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Mad Dogs and Englishwomen

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Mad Dogs and Englishwomen

This post may be being brought to you from the after life. I know, exciting! And it’s not even Friday the 13th or Halloween. In case you’re wondering, it feels a lot like the before life, but with more stillness. I’ve written a farewell email to my husband (who hasn’t responded, by the way, so […]

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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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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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Cycling, Happiness & Living Danishly

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Cycling, Happiness & Living Danishly

I was reading an article discussing life hacks to live a happier life based on the observations in the book “A Year Living Danishly” by Helen Russell.  The Danes are the happiest nation in the world, so Ms Russell decided to spend a year (which became 4) decoding the equation for a happy life. Who doesn’t want 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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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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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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