Fitness, Health, Self-care

RED 40: running for forty days

There's no hiding from it.... I'm 40 now. For what it's worth, I don't much care and I don't feel any different - what's all the fuss about? Why is thirty-nine one thing, and forty another? Given that a big party seemed unreasonable, foolish to plan in case of some disaster unthinkable in the before… Continue reading RED 40: running for forty days

Fitness

Achievement Unlocked

This is (yet another) post about running. This time though, running is just the example that applies to me and my life at the moment. A goal So here we go..... people often have bucket lists before big birthdays, or they set personal goals that they want to achieve, sometimes with a deadline and sometimes… Continue reading Achievement Unlocked

Fitness, Health

RED January in Pictures

If you follow me over on Instagram, you probably won't have managed to avoid noticing that I've been taking part in RED January. https://www.instagram.com/p/CKj47belHUK/ Its been a very interesting month to venture out every day, we've had some wet weather, some snowy weather, some very cold weather, some dreadful weather, and some really hard runs… Continue reading RED January in Pictures

Travel, Work

Work trip don’ts

1) Try to order holiday inspired food. It won't be the same. (Pictured: toast with rocket, goats cheese, walnuts and honey. Very ordinary.) 2) Let your colleagues catch you exercising. (I was successful in this.) 3) Allow colleagues to choose restaurant at the point of needing dinner. (Better to plan ahead to avoid all the… Continue reading Work trip don’ts

Fitness, Travel, Work

Work Trip: essential packing

I'm off for my "annual" (it's my second time) trip to attend a worldwide tech writer leaders workshop. It's not far for me compared to my colleagues travelling from N America, but I dislike travelling alone. So here are my essentials to pack to make the journey easier and the stay more comfortable. Travel Folder… Continue reading Work Trip: essential packing

Children, Work

Mummy guilt (part 1 of many)

Today has confirmed why I said no to the suggestion of promotion and why I still refuse to apply. Husband is away so it's me and the boys doing our thing. I took them to breakfast club, worked, did my second c25k run, and set about the horror of Thursday afternoon meetings. Started at 12.30… Continue reading Mummy guilt (part 1 of many)