Pain & tiredness – two reasons to not let your fitness drop!

I have been lax of late with my training. After my self – elected break from full on rowing training over the winter, I pottered along keep keeping fit but just not pushing myself to the limit every session. It was a nice change and a break I emotionally needed. But as we have moved in to the summer, I began to become a bit complacent about my training. We all know that complacency breeds laziness. What happened? Well, my

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Running pains

Every sport induces different aches and pains and, despite running quite a few times (although less than planned) over the last few weeks, I am still feeling it after each run. However, not being an experienced runner, it is hard to know what is normal post-run discomfort. As any rower will know, after a long training session you will typically have rather painful and unsightly hands as well as quads so sore that even the thought of sitting down can

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A long overdue running update

I am almost two weeks in to my running ‘regime’ so felt it was time to update the world on progress. I am semi-ashamed to admit that I have not diligently stuck to the plan. However, for the most part, there has been good reason. So back at the Jubilee weekend, I did a 45 minuter. That particular run stayed with me for about 3 days – a combination of not regularly running that distance and still being battered around

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From rower to runner, well for 4 weeks at least

As I mentioned in a post last week, I had a bike accident on the way to work last Tuesday.  A week on, I am feeling quite positive about the whole thing; Obviously I would prefer it had never happened but in the grand scheme of things, it could have been significantly worse.  Obviously, suffering from an arm injury, that keeps me from my beloved rowing until the start of July at least.  Even then, I will need to get

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Run run as fast as you can…

…and you would probably catch me very quickly because I’m really not that fast!  But, the last few days have been a major step forward in my running career!  On Tuesday, my friend Mads and I went to a shop called Run and Become and bought some new running trainers.  They don’t just have a good range, but they actually make you run and watch to find your faults.  They then find you trainers to correct those faults.  So, in my

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. 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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