Running in pregnancy

When I was carrying Libby, I managed to keep up with exercise all the way through my pregnancy. I stopped running at around 7 months but continued to swim, walk and play racquet sports. This time around I’ve been a bit lazy. I ran until I was about 6 weeks pregnant, which was when I took part in my last race – a fantastic 10k at night in the Forest of Dean. This was the first night run I’ve ever done and it definitely won’t be the last. After that, morning sickness hit me really badly. I had to take tablets…

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Silent Sunday 22/12/13

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Silent Sunday 15/12/13

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Well here it is, Merry Crispmas…

Before you ask, no I haven’t jacked in my wonderful job and sold my soul to Walkers. I’m actually having a bit of a dilemma. Having posted my dilemma on Facebook and Twitter and got no useful suggestions, I decided it was time for more drastic action – a blog post.  Libby loves food. That’s great, it makes my life easier. She has never met a food she didn’t like, including stilton, olives, chilli, all the things that children shouldn’t like. She’s always up for a good meal, which really has never been a problem, until this year’s festive period. …

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Silent Sunday

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Rolling, rolling, rolling…

Soxa is one of those dogs. She’s one of those dogs that is accident prone, always has some sort of health issues, takes medicine to stop her from leaking wee (that sometimes works but not always) and always goes the wrong side of a lamp post when she’s on the lead. But most of all, she’s one of those dogs that rolls in fox muck at every available opportunity. Filthy animal. So that’s why I was pretty delighted when I was offered the opportunity to review some fabulous ScruffyChops sugar doggy shampoo and ScruffyChops muddy marvellous conditioner.  Soxa, on the…

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Getting back to me

Despite being delighted I’ve got Libby and equally delighted that my next offspring will be here next year, I’m absolutely certain there won’t be any more after that. The fact that we will have two  children quite close together in age and the fact that there will be no more are both for a purely selfish reason. I want my life back. Before getting pregnant with Libby, I was doing all sorts of sport, most recently some quite big triathlons. Whilst I managed to get back into running and swimming a bit after having Libby and did a couple of…

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