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Monday Morning Motivation: Ascend – a film about Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson pulling a wheelie on his mountain bike

Ascend is a short film about Jon Wilson. As a young adult, he lost his leg to cancer. He mountain bikes to maintain a normal life (amongst other reasons). He doesn’t see himself as an amazing person – he sees himself as an ordinary¬†guy who happens to have one leg. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Home

Woman in a neon jacket against a backdrop of a volcanic landscape

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is pondering the roads and trails that made you who you are. Where did your running start? Which locations are indelibly etched in your memories when you think of running? Above all, what’s your running home? No runner was made in a day. Each of Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Dane Tudor – Training for Life; No Shortcuts

Dane Tudor skiing

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation focuses on Australian-American freeskier Dane Tudor. He’s a Big Mountain freeskier and a Freestyle skier. On top of that he’s an open water swimmer and mountain biker – is there no end to this man’s talents?! Watch these videos and prepare to be blown away! Read more…


Will I ever reach my goal?

I’ve not been posting much recently for a number of reasons. I’ve been thinking (dreaming!) about becoming an Ironman and wondering “Will I ever reach my goal?” Excuses, excuses There hasn’t been much to post recently. I’ve not been exercising much and it definitely shows. I was trying to swim Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The meaning of physical activity

Someone on a board in the sea at sunset

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is something a little bit different. It’s an interview with Joelle White where she talks about how physical activity gives her life meaning. Thanks to JT (The Lost Gentleman) for sharing this video with me. What gives your life meaning?


Ponies, pushchairs, peaks and parkrun

Cycling selfie with Teri

M has been ill again this week, so I ended up not doing a midweek run. Then my friend Teri invited me to go for a bike ride on Friday morning. I love New Forest cycling, so I was definitely up for it. I had hoped to get myself organised Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: In the swim

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!


Monday Morning Motivation: The Storm

Swissman walls of snow

Swissman Xtreme Triathlon is a unique point-to-point iron-distance triathlon with a total ascent of 5400 m. The journey begins at 196 m above sea level, with a 3.8km swim in Lake Maggiore.   Transition is in the town of Ascona. The athletes cycle 180km through the Alps with three major 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…


Monday Morning Motivation: This Girl Can Weightlift

Last year I qualified as a fitness instructor. It was the first time that I had been in a gym since I was pregnant. It reminded me how much I enjoy free weights. Fewer women seem to worry about lifting weights making them bulk up. #strongnotskinny is a commonly used Read more…