Monthly Archives: December 2013

5k PB Challenge Time?

I was having a look at some of my ‘Personal Records’, PRs or PBs on Garmin and I thought perhaps it’s time for a change. 🙂 I’ve been focusing on running long and building endurance for so long, and left … Continue reading

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Looking back at my 2013

Looking back at my 2013, it didn’t seem as eventful as some other years, but it did include a major life event – Fit Girl and I buying a house together in May. The house move and everything that followed … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprout Breakfast

This is a first for me.., we had loads of raw Brussel Sprouts from last week, waiting to be cooked and eaten. And with my aim of eating ‘more veg’ in meals, I thought I’d include some in my breakfast, … Continue reading

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Wk52 into Wk53

My second week into my new strength training and carb cycling programme and I had a bit of an interruption by Christmas Day. I took the opportunity to have a rest day on Christmas Day, and the day before when … Continue reading

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Late Christmas Present from the US!

Today we got a nice surprise from my friend Kim in the US. A nice parcel full of Christmas presents for Fit Girl and I! We were treated to two running shirts…. Some fiery cinnamon chewing gum… …. Some protein … Continue reading

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Day 13/84 Food: Med Carb Day

I started today with an easy 3.8 mile run with Fit Girl, then did a 30 minute strength session which Fit Girl made up. My food intake was good. A bit of refocus after Christmas, and today went right to … Continue reading

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My Carb Cycling Plan

So I met ‘Mr Muscle’ a few weeks ago and he looked at my training and nutrition. The first thing he noticed about what I eat is that I eat hardly any carbs, and any I do, are usually sugary, … Continue reading

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New running socks!

I forgot to mention I got new running socks from Santa: one pair of Features ones (comfy and bright). And 6 pairs of bright fluffy kswiss one too. I’ve not tried the kswiss ones yet but they look comfy too.

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Long runs: Energy, Hydration & Recovery

Are you running your first ever marathon in 2014? Or are you running a marathon in 2014 and you’d like to improve your performance from the last one? If so, I was thinking now might be a good time for … Continue reading

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Rainbows and stars

I got this nice picture from my Dad and Step Mum for Christmas. 🙂 They know me well.

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