Mental Body Images

My last boyfriend (before the wonderful Adam came into my life) claimed to have body dismorphia. Whether or not he did, HE had a problem with his weight. I thought he was fine. He did not think the same of me. He did not think I was fine. He thought I was overweight and not […]

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Black Phoenix

This was my first event with Phoenix Running. Adam ran his second ever marathon with them back in November 2015 and enjoyed it (I think) – I supported as per usual, walking along the Thames Path keeping warm in the cold. My second visit to this venue was very different!  I needed a half marathon […]

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Harvel5 2017

This was the third time I have run Harvel5 – a beautifully set 5 mile run out of a little village, into a country park and back again. Last year it was only a week after my first marathon, so I was slow and steady and just got it done. The highlight of last years […]

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Sabbatical Update: Weeks 1-3

I am now at the end of week three of my 19 week sabbatical. So what have I achieved so far? Completed Booked a holiday with Adam and my Mum (Rhodes in only a couple of weeks) A few household-y tidying – clearing the cellar, changing the kitchen door handles Lunches with friends/my Dad – […]

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Bury to Clare 18

Our friend Jo lives in Suffolk, and we’d seen on Facebook that she was interested in the Positive Steps Bury to Clare Challenge. We’d not really considered it as it was the week before the SVN Jeskyns Challenge and Suffolk is quite a way to go. But in the absence of signing up to the […]

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The Final Countdown

This Friday I leave my job for 4 whole months. I have handed over massive chunks of my role to the very capable backfill that is now in place, I have repaid my season ticket loan to work, I have told family & friends… it is actually happening! I remember the moment, in that training […]

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