Reluctant Veganuary
Jan20

Reluctant Veganuary

At the end of last year, my eldest asked me if I wanted to do Veganuary with him. I didn’t. I’ve been vegetarian since I was 17. We initially raised our eldest without red meat, and he’d rejected chicken and fish by the time he was about 5. So he has been vegetarian for most of his life. I am very happy being a vegetarian. You can tell me that it’s healthier and better for the environment for me to be vegan....

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My virtual running medal and Covid-19
Jan18

My virtual running medal and Covid-19

In common with most runners (except those who had booked races for January, February or early March), I didn’t run any races in 2020. The marathon and four half marathons I had booked were all cancelled. Some runners decided to fill the 2020 race void with virtual races – basically run the distance, whether 5k or a marathon or somewhere in between – and get a medal for it. The biggest one was the virtual London...

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My favourite blogposts of 2020
Jan13

My favourite blogposts of 2020

Every year, I like to share my favourites blogposts from my own blog. The other day, I shared with you my most popular posts of 2020. As ever, they were a funny old mix and certainly not my own favourites. So I like to relive my own favourites, many of which would only have been read by a handful of people, but that doesn’t make them less valuable to me. This year has been a year like no other, so my favourite blogposts have got...

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How far did I run in 2020?
Jan11

How far did I run in 2020?

What a strange year for running! At the start of 2020, I was signed up to run Brighton marathon in April, Tewkesbury half marathon in May, Cheltenham Challenge half marathon in June, Cheltenham half marathon in September and Stroud half marathon in October. I started training for Brighton marathon on 6th January, in preparation for the race on 19th April. But 2020 was the year of coronavirus. The year when races got cancelled....

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What I read in 2020
Jan08

What I read in 2020

Reading is my absolute favourite thing to do. I read whenever I can and will always prioritise it over TV or social media. If I could, I would sit and read all day, every day, with just the occasional run or walk thrown in. But unfortunately life has a way of stopping me – with work and family and chores to deal with. I thought I was going to read a lot less this year, after The Mirror & the Light took me over a month. But...

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My top posts of 2020
Jan06

My top posts of 2020

I’ve always blogged a lot about life with my three teenagers, although this year I’ve eased off on that a bit. Over the last few months, I’ve eased off on blogging a bit generally, due to less time and less inspiration. But you can still find me blogging a fair bit about life and it all it throws at us, plus a lot about running, as well as book reviews most weeks. This year of course I’ve blogged about...

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