First there was a trek along the Great Wall of China for CLIC Sargent. Now, to get on with life.

Training
Walking in Wales

Walking in Wales

The past weekend was a very satisfying one for me – I went with my boyfriend Joe and assorted family members to a cottage in the middle of nowhere.  I mean Wales*. One of the main reasons for going – aside from catching up with the family and eating copious amounts of food – was...
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella: An Inspiring Ballet

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella: An Inspiring Ballet

Last night I went to the theatre.  I realise that on face value that has absolutely nothing to do with training or fundraising for a trek to China, you’d be right of course, but I do have a reason for sharing this with you.  I went to see Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, and it reminded just...

Sport, Competitive Instincts and Exercise

I’ve never been much of a sports fan – I’m not really that interested in watching it and I certainly wasn’t a fan of getting involved in it.  I always told myself that this was because I was more of an artsy type and that I didn’t have the competitive drive needed to excel at sport. Now...

Regaining My Motivation: Or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Exercise Again

As you may have guessed from my belated New Years post while December was great for fundraising, it was tough on my training regime. There was all the usual seasonal stress:  The mid-week office parties that leave you tired and deflated – even when you stay sober, organising Christmas presents and postage, multiple trips (travelling, travelling,...

Happy New Year!

What’s your new years resolution?  Mine is quite simply to get in shape for my trip to China! But the extremely cold weather in December hit me hard: I’ve been suffering with a chest infection for the past 2 weeks, and before that I had migraines that have kept me away from any proper training for...

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Last week was frantic for me – busy times at work, parties all at the start of December (because everything’s so busy at Christmas) and a trip up to the Lake District.  Leaving not a whole lot of time for the gym.  In the same week Nottingham was struck down by the snow that froze...

Training, “Thank You”s & Festive Things

I’ve been neglecting to post on here, with the result that I now have a whole bunch of stuff to share with you.  There’s a quick follow up from Monday’s post on finding time to train, some much needed “thank you”s and some festive tidings to share: I went for a swim straight after work...

Finding Time for Training

Last week was a pretty hectic week for me, with work trips, friends staying, followed by family staying…  I was pretty short on time for the week, it has to be said. So, my usual twice weekly trips to the gym were cut down to a single visit (I chose to avoid the cross trainer...

Well Well Cross Trainer, We Meet Again

This evening I once again faced the cross trainer in a brave – or some might say foolish – move. You might remember last week I complained of coming over all Bridget Jones and nearly falling over after a tough training session on an exercise bike followed up with some time on a cross trainer....

I Could Totally Be the Heroine in a Romantic Comedy

Have you ever seen the film Bridget Jones’ Diary? You know the scene right after she’s discovered that Daniel is cheating and decides not to be beaten by a bad man and a stick insect (or words to that effect)? If you’re with me so far, you might understand where this post is heading already…...

Training: Getting Into A Routine

This is my second week of proper training – that is, telling myself that come what my I will get down the gym for half an hour and I will exercise. I’ve read all the blogs, I’ve seen the advice, I know by now I should be trying to get into a routine.  This will...