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Recommended Reading?
Thursday, November 08, 2018      3 comments

The Beck Reading group will be coming to an end soon, and I have so loved checking in daily with the group and also going through the book. It always helps to know there are other people around with similar ups and downs. Perhaps the greatest li... Read more
Saturday, November 03, 2018      4 comments

Been trying to work out what swimmers do to encourage their training. From what I can tell, the main goal is to swim a mile (I think this must be the equivalent of 5km for runners) with minimal breaks in-between. I went for my first swim a... Read more
Hair-line fracture and a moon boot
Wednesday, October 31, 2018      5 comments

So, my visit to the physio was not what I was hoping for. I was genuinely hoping he would say I can start jogging again with some exercises to help with the pain. After a lot of questions and examining my foot, he concluded that I do have a h... Read more
THAT number on the scale, part two
Tuesday, October 30, 2018      6 comments

I have written about this number before, funnily enough almost a year ago when I was reading through the Beck pink book for the first time. Sadly, I was unable to not revisit this number, and the scale did creep up again almost 2kg, so bac... Read more
Injuries and colds, but at least I'm tracking calories!
Friday, October 26, 2018      5 comments

So, there have been a few pot-hills this month. My injured foot has not yet recovered and so I am still not jogging. It is now coming up to five weeks with no running and I am missing it incredibly. I have now booked a physio appointment to try ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Belfast half marathon 2013 and 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018      2 comments

This weekend I ran the Belfast Half marathon for the first time since 2013. In 2013 it was my first ever half marathon. I have managed to run a half... Read more
Giving myself credit
Wednesday, September 05, 2018      12 comments

I wrote these down and found myself wanting to justify each reason with a "but" or highlight some other problem that I'm dealing with so that I didn't seem to be boasting. The point of this, however, is to celebrate the achievements. Easier said... Read more
I completed a Maintenance Challenge!
Sunday, August 26, 2018      8 comments

Since the arrival of my little toddler, I have struggled to remember to log my maintenance challenge every week - yes, even with an e-mail reminder. It has meant that the last eight or so challenges, I have started, but missed a week and lost my... Read more
Baby steps (what are they really?) and consistency.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018      10 comments

I just want to be consistent again and I have to start with small goals. I'm trying to track something everyday. Even if I don't fill out my entire tracker, I'm getting to the page. I'm acknowledging some of what I am eating. I know I'm not r... Read more
Ups and downs
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      9 comments

I had a derailing moment at a party on Saturday night. I didn't really know anyone as it was a huge party with my sister-in-laws friends and I found myself eating a lot of the baked treats that were freely available to eat. It was mindless eatin... Read more
Checking In
Friday, June 22, 2018      4 comments

I am visiting my brother and sister-in-law this weekend and decided not to bring the scale along. I want to focus on monitoring what I'm eating, rather than what the scale is saying each day. I had gone down slightly on the scale before I left h... Read more
Just ten minutes
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      8 comments

I've decided to re-commit to the ten-minutes-of-exercise a day policy. This was how I started exercising in 2011, and this was a point I thought I should start at again. Of course, it's different this time. I tried doing one of the spa... Read more
Trauma changes you
Thursday, June 14, 2018      4 comments

Sometimes I think about how I did things in the past and then I try to do those same things now in an attempt to get back on track. A few days ago my husband shared a presentation a friend of his was working on. His friend is a chaplain in ... Read more
Short term goals.
Monday, June 11, 2018      6 comments

There is a little pink dress that I would like to wear to a family wedding in the beginning of August. It just about fits. I'd like it to fit comfortably for the wedding. I'd also like to aim for these races: The Grey Abbey 10km: 6 Jul... Read more
The negative consequences of trips down memory lane
Friday, May 04, 2018      4 comments

In March I returned to Finland after twenty years! I was last there as a Rotary exchange student and a work conference brought me there again. It was a remarkable trip. My first impressions as I stepped off the train in Helsinki with my hu... Read more

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