Tag Archives: water

800 days off the booze

Today I am 800 days off the booze!  I don’t particularly like the word teetotal, but that’s what I’ve become. I don’t in anyway want to push this way of life onto others, but I am so so glad I’ve … Continue reading

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Taking control of a healthy way of eating

I met up with a good friend of mine at the weekend.  She told me that she was on the ‘Slimming World’ diet and that just about everything she at had a ‘syn’ value (which quite honestly stunned me).   It … Continue reading

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Mashed Potato, Oat and Honey mix

Ok, so I read somewhere that runners who do Ultra marathons tend to rely on actual food to fuel their runs, instead of just gels and energy drinks (like I have done for training for and completing marathon distances). As … Continue reading

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18th pint of blood given…

Thursday night is late opening at the Glasgow Blood Donor centre in the city centre. It’s open late (til 7pm) on Wednesdays too. Tonight I went along to give my 18th pint of blood. I gave blood last in December … Continue reading

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Do I use Dioralyte on race day or not??

So… I know I need to stay hydrated on a run… and on e along run, I need energy too. My energy plans so far in training have included: Before: Porridge & 250mls Fresh Orange Juice. Caffeine Lucozade and Caffeine … Continue reading

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Water & Hydration…

Too often water is an afterthought, and yet no nutrient is more vital or neccessary in as great amounts.  Maintaining proper hydration is an essential part of healthy living.  Every day we lose 2-3 litres of water through urinition, sweating … Continue reading

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Running Long…

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