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Ards Half Marathon - first sub 2hour time!
Saturday, June 28, 2014      7 comments

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
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      5 comments

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!
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      3 comments

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
Saturday, April 12, 2014      13 comments

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 cour... Read more
Last training run before my half marathon
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      7 comments

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
Of course it's hard!!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      7 comments

I've been going through my blogs over the last few months and there seems to be a running theme: I'm finding it hard to stay on track. I've taken a moment to think about it and realised that I need to be a bit more honest with myself and a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sometimes saying "no" can be a good thing
Thursday, January 02, 2014      37 comments

Thanks to a link in the "At goal and maintaining" team, I came across the Refuse to Regain blog ( http://www.refusetoregain.com ) last night, and something that struck me quite strongly was how the author was encouraging me to say "no". "Refuse... Read more
Two Years since reaching my goal weight!
Monday, December 16, 2013      12 comments

emoticon Because, really, I am absolutely thrilled that I've managed another year in maintenance and that by rea... Read more
The joy of food!
Monday, December 02, 2013      9 comments

Today, as an evening treat, I ordered a hot chocolate with marshmallows. I knew it was decadent, but I also knew I had that I would still be within my calorie range, even with this little indulgence. I hadn't had real hot chocolate for ages, and... Read more
3 months since moving and still in goal range - Phew!
Friday, November 08, 2013      7 comments

In fact, I came third in the last maintenance challenge, so go me!! emoticon This week has not been a good w... Read more
Adapting to change
Saturday, October 12, 2013      9 comments

This last week has been a tough one for me. This was the week when the University set down their expectations for Phd students and I spent a lot of time getting to know my (much younger) fellow students and getting to grips with what achieving a... Read more
My First Half Marathon!
Sunday, September 22, 2013      19 comments

There we are. My ever supportive DH and me. He has seen me progress from my first 5km in 2009 (at 148 pounds) to my first half marathon (at 120 pounds). At the end of the ... Read more
One week until race day!!
Friday, September 13, 2013      7 comments

And all I keep thinking is: 'don't get an injury now!!' I'm ready. My past two long runs have both been 21km in about 2 hours. I know I can do it, now I just need to taper for this week, get enough sleep and eat well. We've been away o... Read more
Anniversary time: Two years of sparking!
Friday, September 06, 2013      6 comments

emoticon Although anniversaries are frequently the opportunity to look back and reflect on what we've achieve... Read more
The real secret to weight loss
Sunday, August 11, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday I watched a programme on the BBC documenting the various weight loss gurus over the years. Two of the diet programmes that were reviewed were Weight Watchers and the Atkins diet. The whole premise of the show was that diets don't actua... Read more

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