This week has been all about time on my feet but not in the good way of doing lots of running but due to the fact that I have worked long hours this week involving a lot of standing for many hours on hard floors. As a result, my legs are killing me and there… Read More Time on my Feet
It’s raining and windy and I’m fed up. I have a week of early starts for work and I’m fed up. I haven’t been for a proper run in 8 days and just don’t seem to care. I’m tired and headachey and, well, fed up. And I can’t seem to stop eating, especially things that… Read More Fed Up
Since my last run I developed a weird virus and have had to take a few days off running, mostly to give my lungs a chance to recover. Now its nearly a week since I ran and one of my motivations to run has reappeared to give me a nudge to get back out there.… Read More Running Away from the Pain – Me, Arthritis and Running
Today I have had to confront an uncomfortable truth.My beautiful, sensitive, intelligent, articulate child is an overweight child. This is not my opinion, but a fact based on her BMI. She has always been bigger than average and I do mean always because she was 10 lbs 4oz at birth (no I didn’t have a… Read More A Fitness Challenge of a Different but Serious Kind
Hello, Thank you for all your good wishes, Max and I are now all better again and I am back on track to take part in my 10k race tomorrow, although not as prepared as I would have liked. We will have to see if my legs are now just rested or a bit out… Read More Why #ThisGirlCan is so very important
There has been no running in my household since Saturday as both I and my running partner are poorly. I have a mysterious lower intestinal problem that I will spare you the details of and Max has pulled out his dew claw (for the non doggy people, that is the claw on the side of… Read More Runners Down!
I began running as part of my efforts to lose 51lbs (3 stones) but since then, like many people, once I had lost the weight, running became part of my life and I set new goals. Taking part in the Dublin Mini Marathon was a long term goal I set myself when starting on my… Read More Run Faster to Burn fat. Oh, and Slower.
Thighs. Many women ( and maybe men, but I have never heard it) have a complicated relationship with their thighs. Time was, I was part of the large group who believed what the media/fitness industry/clothes manufacturers/fashion industry/other women told me about my thighs. That they were too big. Despite having successfully carried around not just… Read More Thoughts on Thighs (or, How Running has changed me)
It’s Juneathon day 5 and writing this blog has motivated me to do some exercise rather than just take a rest day, because otherwise what would I write about? I happily use the Runtastic Pro app to track my running and a few days ago I downloaded their free Leg Trainer app and today I… Read More Runtastic Leg Trainer – A Review