Last Sunday Simon and I participated in a local running competition called Rugged Radnage, which was organised in one of the nearby villages. I signed up to fill the hole that was left after completing the iconic Marlow half marathon and to make use of the last few days of the running season this year. This year’s competition was only the 2nd one in the village’s history and was featured in our local newspaper as well. I have to say we have been very lucky so far with the weather and this is not something I can often say here…

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After 12 weeks of training, the day of the Marlow Half Marathon finally dawned on me yesterday! I have to say it was one of the best things I have ever done in my life and I can’t wait to do it again. Below is my account of how the day went… I went to the race with an extremely stressful and frustrating week behind me. All of this was coupled with feeling on the edge of a bad cold waiting to devour me. With the changing of the clocks and darkness descending on everything at 4pm already, I felt…

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After spending a couple of weeks suspiciously eyeing up a group of people participating in a gruelling Vew-do Balance Board class from behind the safety of the glass windows of my local gym’s class room, I finally reached my turning point where I could say: now is the time not just to watch this craze, but actually be part of it! This new type of class was launched a weeks ago and is gaining popularity very fast. The balance board was originally designed for skiers and then surfers to practice their skills in the off season and at night. It has now…

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We have all been there before…Easter, Christmas, parties and holidays are often those times of the year when we are most likely to fall off the healthy eating wagon. This can often cause feelings of failure, guilt and frustration. I say treats have their own place in a healthy diet (and I do treat myself from time to time!), but if overindulging becomes a regular habit and results in unwanted consequences such as weight gain, increased levels of blood sugar, mood swings and so on, then it is time to take action. My motto is that prevention is better than cure so I…

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