That time we didn’t Ride London

Back in February I was in the throes of the most upsetting period of my life (the miscarriage of my first, and alas only, pregnancy with my husband) when this magazine landed on my doorstep ….. Informing me that I had been ‘lucky’ enough to bag a place in Ride London, a 100 mile cycle…

Small steps, big results?

Since I stopped working I’ve noticed that my daily step count has plummeted.  I used to regularly clock up 12,000 steps a day, now I struggle to do 6,000 (and that includes giving the whippets their daily walk)!  Pretty amazing considering I had a desk job, but I guess all those walks to the coffee…

Re:cycling

If life is full of contrasts then nothing illustrates this more than the amount of exercise I did before the Bank Holiday and that I did after.  As they say, I have gone from “hero to zero”. It all started with an upsetting doctors appointment on Tuesday morning.  Totally out of nowhere (well obviously not…

The Beat Goes On

It’s been 12 weeks since our miscarriage and it’s true what they say, life does ‘go on’ ……. I guess it has to.  I won’t lie and say that the feeling of loss is diminished in any way, because it just isn’t and I honestly don’t think we’ll ever get over losing this pregnancy.  But,…

It’s all history

If you’ve seen my blog from Sunday (Suddenly life wasn’t a bed of roses) you’ll know that life is a bit tough for us at the moment following a miscarriage at the beginning of the month. What you don’t realise when you are pregnant is how much time you spend thinking about the pregnancy, both…

Suddenly life wasn’t a bed of roses

My hubby and I have it pretty good. I’m lucky enough not to have to work (although I know I’ll have to go back some when!), we have a great family, my son is doing well in his work and now lives happily in London with his partner.  We are healthy and (if I could…

Ridgeway walks (with a hangover)!

Since I last posted, we’ve had some busy weekends tackling some of the 87 miles of the Ridgeway. Walking the Ridgeway – the hangover walk On Saturday 10th we had some friends over for the evening and I had a few drinks, well I say a few drinks – I actually drank two bottles of…

Walking the Ridgeway

It started with a half-hearted promise to myself to hit my Garmin Vivoactive steps target everyday in November (something I’ve been very inconsistent with since giving up work) and (after a very nice walk on Saturday) ended with the plan to walk the length of the Ridgeway over the winter of 2018/2019. The Ridgeway National…

90s throwback!

It all started with a chat with my hubby whilst on a gorgeous country walk around a local National Trust property. I was telling him about my love for Step Aerobics in the 90s and how it was the only aerobics class I could manage because of my lack of coordination and two left feet….

Running update

I’ve not written a blog since the 4th of July but, for once, this isn’t because I’ve been off plan but because I’ve been pretty busy and for the past two weeks I’ve been on my hols. Running I am still sticking to my training plan and am now up to 7 miles, with an…