It's been a bit of a gap since my last blog post, but finally I'm getting started again. I'd like to share with you a bit of my own story, and why exercise is so important to me. There are actually a lot of different tales to tell, but I'm going to begin with what … Continue reading How I recovered from a painful back injury to become a triathlete
This week I had a photoshoot done (very glamorous - I know!). I thought that whilst it's great to have photos on my FitBee website of me taking part in triathlons and running events, it might be nice for people to see what I look like without the Lycra. After all, I'm pretty normal really. … Continue reading Not all exercise is done in Lycra
The 15th July was super sport Sunday: the cobbled Roubaix stage of the men’s Tour de France, the men’s final of Wimbledon, the men’s football World Cup final and I lined up with 153 other women to compete in the York Sprint Distance Triathlon. I’d been looking forward to this race for months. One of … Continue reading Third Place and A Medal! – York Triathlon Race Report
So it's now 40 hours since I completed the Haworth Hobble with my Dad, and in doing so finally achieved a childhood dream. Sitting here with my box of chocolates (celebratory) and cup of Yorkshire Tea (mandatory), I'm reflecting on the highs and lows of Saturday, and letting it sink all in - I actually … Continue reading Haworth Hobble – We Made It!
With only 5 days to go until my 32 mile challenge, now seems like the perfect time to reflect on my training over the last few weeks, and prepare myself mentally for whatever I will face Saturday morning. My preparation has been less than perfect. I was dealing with some stress and depression issues through December, … Continue reading Howarth Hobble – 5 days to go!
As a qualified research scientist, I’m skilled in examining evidence, and determining it’s importance, to either support or refute a hypothesis. I am wondering what evidence led me to the conclusion that I could run 16 miles, across West Yorkshire moorland, with incessant rainfall from above, and a continual stream of rainwater run-off underfoot? There was certainly … Continue reading Up in the Clouds
The other day I did something a bit unusual in my run training. I left my trainers at home and went for a long walk instead. I’m getting prepared for the Haworth Hobble, a 32 mile off road, run/walk event, and due to a variety of circumstances, I find myself trying to cram my preparation … Continue reading Every Journey Begins With The First Step