Climb Every Mountain
Another short and sweet bragging entry. I climbed my first mountain last weekend, Pen y Fan, 886m high, but very steep in parts. My pal and I ... Read more
Cardiff World Half Marathon
Just a quick post to say I completed my first ever half marathon in 2.13.38.
Wow, what an event! What great atmosphere - despite the rain, and man did it rain. Loads of wonderful spectators manned the route, cheering all the runners, l... Read more
You try thinking of a punny arm title.
Woe is me. The first walking related injury is incurred. Blisters? A pulled muscle, perhaps? No. I've one word for you, and that word is .... Chafing. Yeah. If your delicate sensibilities aren't up to... Read more
Another Saturday, Another 9 Mile Walk...
Thames Path Challenge: Training Walk 2.
Rather than ramble on about the sunshine, and the .... pfff, I don't know, *walking*, and the trees, bla bla bla, I figured I should tell you a little about my Grandmother: the woman who inspir... Read more
The Perils of Walking
Thames Path Challenge Training Walk, Week One: 8.43 miles, 157 minutes.
Today was the first of the 'Training Walks', an accidental 8.43 miles (should have been a flat six), but I found myself taken with the idea of ranging about off-road tr... Read more
Slight Return - Grand Goals
It's been a while Spark folk. A long while. A while between being super-fit and on kilter, and hitting the cakes hard. We've all got stories about how we fall off the wagon; one minute you feel super-motivated, the next... you're trapped in the... Read more
Due to ... mayhem and hotel issues, and running incredibly behind schedule, I only have a few very limited photos from Saturday. None of which are terribly spectacular. I ended up throwing piles of green glitter on rather than a nice even layer ... Read more
Hey guys, I'm off out later - and it's one of the big nights that I've been working towards. The Wizard of Oz Bachelorette night, and me Wicked Witching it up in a slinky backless dress....
There'll be pictures tomorrow, but the slinky back... Read more
What does May bring?
If April brings the showers, where are my May flowers?
Honestly, this is going to be a tough month; it's all weddings and hen parties and socialising; there isn't a weekend where I'm not out with people in potentially calorific situations.... Read more
Holy moly I'm tired. Not the kind of tired where you fall into a dead sleep; the kind that keeps your mind awake, even though your body's long given up the ghost. With that in mind maybe it's time to talk about dreams... not ones where you're... Read more
Kettlebells, spinning,' Body Attack!', Hiking, Boxing ... Phew what an backside busting week it's been. Is it too little too late? Y'know for that slinky dress next weekend? ... We'll see. There's seven days to go, and while that's not going to ... Read more
Weighing It All Up
So there I was, having an awesome time of it, when ... bang! Hormones, cramps, bloating and yes it's that dreaded 'Time of the Month'. Don't mind me while I just pass out and eat chocolate.
Or not. Well, maybe a bit of chocolate. When 'thin... Read more
Shut Up Scale!
It's one of those weeks; despite eating well, drinking plenty of water and exercising like a mad thing, the scale is showing a 3lb gain. For once I'm not inclined to believe it. I've done absolutely everything right, including sensible eating du... Read more
A Few Thoughts
We run marathons to cross finish lines, to accomplish goals, and to prove to ourselves and others that there is nothing that cannot be achieved without hard work and dedication. Some people run for others, some run only for themselves. All ages,... Read more
What a Ding Dong
Oh real life, why must you get in my highly motivated way?! You're like leaves on a train line... yes, I said leaves; if you're British you'll know how many rail delays they cause. Seriously. Leaves.
Everything seems to be happening this we... Read more