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Two runs in a row at Southampton parkrun

Wet tarmac

Yesterday was my first buggy run at Southampton parkrun for a number of weeks. I’ve missed a few because of being in Warwick for the parkrun Ambassadors Conference, then I was in Tenby for the Long Course Weekend. After that, I was at Thunder Run. Last weekend, I had relatives Read more…


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…


Fear of failure at RideLondon-Surrey 100

Selfie at the start of RideLondon

I spent a long time dithering about whether I should take part in RideLondon-Surrey 100 this year. I got my place in 2016, but as I was pregnant, I did not feel that it would be advisable to take part in the event. (Physically, I was fit enough, but I Read more…


First and last long ride before RideLondon

Close up of the handlebars on a bike

I deferred my place in RideLondon last year and had hoped that I would be able to train and take part this year. Sadly, things have not gone as smoothly as I had hoped. I am unable to defer my place again, so I can either take part in the Read more…


Breathing space – training when ill

A hot drink and a box of tissues

I’ve not been well for the last couple of weeks. I’ve had a sore throat and a chest infection, which has made ordinary life a bit of a struggle, let alone training. Blogging has had to take a backseat to just getting on with life! Breathing problems Sometimes being stubborn Read more…


Woohoo – I’m now a Breeze Champion!

British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leadership certificate

Today is all about cycling – RideLondon, Breeze and some online articles. RideLondon A little while ago, I found out that I didn’t get a place in Ride London, which was disappointing. However, I think I’ve already overcommitted myself this year, so I’m not too upset! Breeze Ride Leader course Read more…