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Nutrition with a cherry on top! The miracle of Tart Cherries

Now that I am having to slow down and recover from my surgery, I decided to take a bigger look at my nutrition to see where I can make improvements.  602 more words

Postpartum Running

Preseli Beast - Debrief (no badgers)

A couple of days later I’ve had time to think about what went well and what didn’t at the Beast Mawr on saturday. So warning this is meant as something I can read an consider before my next race and hopefully before the same race next year too. 860 more words


So with a new season of Game Of Thrones 3 episodes deep, I finally got my lemon bars/pie recipe right.  I made these for the season premiere 3 weeks ago, but I just didn’t get it quite right and I’ve been rehashing it ever since.   419 more words

Comfort Food

Ahhh so thats why they call it a beast

So yesterday was my second ever race. The Preseli Beast Mawr (little beast) – How hard can 11 miles be?

I was up with the lark as I wasn’t sure how long it would take me to get there, those west Walian roads can be small and twisty. 1,372 more words


More Marathon Fuel


Tuesday was a quick 3 miles. Gillian looked veritably disappointed at such a short distance, but I put my foot down: this is the taper. 275 more words

Blind Running

Motivation: Gillian's View


Well I knew I would never be Paula Radcliffe but one can always dream. The creaking knees are giving me some gyp this week and at mile eleven on Sunday Hazel offered, rather churlishly I might add, to stop the run when apparently my face stopped smiling and turned into a grimace. 360 more words

Blind Running

The Elephant In The Room

Last year when Narayan remarked that his biggest hurdle at the marathon coming later that month was the experience of  loss of strength beginning around the 33rd km, it sounded like the familiar story of the dreaded wall. 1,515 more words