Edinburgh Half Marathon – ten weeks to go
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Edinburgh Half Marathon – ten weeks to go

Panic stations. It’s less than 10 weeks until the Edinburgh Half Marathon, and I’ve not really done much training. I’ve done a lot of spinning and written a book, but running has not been happening. So this morning, I went…

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Why I’ve not been racing
Running and writing

Why I’ve not been racing

THREE months ago I decided to stop training as much, and instead focus on my writing projects. I set myself the challenge of completing the first draft of my book. I knew my fitness would suffer, but in order to achieve…

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A sad week
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A sad week

TODAY Chris and I gave ourselves the day off running, and instead spent it with our family. It’s been an incredibly sad and emotional week for all of us because on Tuesday my auntie died. We’re absolutely devastated. She was an…

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Emergency fat dress at the ready
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Emergency fat dress at the ready

RIGHT, it’s time to face up to it. I have put on a few pounds, several actually. This has not been an overnight occurrence, more a gradual increase, which began soon after my wedding day last June. For months and…

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Edinburgh Half Marathon: Weeks three to five
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Edinburgh Half Marathon: Weeks three to five

I HAVE to admit that I’ve not really been committing heart and soul to my training. I’ve been doing a five-week short story course and faffing about writing my book instead, so running has been done if and when I’ve…

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