With the Olympics and Paralympics on our doorstep, I decided to do a short interview with my friend Mike who has the honour to represent Great Britain as part of the Goalball team. He has kindly agreed to give my readers insight into how the preparations are going, offer some advice and motivation for those who are looking for some inspiration to carry on or to get started with a healthy lifestyle or workout routine. Mike used to be member of my church and home group before he got married and he offers a unique Christian perspective on playing a…

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This Sunday was simply the perfect day for the annual Wycombe Half Marathon & 10k race. As this is the most local race to me, participation was almost non-negotiable! After weeks of rain, flooding and grottiness, our town finally woke up to a gloriously bright, sunshiny day with crisp air and birdsong. Simon dropped me by the Rye, which is our local runners’ (as well as dog walkers’ and baby-boomers’) paradise and also the starting point for the race. As soon as I got out of the car to trot to the start line, I got swept up by a…

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It has been a very long time since I visited my blog. The thrills of the Reading half marathon and the weeks of preparation leading up to the race seem like a distant memory of the past. Talking about not having been on my blog for ages, probably this will be the only update for a while again as I am – hold your breath – getting M-A-R-R-I-E-D on Monday!! Woo-hooo! April and May have been really busy months at work – typically, this is the busiest period for HR because everything seems to happen during these two months. Sometimes…

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Finally, the day has come! My weekend of the long awaited Reading Half Marathon was packed with excitement. I had the whole Friday off to go to London with my friend and bridesmaid-to-be Joanna, to have my wedding dress fitted. I felt like a real princess in the dress and I can’t wait to wear it on our Big Day!  It was so nice to wear a dress that actually fitted me – unfortunately, most wedding dress shops do not stock dresses below size 12 to cater for slimmer brides-to-be, so I always ended up with huge pins to secure the…

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For those who have no idea what the title suggest, this refers to the running challenge that I completed with a group of adventure-loving friends on Saturday, including my fiance Simon, my friend Jenny from Reading and Steve from my church. “Horseplay” is the name of the finale of the four-part Notorious Night run series organised by Rat Race, in the beautiful Hambleden estate in Buckinghamshire. The 10k run takes place in the dark, where all runners wear a head torch and conquer various natural and man-made obstacles through the woods, over rolling hills and green paddocks. This year’s event attracted just under…

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