Everyone has a limit, but what price would you pay to find yours?

Okay, so if my entry title made you jump in excitement thinking there was a new way to monitor physical and mental fitness, I’m afraid I will have to disappoint you, because it is not so (or at least isn’t the focus of this post). My motives for writing this are far simpler and, as often seems to be the case these days, from a conversation with a colleague (a different one from last time though, I might add!). I

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So, why do we row?

Rowing and training for rowing form a large part of my week and, as such, feature highly in my blog posts. Since we (the royal ‘rowing’ we) have just moved back in to head season training, I am putting a lot of focus on to my training plan. Every year I try to revive my training; to keep me going through the long dark nights and the painful steady-state ergs (or worse the dreaded 5k test), I try to add

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Cheesy brains…

I sometimes think my brain is full of cheese. Not solid cheese but stringy cheese, or occasionally runny cheese. Like when you have some really mature brie which starts to gloop out of the sides. This feeling coincides with when my brain is full of things to do, but cannot connect them in to one coherent list of actions. It happens a lot at present, so many things going on that they all splodge together. What I really need is

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Dr Who dreams

I had a very odd dream last night. I don’t remember much about it now but I am fairly sure it was because of the Dr Who episode we watched last night. This season is much creepier than previous series of Dr Who. I am enjoying it, but it does have a very different vibe to last season. Not sure I should be watching them later at night these days!

Is there anywhere cyclists get priority?!

I have been cycling for a long time. I don’t mean in the sense that I learnt as a kid, but on a routine basis as part of my commute. I am also a fairly safe cyclist – I wear a helmet, I have lights when it is dusky/dark/bad weather and I always signal and look before manoeuvring. It’s only 1.5 miles between the station and my house so you would expect that on most days, it should be a

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I can’t wait, for the weekend to begin

Yes, I was very deliberately referencing the brilliant Michael Gray track there (‘Weekend’ from 2005). Following from my training session on Wednesday (which proceeded my last bloggage), I felt really quite awful. I thought I had overdone it, especially since I had not allowed 3 days recovery between sessions! However, I think I might actually be fighting some kind of silly virus because yesterday I felt quite shocking (combined with training aches). An early night last night (tucked-up by 10pm

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Can you ever train enough for it to stop hurting?!

I am back in the regime of winter training again. With that comes tired and sore limbs and the continual feel of fatigue, all for racing success (or at least surviving the courses!). I was having lunch with a friend on Tuesday and, after the usual work rants, she asked how training was going. On Monday night we were working on ‘power drives’ on the erg and in the boat, so on Tuesday, I won’t lie, the top of my

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My new favourite thing: border-radius

Yes, this is a geeky web by related post I’m afraid. I have made a few adjustments to the look-and-feel of my website over the weekend. One of the things I have changed is the contrasting colours on the header and footer (I think it looks pretty good – hope you all agree). However, Sam made the very valid point that with square corners, it looked a bit blocky. A year or so ago, I had investigated rounded corners but

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Sunday afternoon laptop time…

It feels like late autumn / early winter today. The light is dingy, it’s raining and there is no-one around outside. It is also really rather quiet. We went over to Watford earlier today to do a bit of shopping – I was in desperate need of some new work clothes. I had quite a successful trip for a change. Anyway, since getting home, we have just been sitting around faffing on our computers and the like. It’s quite a

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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