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A fortnight of exercising

Close up of the numbers on a running track

After the Reading Half Marathon workshop, I was determined to start my training for this year’s races. I still need to sort out a proper half marathon training schedule, but at least I’m making a move in the right direction. Three runs in a week I’ve been out running with Read more…


Bubble, bubble, breathe – Swimathon 2018

Swimathon 2018 logo

I’m so excited to be an ambassador for Swimathon 2018. I had a great time last year and it really pushed me to get back in the pool after having M. I had big plans for swimming more when I went back to work. Unfortunately, M has been ill for Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar in a swimming pool

Schuyler Bailar’s story is inspirational – he gave up the opportunity to be an Olympic medalist to be true to himself. He was recruited to Harvard as a female, but has found peace after transitioning to male. I hope that over the next few years he achieves success in all Read more…


I managed a sprint tri in the space of a week

Fitness instructor course materials.

I really thought that I was going to get back into a routine of work, training and blogging with M starting nursery… but three weeks in and her attendance is 25% 🙁 The poor thing has picked up every illness going and shared it with the household, so I’ve not Read more…


First run after returning to work

Result from Southampton parkrun #278 on 21st October 2017

It’s hard to believe that my maternity leave is over and that I’m back at work. I’m now working a compressed week (8-6pm, Monday-Thursday). This means that I’ll still have some free time during daylight hours when I’ll be able to cycle/run. I’m also intending to make use of my Read more…


parkrunning Down Under

Stuart and Tamsyn with M asleep in her buggy at Orange parkrun.

As soon as we had booked our flights to Australia, I got online to check out where the nearest parkruns were. I found that there was a parkrun at Gosling Creek in Orange, just a couple of miles away from where my brother lives. Just two weeks before we were Read more…


What now?

Inez talking to Baby M in her buggy

So, although I’m not feeling like things have been going well this year, I’ve now done my ‘A’ races. This year has not been the year for me to do an Ironman (not least for financial reasons), but I have managed to do a 5km (3.1 miles) swim, a 100 Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Why not now?

Vivian Stancil at the swimming pool

I love this video about an amazing woman who took up swimming as an adult – please do spend 3 minutes watching it. Why Not Now: Vivian Stancil from Riley Hooper on Vimeo. If you’d like to read more, have a look at this article: Doctor’s weight-loss order pushed her Read more…


HOWL aquathlon 2017

Tamsyn at the finish of HOWL aquathlon

This evening Stu and I took part in HOWL aquathlon. It’s the second year that the event has taken place and it was my second time taking part. Last year, I was pregnant when I took part, so I was grateful just to be able to do so. This year Read more…


Swim the triangle, run the prom

Jubilee aquathlon medal

This week I’ve been down in Cornwall visiting my mum for her birthday. There are loads of events on this weekend (including Lordshill 10k and Southampton City Ride), but I had intended to do St Ives Biathlon. This is a race that involves running and swimming, not skiing and shooting. Read more…