Oxford Girl living in the North. Nearly a northerner as have lived in Kendal for over 25 years.
Enjoys knife throwing, running, fell walking, snapping pics on my travels round the Lakes and being a domestic goddess. My Chocolate Brownies are legendary so I am told.
A weeks holiday plan and my first thought is when can I run to keep on plan. I love the structure but when I’m wheezing at a mere 5k it feels insurmountable.
Luckily I had my friends we were staying with are runners so were there to keep me company. But as I lagged behind those demons appeared in my head “you’re fat, you’re slow, you’re making a fool out of yourself” Trying to put a brave face on it.
I inadvertently did my long run after I took a wrong turn. Problem with running in unfamiliar territory. But got back and was pleased it was done. Also managed a bit of cross training which was good. A few calories burnt to counter balance the prosecco drunk.
I got the job done this week but it feels like a big task is still to come. Come on fitness, please come back I need you.
Check my plan and see what was to achieve this week. Monday first run of the week, however this was coupled with my fist panic attack in ages. This panic attacks came out of the blue. Continue reading “Week 2”
My names Gina and it feels like deja vu back to January 2017. I’m about to put myself to the test in running another marathon. It takes a special kind of nutter to contemplate running marathon. Continue reading “Here we go again – Week 1”
That time of year when the phrase NEW YEAR NEW ME is banded about. Some despair of the phrase but for me it is the start of the new year, signalling a clean start, to set goals and aspirations for the year ahead. Making yourself accountable for goals.
Whether we like it or not, people love to judge especially when it comes to size and appearance. Many of us would describe the ideal runner’s body as lean, lanky and lithe. Even at my thinest I would never be described as any of the above. Continue reading “Does size matter?”
That festive time of year again, the tree is up and though I’m not a fan of the season, I do like rediscovering my decorations as I dress the tree and house. Unwrapping the collection of trinkets collected over the years.Continue reading “The ‘C’ word”
Carrot cake was never on my radar until it was a request for a birthday cake. After searching my array of cooking books and google. This one is my new favourite bake. Super easy to make and so incredibly moist .Continue reading “The best carrot cake”