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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 →

This week’s antics…

This week's been mixed. Weight training on Monday left me aching. Tuesday and Wednesday ended up exercise free. I'd picked up a tummy bug which left me feeling zapped. On Thursday, I did my final 'brick': a 13km bike ride but... Continue Reading →

End of the week…

The end of the week saw a post work trip to the swimming pool on Thursday. It was so refreshing: 16 lengths quick, then made it up to 40 lengths. Felt good. And not feeling too done in from netball,... Continue Reading →

The Running Bear…

I went shopping on Monday to an amazing little place in Alderley Edge called Running Bear. They are a specialised running shop (as the name would suggest). For ages I've needed a new pair of trainers - I bought the... 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 →

Splish splash…

Tuesday was the last day of the summer holidays for my little girl. It has been bliss. No rushing out the door in the mornings, no nagging mummy saying 'get dressed, get your shoes on, brush your teeth...' I have completely... Continue Reading →

Rain and running…

In typical British bank holiday style, it rained and rained and rained on Monday. I took the kids out to the shops, then for a walk; and little girl went on her bike. We got home and I mulled over... Continue Reading →

Sunday cycle

Yesterday was a busy day: bit of DIY around the house, gardening and taking the kids to a local National Trust property. It got to 6pm and I thought I'd better get out on my bike. I was followed by my support vehicle... Continue Reading →

Tri again…

On Tuesday I signed up for the South Manchester Triathlon. I've spent the rest of the week chewing over it. I've not got long to prepare. I’ve thought about how my brain works on many occasions and I think I’m an 'all... Continue Reading →

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