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Swimathon 2018 #SwimForAll

Montage of images showing Tamsyn at Swimathon 2018

It’s been a while since I last blogged, but I wanted to share my experiences of Swimathon 2018 with you. Endless illness I started this year with so much enthusiasm, but the last few months have been really tough. M has caught every illness going. She has had chicken pox, gastroenteritis Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: In the swim

This Girl Can advert. "My headspace is 25m long." Image of a woman in a swimming pool.

This weekend is Swimathon, so I thought I’d theme my Monday Morning Motivation around it. Enjoy! Are you taking part in Swimathon? Good luck if you are!


A week where I managed to swim, cycle and run (at last!)

Reading FC hospitality package competition image

Wow – what a week! Swimming On Monday, I wasn’t feeling motivated to get in the pool. I think M knew that Stu was out with his friends watching the Superbowl on Sunday night, so she decided that she’d also like to be up partying. I got very little sleep Read more…


Planning for 2018

Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

I usually spend some time on New Year’s Eve planning my races for the following season, but of course, I start thinking about what I want to achieve before then. This year was no different, but I’ve been so busy that it’s taken until now for me to write down Read more…


The pox, parkrun, Swimathon and cancer

Swimathon 2018 logo

I had such great plans for the last couple of weeks, with intentions of getting my training for Reading Half Marathon and Swimathon back on track. Chicken pox (combined with teething, because one lot of pain isn’t enough for my tiny masochist!) decided that was not to be. Poor M Read more…


Swimathon 2018 – #SwimForAll

Tamsyn and two other Swimathon ambassadors

After my morning at Tilgate parkrun, I took a train to London Bridge and then got on the underground to Stratford – destination: the London Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park! I was going to meet most of the other Swimathon Ambassadors and some very special guests. I arrived Read more…


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…


The big round up

Garth making adjustments to my new Canyon

It feels like I’m posting less and less frequently, which is making me feel so sad. I’m still able to exercise, but I have so little time to myself that I’m finding it really hard to blog. This makes me really sad as I love having the time to reflect Read more…


Swimming with a legend

Adele, Tamsyn and Duncan Goodhew in the swimming pool

As you may know, I’m currently training for Swimathon, which is going to be a massive challenge for me. I’ve not been swimming as much as I used to because it’s a logistical challenge with Baby M. When I was offered the chance to have a swimming lesson with Duncan Read more…