A word of advice
Apr12

A word of advice

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed for the past few months, more overwhelmed than I’ve felt in a long time. I’ve had more work than usual, which is good financially, but leaves me with little time to do those important life admin jobs we all have. Not being able to do them stresses me out. I’m menopausal or perimenopausal, I’m not even sure which any more. But I’ve been that way for a long time and...

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‘Not good enough’
Dec07

‘Not good enough’

I always feel very sad when I look at social media and see photos of women who say they feel ‘not good enough’. Not funny enough. Not clever enough. Not pretty enough. Not thin enough. Not young enough. They feel they have no space in the social media world because their house isn’t tidy enough or doesn’t have all the latest things. That is so sad, isn’t it? And such a waste of their lives, which should...

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My running journey 2011-2021
May13

My running journey 2011-2021

I wrote the other day about my early years as a runner. Today I will tell you about my more recent running journey. In 2011, shortly after my daughter started school, I ran Bath half marathon in 1:59:54. It was my third half marathon, but my first in 15 years, as finding the time to run with a job and small children at home wasn’t easy. But as the years went on, life got easier and I was able to run more. After Bath half...

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My running journey: The early years (1994-2011)
May11

My running journey: The early years (1994-2011)

Although I write a lot about running, I realise I’ve never written about my running journey from the start, particularly the early years. I’m proud of the fact that I started running in 1994 and have never given up. Although in those early years I didn’t run a fraction of the distance I do now. It was my husband who persuaded me to start running in 1994. I was 20 years old and still at university. He’d been at...

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A week off work
Apr12

A week off work

We should have been on holiday in Padstow last week. We booked it way back in August last year, when the world was getting back to normal and we couldn’t possibly imagine things would all go horribly wrong again. We just chose one of the weeks of the Easter holidays at random, without putting any thought into it. We chose the wrong one. If we’d have chosen this week, we would be in Padstow right now, without question....

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