daily life mental health who am I

In which I lament a bureaucratic blunder and try to see silver linings

Friday, 19 January 2018

Due to a bureaucratic blunder first committed by me in 2015 and from which I apparently learned no lesson, I am having to work full time this month.  This means that I do not have Wednesdays off during this most awful of months. This means I do not have my mid-week running/taking the kids to school/blogging/napping/food shopping/cooking day. This means it’s Friday and the fridge is emptier than it was last July when the kids were away at grandma’s and…

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fitness mental health who am I

I am not my January thoughts

The air was still filled with the smoke from the fireworks when social media, magazines, TV, you name it, started to shout to GO TO THE GYM, BECOME A NEW YOU, DO A POST-CHRISTMAS DETOX, GO VEGAN, RUN EVERY DAY, GIVE UP SUGAR/COFFEE/ALCOHOL! Horrible,…

Monday, 15 January 2018
Jungle legs
running

I’m a lone runner, you won’t see me running in a pack*

Running groups are huge at the moment. In addition to the traditional running clubs and Parkrun, more and more casual groups are popping up all over the place – every park, every suburb, every time of day, women only, moms only, all inclusive, run…

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Overlooking San Fransisco
daily life who am I

Looking back, looking forward

There’s no other way to put it – 2017 was a f*cking rollercoaster. There were loads of great moments and great achievements, but my personal and professional life was most defined by the wonderful thing called Brexit. I haven’t written much about how Brexit…

Tuesday, 2 January 2018
running

Running away the Christmas blues in California

I disappeared to California for Christmas. I don’t love Christmas and sunshine usually makes it a little bit more bearable. Every time I say that I don’t like Christmas I feel really stupid because what kind of a person am I that I don’t…

Monday, 1 January 2018
running running 101

Winter running: adjust your expectations

Once a week when I have my part-time day off from work, I take my kids to school and go for a run straight afterwards. When seeing me in my usual running gear, more and more people are surprised at the school gates and…

Monday, 4 December 2017