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Cumulative Fatigue

Or something. I’m starting to think that just pushing on with my training plan straight after the HM last week wasn’t such a good idea. Just because I don’t feel like my legs are tired doesn’t mean they actually aren’t. Which is why I’m sitting in bed on a Saturday evening with ice packs wrapped … Continue reading

Hitting the Ground Running

And I’m back! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s officially the beginning of Week Sixteen of my marathon training plan and now it’s all about getting back on track. After all the rearranging I did with the running days and distances in preparation of the half marathon I ran three days ago. (Feels kinda awesome to casually say that. … Continue reading

First One Down! (The Race Report)

Let us start with: You do not want a post-op cat recovering in your bed the night before race time. Lesson learned. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d been busy eating more carbs the past two days than I usually, so instead of my weekend breakfast of protein pancake I started my race day with a late breakfast of … Continue reading

Load Up!

So, why didn’t anybody warn me carb loading was so difficult?! I read and read and read and then calculated that I need to consume about 500g in carbs both today and yesterday. Did my very best and managed 300 yesterday (I usually consume around 170) and followed my eating plan for today and I … Continue reading

Don’t Stop Me Now!

๐Ÿ˜€ I suck at resting. I really really do. I get restless,ย  I get bored and, most of all, I dislike being cooped up all day. After two days of fever, I found myself with just a sore throat and runny nose yesterday. And it was a beautiful day. Just beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, as I … Continue reading

Chicken Soup for the Common Cold

Because that’s what I seem to have. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Four days to go an I have the whole package – sore throat, runny nose and a fever. (Let me tell you, I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself now.) I’m doing everything I know to get better as soon as possible from numerous pots of freshly … Continue reading

Every Weekend, She Bakes

A new habit. Quite detrimental to my diet as well. But as I have so much free time lately (65 days of holiday!) that also means more time to play around with new recipes. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ever since going gluten free, one of my Holy Grail baking inspiration blogs has been The Gluten Free Goddess. There’s … Continue reading

Fumble, Stumble and Fall

Or tumble down a hill, as the case may be. It’s taper week. And I’m finding it tough. It’s weird. But my half marathon is next Saturday and I’m determined to do everything I can to have a great experience. ๐Ÿ™‚ For my taper, I’m trying to decrease the frequency, intensity and mileage of my … Continue reading

What I Talk About When I Talk About…

If you’re a runner that probably brought a book to your mind. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If there’s something I love as much as running, it’s reading. I mean, I’ve been doing that a whole lot longer. My mum likes to tell stories about how when I was little, I just suddenly started reading newspapers and then moved … Continue reading

Too Much (of a Good Thing)

This is strange. I was out running in my more supportive shoes again today and again encountered arch pain followed by heel pain. I don’t get that in the moderate support shoes, which are supposedly not supportive enough for someone as severely flat footed as me. This got me thinking. (And if you’ve noticed all … Continue reading

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