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Turn your can’ts into cans and your dreams into plans.

March 13th 2014 Here is today’s IDEAfit photo a day image: The theme was success, so I’ve chosen a photo from a year ago – it was taken after Kirsty and I had completed Paris Marathon. How do you define success? I’m currently going for tiny goals as they are Read more…


The big day arrived

Tamsyn and Kirsty in front of L'Arc de Triomphe before Paris Marathon

As I expected, I did not sleep well before Paris Marathon. I have been reading Paula Radcliffe’s autobiography. She makes it clear that the night before the marathon is not the most important, so I wasn’t too worried. I was unable to have my usual breakfast (porridge), but Kirsty and Read more…


Marathon de Paris Expo

Flatlay of club t-shirt, race number, headband and arm warmers ready for Paris Marathon

Ok, so we arrived in Paris yesterday and settled into our lovely, luxurious hotel. Despite being in the centre of the city it is fairly quiet, the bed is comfortable and the pillows are amazing. However, my leg still hurts 🙁 Carb-loading We settled ourselves in and then went out Read more…


Send me all of your positive thoughts

Kinesio tape rolls

This afternoon, I went for my second massage session of the day, with ultrasound therapy and then some Kinesio taping. I’m not entirely convinced that the taping will do any good, but I figure it can’t do any harm. I’m willing to try anything. Stuart often refers to me as Read more…


Will I be able to run in Paris?

Eiffel Tower model on map of France

I’ve not posted for a few days as I’ve not been very motivated. I ran hard at parkrun but was nowhere near my goal… probably because I was tired from Friday’s 13-mile run and had eaten badly for most of the week. In the afternoon, Stuart and I went into Read more…


Easter running

Tweet about winning Running School competition

OK, so yesterday was Good Friday which meant that I had a day off work… which also meant a day off swimming as the University swimming pool was closed. I arranged to meet up with Di and Kirsty for a final long run before Paris. We met at 10am and Read more…


So how did Bramley go?

Bramley 20 race number

As Bramley 20 didn’t start until 10:30am, I was able to get up relatively late for a race day. This was good as I didn’t get to bed until 11:30pm the night before, which is very late for me. I decided to have porridge for breakfast, but ran out of Read more…


Nearly 35

Person looking off into the distance

In 9 days time, I will be 35 and I’m dissatisfied with my life. Despite losing weight before my 30th birthday, I’ve put nearly all of it back on and I’m not as fit as I’d like to be, so I’ve decided to set myself a five-year challenge: BY THE Read more…