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How to lose friends

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How to lose friends

Death by Turkey, Mystery Swimmer and a Gone Girl: it’s a wrap It’s been an eventful week. I’m not sure why I attract trouble, but I’m like a magnet. You’re lucky I don’t have time to write it all down, because you’d be bombarded with a constant stream of disaster posts from me… (Actually, that’s […]

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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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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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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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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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A dip into reality

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A dip into reality

Anyone that followed along with the FB chat on Sunday starting at the Twilight Run might be all too well aware that me and reality aren’t necessarily room-mates. Sometimes I fail at real life. I have concluded that adulting is for people who are more adulty than me. I have accepted this, and therefore prefer […]

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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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