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Run Fail

I’ve sitting down thinking hard about the run I just returned from.   It was supposed to be 6km.  It was 4km. It was supposed to be fast.  It was slow. I imagined it to be moderate.  It absolutely nailed me. I quit after 4km and walked home. Run Fail. But it’s not really is it?  4km is a damn …

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Iced Tea Three Ways

2016 has certainly blessed us with an abundance of sunshine hours thus far, and Summer (albeit an El Niño one!) means spending time with friends and family and getting creative in the kitchen as we share these lazy days together. If you’re looking for something a little bit delicious to help you stay hydrated this Summer – or to wow …

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Set a Goal – 5 Reasons to Enter a Fitness Event……NOW!

On Sunday I finished my first ever, road running event. This was my second fitness event – I ran the Mud Run back in winter.  So a lifetime total of TWO events!  In one year!   I actually can’t believe it! The Skechers Women’s 6k was a game changer for me.  After a cracking summer of running and a great autumn, winter …

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The Running Gear that Gets Me Moving

The Skecher’s Women’s 6k is now only 4 days away!  I’ve upped my training over the past few weeks with Coach (hubby lol) and I’m feeling pretty good about it – excited even!  I rarely get to run such a straight, flat course so I can’t wait, my usual routes around our neighbourhood are short straights with twists and turns onto …

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My Top 5 Tips for ‘Getting Your Groove Back’

The Sunday after the Rugby World Cup final my body hit a wall.  Two weekends with late nights + 4am starts had left me struggling come Monday and starting the week off feeling sub-par is SO not a habit I’m keen on continuing. Many things have contributed to the general feeling of ‘blah’ that has taken hold of my body lately; Late …

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Oh yeah. Hirschsprung’s is for life damnit.

Friday, 12th June 10pm: I’m in my bed, eating the hell out of a packet of Lindor Balls.  I just got out of the shower.  A long shower into which I took my trés classy bourbon-in-a-can and sat on the floor.  I didn’t cry, but I could have. This week broke my baby. {If you’re a new reader, and not …

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How Mummy got to Relax

As John Kirwan says, I am an ‘active relaxer’.  What this means, is that I prefer, or have simply gotten into the habit of ‘doing’ something when I have a rare, precious moment of downtime.  Relaxing usually does not involve anything comfortable like a couch or a bed – most often it’s my computer stool, it only includes a book occasionally, …