A tick off my fabulist – learn to skim stones 

When people see this on my list, I’m greeted with what you can’t skim stones. No I can’t hence why it’s on my list.  There is something therapeutic about chucking rocks/stones into water, the satisfying splash and of course trying to avoid being covered in water.  When walking by the side of Derwent water at … More A tick off my fabulist – learn to skim stones 

Thai trout parcels 

A bit of chopping required for this Thai inspired dish. Quick easy and looks impressive when served.  Ingredients   1 bunch of spring onions  2cm piece of fresh ginger  1 red chilli  1 celery stick  1 carrot  1 garlic clove ½ bag of fresh coriander  4 trout fillets (about 125g each)  4 tsp soy sauce  4 … More Thai trout parcels 

Good ideas

You know when things are a good idea at the time??  You have said yes to doing things then the the reality kicks in?  You too?  In my post euphoric marathon haze I said to a friend that I would run Chester marathon with her.  In April, October seemed like an age away, weeks pass … More Good ideas

Giving up on dreams

Grief has a rather unexpected habit of creeping up on you without warning.  That was what happened when I was casually scrolling through Twitter, saw a infertility tweet relating to a story on Corrie.  I don’t watch it but it was doing a story about IVF and it failing.  My eyes pricked with tears and … More Giving up on dreams

Trail running 

FACT running off road is far more fun than road running. Though saying that 95% of my runs are road based. I had my first taster of off road running with friends Charles and Angela Colby. They are amazing runners, when I was in a flux over misplacing my running mojo last year, they said … More Trail running 

London baby

London Marathon weekend was here *gasps. Maranoia takes over…. I was a mix of complete nerves and excitement. Those who read my blog will have read my journey. Self doubt along the way, my body showing me we are strong. I was just so happy to have the miles in my legs to fulfil my … More London baby

Week 16 

Taper week here, I needed it I’m tired. The maranoia setting in, am I going to be ok? Have I enough in my legs for the task ahead? It’s been a tough journey. When you have been training 5 times a week, not training feels like all fitness is fading away.  I didn’t go to … More Week 16