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New Year promises…

So hello 2017, goodbye 2016. I've been thinking of my resolutions for 2017 - or as I'd rather call them 'Promises'. There's something about the word 'Resolution' that is so 'Resolute' to me. A quick dictionary search comes up with,... Continue Reading →

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Cycling in the sun…

At the end of October we went to Mallorca on holiday: nine days of sunshine, no shivers, no dark nights and the temperature hardly dropped to single figures. Bliss. The sunshine was nectar for my skin, and as I’m a factor... Continue Reading →

Learning to spin…

In the '90s I tried spin classes for the first time.  Back then it was popular... think Bridget Jones , jelly legs and plenty of sweat. Since then I've tried the odd class here or there but nothing's really grabbed me by the cycling... Continue Reading →

Reflections on 2015

It's the end of January and time to reflect on last year (because I've only just found the time)! In 2015, I needed 26 hours in day, the year rushed by and now we are well into 2016. The year can... Continue Reading →

South Manchester Triathlon…

I did it! The South Manchester triathlon was my second this year. I woke at 7am, ate porridge with apple and raisins and packed all my gear in the car, along with two kids and Mr Shespoke! Here's my list: Officially,... Continue Reading →

Netball…

A few weeks ago a friend said she was a couple of people down at her netball club that night and wondered if I fancied coming along. Short of excuses, I went. I cycled there, and the warm up on... Continue Reading →

Sunday brick…

I was supposed to do my first brick of my training plan yesterday, but the day disappeared with Saturday madness (swimming lessons, kids party and curry with friends!) So I did it today instead. On the plan was 10 miles... Continue Reading →

TFI Friday…

Friday is here. Yippee; the weekend is within touching distance. Today was about weight training. I trained with Mr Shespoke out in the garden. This is the equipment we used/ improvised with... But I've just realised we forgot to put... Continue Reading →

Move it…

Last night I went out for a spin on the bike. It was a case of getting the legs moving rather than an evening doing the best bike ride in the world. I went up and down the pedestrian lane... Continue Reading →

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