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Skinny doesn’t always = happy or healthy: the woes of the gym

The heat is still on here in a very very sunny Blessington, so again, it was off to the gym to do the run on the treadmill and shy away from the blistering sunshine. Not that it’s much better in … Continue reading

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The Monotony of Training and the Dreaded Long Run. Half Marathon Training: Week 5.

Thursday So, Thursday brought another 13.5 hours of trying to help people with Anorexia eat. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been developing a ‘toolkit’ for patients, a workbook containing: guidelines, relaxation techniques, distraction techniques and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods to … Continue reading

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Training Failures: Half Marathon Training, Week 5.

So, you know when I said I was going to run last Friday and then Saturday BEFORE the Bon Jovi gig? Yeah that never happened. I think I can safely say, last week’s half marathon training was a disaster. I … Continue reading

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Second Run of the Day and my Husbands Review of his New Brooks Shoes and Footbalance insoles.

Oh, my God, the title of this says it all: “we appear to be runners now”, where did the Rock n’ Roll lifestyle go eh? So, I did go for my second 5k of the day, accompanied by the husband … Continue reading

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Goodbyes, Duck Running and Sunshine: Half Marathon Training – Week 5 Day 1

So, after a fun filled and very sunny weekend, which included some beer drinking and food such as this: It was time to get back into the old training. 5k run today. I initially thought I was going to wait … Continue reading

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Pace and Endurance Runs and Pain. Half Marathon Training: Week 4 Days 3 and 4.

The Pace Run Ok, so Thursday marked my pace run. I was still mentally and physically exhausted from the presentation. Anxiety can be a draining thing, so after my 13.5hr shift off I went. I thought: “lets try a different … Continue reading

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Anxiety Management: Half Marathon Training Week 4, Day 2

So, I had a presentation to do at work. Not just any old presentation, a case conference, were I had to discuss a patients treatment for severe Anorexia Nervosa to; • The Medical Director • Numerous Consultant Psychiatrists • Registrars … Continue reading

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