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Preparing for Southampton MoRun

A road that goes off into the distance.

Southampton MoRun is fast approaching, and I’ll be honest that my preparations have not been ideal thus far. I’ve only done 13 runs over 9km so far in 2018. The last time I ran that far was at Thunder Run in July. My most recent parkruns I had plans to Read more…


Couch to Active

Win a copy of Couch to Active

I was really excited to receive a review copy of Lyn Lindbergh’ book Couch to Active. I desperately want to exercise and get fitter but am struggling to live an active life. My hope was that this book would inspire me and help me find solutions that would work for me. Read more…


Thunder Run

M waving to the crowds

As in previous years when we’ve done Thunder Run, we drove up to Catton on Thursday, with the intention of setting up camp early on Friday morning. That gave us Thursday afternoon to go for a long walk with M before having dinner with friends. Setting up camp at Catton Read more…


How do I get fit?

How do I get fit? Ab curls

These days I work long hours and it’s really hard for me to get out of the house in the evening, so how do I get fit? Well, I have a range of workouts that I do at home. I’ve blogged before about using a turbo trainer and doing yoga, Read more…


28 days of interval training

A woman skipping

Need some inspiration and plans to help you work out on your own? Check out this fantastic month-long series of workouts and interval training by Girls Gone Sporty: 28 days of interval training You may also be interested in this 28-day interval workout challenge. Push your boundaries, challenge your expectations! Read more…


Oooh – pretty pictures

Training Peaks logo

As I mentioned at the weekend, I’ve decided not to rely on my own slightly crazy planning to get me through Challenge Weymouth. I’ve engaged Ant Gritton as my coach. Using Training Peaks One of the first tasks that Ant set was to import my data from Garmin Connect to Read more…


“To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.”

The other Blue Box yacht

In 1938, Franklin D. Roosevelt persuaded his fellow countrymen to be bold and accept that for progress to happen, changes have to take place, with a sailing analogy: “To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.” Embracing new opportunities At the Read more…