I’ll probably be lying in bed, tossing and turning about the day ahead, because, technically it will be the middle of the night […]

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Tyranny of the Treadmill

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The other evening I did a treadmill run.  I don’t like the treadmill.  I want to be out there being nosey, because that’s what makes running fun.  But I couldn’t, because of the weather.  Now, I’m a good English girl, so a sprinkle of rain is only going to add to the joy of a […]

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