Up and running!

Right from day one, we could see that Libby was going to be a bit of a character. Her ministry of silly faces gave that away… What also became apparent very swiftly was her love of food and drink. These days she can tell us that she’s hungry, usually by shouting for banana, cake or, if she can’t say the right word, just “mmmmmm!!!” Even when she was tiny though, we got the general idea of what she wanted… Libby is also very keen on exercise. She has been trying to walk since she was about 2 months old. At…

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New shoes!!!

Last week, I received an email asking if I would like to review a pair of running shoes. This came at the perfect time for me, my old pair were so far beyond repair it was no longer funny. I really couldn’t justify forking out for another pair of shoes but I was determined to keep on running. I have done a half marathon and a triathlon recently in shoes that were digging into my feet at the back where the fabric had worn away and had huge holes in the toes.  So you can imagine my excitement this afternoon…

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Swimming, cycling, running and underwear

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to take part in the Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon at beautiful Eton Dorney Lake. I was also lucky enough to have a Shock Absorber sports bra to review whilst I was at it! We set off at 7.30 am to get to the venue in time to register before my wave started. My husband took the day off work so that he could bring Libby down to watch. Luckily we have an estate car, but packing my bike, Libby’s buggy, the cool box for the picnic and all my other kit into the car…

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Bounce, bounce, bounce!

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be given a place in the Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon. They even let me give away five more free entries to the lovely people who read my blog. To top it all off, they sent me an amazing Shock Absorber bra to wear whilst competing in the triathlon and then review on my blog. After all that generosity, I had to help out when they asked me to help spread the story of the alternative Wimbledon results- the bounce table! I have always been a big advocate for sports bras and,…

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Pre-race dinner!

Tomorrow is a big day for all of us, especially Libby. Her dad and I are running a half marathon and Libby is competing in her first race- a 1km walk that she will be doing with her aunty Emma.    We always have pasta for dinner the night before a race, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try the new Mediterranean Chicken Pasta + Cheesy Crumb Topping from the Schwartz range. I’m vegetarian, so we substituted the Chicken for Quorn. I’m always really pleased when sauces that are designed to go with chicken are vegetarian. Quorn pieces are…

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Win free entry into the Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon!

I have been lucky enough to be given a free entry into the amazing Shock Absorber Women Only triathlon at Eton Dorney lake on 14th July. I’ll give that a moment to sink in. Jealous? I would be! If you were momentarily consumed with envy, you’ll be delighted to know that I have five additional free entries to give away! If you are considering entering, you might like to know that this has been voted one of the top five triathlons IN THE WORLD! Here’s a bit more about the race and how to prepare for it.   The race is…

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Making the news!

On Friday, we were delighted to see that the front page of our local paper featured Libby and her fundraising efforts!  We knew that there was going to be a feature on her, but we expected something a bit more like this feature at the top of page two where her story was continued…      What’s more, Prince Charles was visiting Malvern this week, but he only made page 9! Libby also made page 8 of the Worcester Evening News:      Libby is walking well holding one hand and can walk quite a long way but she still…

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