Boom, Boom, Shake The Room
The songs you work out to should do two things; set a beat to work to and light up your brain like a pinball machine. My gym plays something my gym-buddy Tracy describes as "boom boom shake the room" music. Heavy bass, over-produced, pretty tune... Read more
Weights, No I Wasn't Planning On Using My Arms Ever Again
I like to think of myself as physically quite strong, after all I carry my grocery shopping, and I've was a dab hand with a kettlebell a year ago....
... The reality is that I'm not that fit at the moment. I'm working towards it, so it's not ... Read more
100km - No One Told Me About the Hills
100Km is definitely the territory of the fit or foolish. Me? I'm the latter. I signed up to walk the Cotswolds Way 100K ultra marathon back in January,... Read more
Hola folks, and a massive thank you for everyone who's stopped by and commented. It's a few weeks on from my last grumpy blog post; my outlook is a little different.
Y'know how when one friend makes an effort to try and get fit, it someho... Read more
Judgemental Clothes and the Joys of Square One, Again.
Weight goes on, weight goes off, weigh goes on....
I'm trapped in a vicious circle. I've had good advice; I know the score about losing weight slowly, about making lifestyle changes rather than a fad diets, about finding exercises I enjoy -... Read more
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
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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