Monday Motivation

Published September 15, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

Happy New Week!

Did you know that its 100 days until, Christmas? :o

We’ve had a lovely, relaxing weekend that involved a run, the hot tub and Homeland series 3. Bliss!

Here’s something to remember as the week goes on:


What do you have your mind set on this week?

Reasons to be Happy

Published September 12, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

Welcome to my occasional series of posts on positivity, and reasons to be happy. Sometimes, counting your blessings is a really good thing. :)

This week I’m very grateful for:

1. My health. A little niggle in my ankle is nothing!

2. Planning. Lists, lists, lists are my friend, as always :)

3. Making a lifestyle decision, and sticking to it, seems to be reaping some benefits.

4. Having a weekend of Homeland ahead of me. Since Series 3 isn’t on Netflix, we’ve gone ahead and bought the box set, so that we’re up to date before series 4 begins.

5. Finding that my local Co-op was selling bottles of Chablis half price tonight. I love a bargain!


What are your reasons to be happy this week?

Monday Motivation

Published September 8, 2014 by Tartan Jogger


That was how last week was for me: it ran right past me, and disappeared into the distance!

But this weekend has been our first weekend at home for weeks, with very little planned except cleaning and gardening, of course ;)

So I’m starting this week refreshed and raring to go. And there’s a new series of The Biggest Loser US on right now: motivation overload!


Now, go out there, and embrace this week!


Monday Motivation

Published August 25, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

My goodness, August has almost drawn to a close, and I noticed that the leaves on the trees in Lochgilphead are turning a little yellow – autumn will be here all too soon!

We had a brilliant weekend once again, it’s always great fun catching up with family. I have a really busy week coming up, followed by the Foodshare 5 miler on Saturday. And we’re doing our family Secret Santa draw at the weekend, too – happy days :)

Just to underline the news that autumn is on it’s way, its our Fantasy Football Draft next Sunday too. Wowee!

I’ll try to get my outstanding blog posts up soon…..

Meanwhile, here’s something I’m going to be putting into practice this week:


Does this strike a chord with you too?


Reasons to be Happy

Published August 22, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

I’m sure that most of you have seen, or participated in the ‘3 days of positivity’ posting on FaceBook. I was lucky to have been nominated by Allison the Running Princess earlier in the summer.
I really enjoyed it, and I’ve now decided that a ‘Reasons to be Happy’ post might be a nice, regular addition to my blog.
I’ve slipped with blogging recently- life does sometimes get in the way- and that’s something I am using as a positive: I’m lucky to be so busy!


So, this week I’ve had many reasons to be happy.
1. I get to spend time with family tomorrow: I can’t wait!
2. It was @TheWelshWookie’s birthday yesterday and it was also my nephew Kieran’s birthday too, so Kieran surprised @TheWookie with a FaceTime call last night!
3. I had a busy, positive, productive Dream Team meeting yesterday.
4. My GSR t shirt AND my GB Relay medal both arrived in today’s post. Hurrah :)
5. It’s 50 days until our trip to Disneyland Paris!
What are your reasons to be happy this week?

Monday Motivation

Published August 18, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

Well, where did that weekend go? It whooshed right past me!

We had a fantastic run at the Tarbert 10K. The weather wasn’t great, but it was such a fun race with the BEST support of any race I’ve taken part in.

I’m afraid that I’ve been really busy lately, and I’ve yet to fill you in on both the Kilt Run and the TT10K, but I’ll get to those whenever I can: bear with me!

You might remember me complaining about mentioning my ankle being tender during this summer, which had curtailed my training this year. Well, it has taken it’s toll, and my ankle is yelping at me after Saturday’s run. I know now that I’ve definitely done the right thing postponing the GNR and my first marathon attempt.

This quote really got me through Saturday’s run: I was really relaxed, and quite content to sit near the back of the field:


I have another busy week ahead – I’m sure you do too – enjoy!

Darlin' Rae

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