An erg is for life, not just for PBs

The erg, ergo, ergometer or rowing machine, as it is most commonly known, is a complex beast. For rowers it is a necessary evil, in a Concept2 form. It is perhaps one of the best land-based workouts a person can have if done properly. Although we have all, of course, been witness to the horror of ‘the gym rower’; with the arched back, hands being bashed in to the knees and the continual collision of the seat with front of

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Is it wrong to like your All In One?!

I am racing on Sunday and, as I always do, started mentally ‘preparing’ my kit on about Monday. In doing so, my mind counjoured up an image of my almost brand new JL All-In-One (AIO) which I bought in the spring when we changed our club strip. I won’t lie, I was rather excited at the prospect of wearing it again. I worry at this point that I may have said too much and you may already be judging me,

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ITALIA!!

As I have already mentioned in passing in a previous blog, we went on holiday to Italy a few weeks ago – Rome and Milan to be precise. It has prompted me to start building a new ‘Travel’ section for my website (it’s still a work in progress so bear with…). Until then though, I have finally put together a ‘phone photo journal’ of the trip. It doesn’t quite look as I had envisaged, mainly due to the fact that

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Pass the bacon…

Despite being unwell still during the early part of this week, I have still had a couple of hard training sessions, yesterday being the monthly 5k ergo test. As usual, after yesterday (and also Monday’s exhausting but brilliant outing) I left the club to go an devour half a supermarkets worth of food, a common rowing trend which was wonderfully explained in a recent blog post from Girl on the River. Everything she said rings completely true except I don’t

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Is University worth it?

A Facebook friend of mine posted this link earlier today; Durham Cathedral has been named the best building in Britain. I was, as a former Durhamite, extremely pleased to see this. Whilst in Durham, I had a strong connection with that Cathedral; it was one of my favourite Durham sites. So seeing this Guardian feature, it took my back to my University days. There are lows and highs to everything, but I loved my time at University: those crisp days

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Staying connected all over the world, for only, err, £3 a meg

Apologies for the radio silence over the last week and a bit folks but Sam and I had a well earned break and headed away on holidays. For those of you who are curious we went to Rome and then Milan (and surrounding area), but more on that later. What I wish to talk about is slightly more techie but driven by the situation I found myself in on holiday. Now, I have an iPhone, as does Sam. We are

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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 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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