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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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Ok, maybe I can run on the treadmill…a little

Went to the gym yesterday, aim 5K. Stuck to the four song rule (no looking at the distance or time display until 4 songs had played in their entirety) and this happened: Don’t get me wrong, after the four songs … Continue reading

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I can not run on a treadmill.

So, again, I was misbehaved last week. Drinking in the sunshine! Two 8ks and that was it. This week I need to get back on it. Next week, I’m going away on me holidays (Edinburgh and family visiting), there’ll be … Continue reading

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Bad, bad BAD runner

So, Friday…I drank a lot of beer… Saturday…I drank some more beer… Sunday…I went to a hillbilly tractor run and…drank more beer Monday…I died a little inside. I am a bad bad runner. But, never mind, either wallow in self … Continue reading

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Broken Records. Half Marathon Training: Week 6, Day 1

My training plan states I only need to run for 30mins today, but after running 2 5ks last Monday, I’m thinking “sod it, might as well just do a 10k”. So 10k I did. It was pretty un-eventful, I read … 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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