Another lightbulb moment: it's not I can do this, it's I'm doing this!
Firstly, I need to thank people for reading my previous blog and responding so warmly and with so much advice. The comments are full of so much amazing advice and I was truly humbled.
So, what's happened since then?
I wish I could say ... Read more
Challenging the elephant in the room: sugar cravings
I am a successful maintainer. I was able to lose weight quite steadily and have been fortunate to stay within a 3% range for three years now.
I still eat a lot of sugar. Whereas I feel I have busted my salty cravings and have deve... Read more
3 Year Maintenance Anniversary
Three years maintaining is quite a long time, and I've spent the last few days thinking ab... Read more
New situation, new techniques
On Saturday I ran a multi-terrain race, which included running for 2 miles on the sand. I signed up for this race for two reasons: to give me some motivation to keep training as the seasons changed and to have something to look forward to after ... Read more
3rd Half Marathon of the year, 3rd PB!
The goal of my last half marathon was to do it in under 2 hours. As they had pacers there, I stuck to them like glue and made it past the finish line in 1hr58. When I went to thank the pacers, one of them said to me, "I think you've got a got te... Read more
One year in Northern Ireland
This last week celebrated the anniversary of our arrival in a small seaside town in Northern Ireland, and the beginning of a startlingly different way of living after five years in London.
My weight started creeping up in about December. ... Read more
I read a good blog yesterday all about developing habits. It's run keeper blog, so focuses on running, but, really can be applied to any habit that one is working on:
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My husband planned a surprise holiday for us - a long weekend in Paris! Oo-la-la!!
I love Paris and have not been there since I was 19, so to be back as an adult was just fabulous. It's a city that to me is simply a place of dreams. I love ... Read more
Stress and cookies
Things didn't go well, yesterday. I sat in front of a computer screen for hours trying to get the words and the thoughts to flow, and they just didn't. Every so often I'd pop down to the kitchen for a cookie. By the end of the day I'd lost count... Read more
Knowing what to do, having the will power to do it
The title is borrowed from a comment made by PMRUNNER on one of my previous blogs, where I was talking about needing to start tracking calories properly again. I've been thinking about this a lot over the last week as I've been getting back into... Read more
Ards Half Marathon - first sub 2hour time!
After all the drama with my foot a few days before the race, I ended up doing really well.
1hr58.46 was my finishing time and 1hr58.25 my chip time.
I decided to stick right next to the pacers for this race, which was probably the bes... Read more
Playing with the numbers
I'm a kilogram heavier. There's no denying it now, especially as the Maintenance Challenge has my average quite firmly set there. I'm still within my weight range, but, I think it is now time for the reality check.
I say this because last ... Read more
Tougher than I think!
Yesterday I had my first running wipe out. I was fifteen minutes away from the end of my run and then suddenly "Splat!" I found myself falling instead of running.
Who knows what it was, just a miscalculation of my footing. What I found remark... Read more
I did it! The Castleward Half Marathon
My time was 2.05.09, which I'm incredibly happy with as it was an off-road course which meant that if you weren't going up a hill you were going down one! So, not a cours... Read more
Last training run before my half marathon
I look forward to the week before my races. It's a little like rehearsal week before a performance. The hard training is done, and now it's all about being strong for the race. I know everyone does it a little differently; I do two slow runs of ... Read more
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