Why I am quitting Juneathon

I hate quitting but I also understand when it’s simply time to throw in the towel. I had every intention of seeing it through but the fact is I just have too many conflicting priorities right now. After running the Southend Half Marathon yesterday, I was up at 8.30 this morning and I haven’t stopped … Continue reading

Southend Half Marathon 2014

I have always said that anything longer than a half marathon or bigger is worth travelling for, and anything shorter than that hardly seems worth the hassle. Southend is only an hours drive from me in East London but we still decided to make it a bit of a road trip, we being myself, and … Continue reading

And I’m already knackered

So tired today. Couldn’t bring myself to do anything structured so instead just did a bit of upper body stuff with my 8kg Kettlebell. The strength in my arms is almost laughable so am considering buying a pull up bar thingy to add to my indoor gym. If I have any hope of doing monkey … Continue reading

A day trip to Bristol

My day started at 7am creeping around my house trying not to wake anyone up. I was off to Bristol for the day for some meetings including the launch of a Women’s Coaching Network. The big dilemma was how to fit in some Juneathon activity in a day that was likely to involve 6 hours … Continue reading

Up bright and early with the Mosquitos

Monday morning and the alarm went off at 7.30, I don’t hurt too bad from yesterday’s session but I am generally quite tired. I met a client who lives in my apartment complex for her weekly PT session. Last week we worked on her running technique in the underground carpark but with no sign of … Continue reading

Goal Posts and Madras

Wow, wow, wow. What a way to kick start Juneathon. Today I headed over to South London to meet up with my fellow team mates from our Tough Mudder collective AKS Beast Mode On. The fact that most of these guys work in a gym or in leisure jobs of some sort does not bode … Continue reading

What does June have that May doesn’t?

No its not a joke…its Juneathon of course. What do you mean you don’t know what Juneathon is? Where have you been? Ok. Lets start at the beginning. I got involved in Juneathon this time last year fitting in perfectly to my goal of getting fit and losing some of my baby weight now that … Continue reading

New Year Resolutions

As we hurtle towards the end of this month, the first of this new year I thought it about time for me to look back on January 2014. Not only in terms of my progress but reflect also the whole concept of resolutions and how useful they are. I mean many of us make them each … Continue reading

I am woman

To say I am busy at the moment is somewhat of an understatement. My daughter turned 1 this week, and despite the fact I have had all this time to get used to being a stay at home mum I seem to be busier than ever, and squeezing more and more in. Last night I … Continue reading

My Local “Olympic” Park

I live in Stratford. Not Stratford Upon Avon home of the bard, or Stratford Ontario home of the Beaber…NO. I live in Stratford, East London the birthplace of petrol (yes that is true) and home to the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics. In fact I live less than 10 minutes away from the Olympic Stadium … Continue reading

Longest Run of 2014

It said on my training plan…Long Run, but in all honesty anything over 5k is kinda long for me right now. I haven’t been out for a self-induced long training run since about November last year and that was just shy of 10k. So today I decided I would try for something around the 12 … Continue reading

Dance, Dance, Dance

Its Friday night and I’m off clubbing!!! If only Nope I am at home, just had a bath and now have a cup of tea and Big Brother is on in the background. Oh how my life has changed. I have always like to dance. When I was little I went to Dancing School, where … Continue reading

Getting past the first 30 seconds

I follow a few thousand people on twitter, many of whom are runners of some description and I often see statements which make me raise an eyebrow, or wind me up slightly but I accept that this is part and parcel of this particular social media channel, so on the whole if someone really irritates … Continue reading

A ten minute blast on the treadmill

I’ve had a busy old day today. Up early for Weightwatchers, I’ve put on 2.5lbs but hey that’s over 3 weeks, so kinda not that fussed as I know I will shift that in a week. Then had a meeting in Wanstead to discuss plans for a 5k family run in the summer. So seeing … Continue reading

Cars and Kettlebells

I have a car. I don’t drive it that often, but it is a useful asset to family life. It is however a bit of a pain in the backside sometimes, and I often wonder if it is worth the expense or the hassle to keep it on the road. Today for example I have spent most of … Continue reading

A Mathematics Class

I have never been any good at maths, I even failed my maths GCSE at school…twice in fact. I had to re-sit my exams while at college to try and get the C all the teachers tell you that you must have to succeed in life, but alas only got another D so in the … Continue reading

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