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Jogging again! (Yippee!!)
Thursday, May 16, 2019      4 comments

I have been managing to get out for a jog every second day since the first week of May. I go as far as my body lets me. So far twenty to twenty five minutes seems to be my comfortable length, although I have managed 5km twice. I'm going slowly. ... Read more
Trusting. And good news.
Sunday, May 05, 2019      4 comments

On Friday I was offered a job. Not just any job, a really career enhancing one, one where I'll be able to use everything I learned during my PhD. These past few days I have been feeling a lot of feelings. It's all coming up as the heaviness... Read more
Becoming aware again.
Thursday, April 18, 2019      5 comments

I spent this evening going through photographs and realised that I managed really well to lose the baby weight. I did that. Sometimes I have doubted that achievement because I didn't get all the way back to my original goal weight. I had a baby ... Read more
Rising like a Phoenix
Monday, January 14, 2019      4 comments

One part of the Harry Potter books that often comes to my mind is the story of the rebirth of the Phoenix. How it has to die only to come to life again. I feel a little bit like this at the moment. About three weeks into my homecoming trip... Read more
Monday, December 03, 2018      4 comments

We've been back in Cape Town for about a week, now and I am one kilogram heavier. It is remarkably surreal to be back. I was last in Cape Town... Read more
Goal weight is close
Thursday, November 15, 2018      6 comments

I am about 1.3kg away from my goal weight, which is about 2 pounds. The last few weeks I have managed to keep fairly consistent with tracking calories and keeping within range, and if I keep up, I could reach my goal in the next two weeks, or so... Read more
Tough weekend
Monday, November 12, 2018      3 comments

It was cloudy and rainy on Saturday and I needed to be outside. Usually, I would go for a jog, regardless of what the weather is doing and get the outside light and atmosphere that I now realise I need and love. But I couldn't because of t... Read more
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

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