Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Good evening to you, on this fine holiday weekend. It isn’t a holiday for me- I’ve been working today- but I’ve enjoyed the weather from the office window;)

This weekend, I’ve done some gardening, digging up and clearing weeds. I’ve lots more to do, but it’s under way! This weekend Tarbert has hosted the Scottish Series sailing competitions, and the harbour has been a buzz of activity. It’s always good fun.

I’ve also drafted up our Disneyland Paris half marathon training plan and it begins in earnest tomorrow. You know I’ve tried lots of plans- Nike, Hal Higdon amongst others. This time I’ve designed my own. I want to keep my runs to three per week and I’ve built in some cross training, especially PiYo, active recovery and two day’s rest per week. I’m also starting with short runs to build momentum and my confidence. Since I’ve been injured, I want to build up slowly and steadily by not taking on too much too soon. Tomorrow’s two miler should be steady, easily achievable and hot hot hot!

Here’s my motivation to kick off the week:

 For me, it’s all about that self belief. 

Have a good week!

Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom 

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Hello, happy Monday! It has been another gloriously gorgeous day, and for me it’s been a solid start to the week. 

I had another busy weekend, catching up with lots of the best people and making plans for this summer. I’ve also booked our travel and accommodation for the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon- yay! 

My piriformis seems to be healing, and while not quite back to normal yet, the pain and numbness has reduced significantly over the past week, I’m hoping to have a couple of gentle jogs this week. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, I’m off to PiYo for some stretches and also for a brilliant workout. 

This is how I’ve been framing my recovery:

Or at least, I’ve been trying to! Have an ace week 🙂

Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom 

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Hello, everyone! Did you have a good week? I did. Yesterday marked the end of this year’s 5×50 Challenge and despite injury, I’ve really enjoyed it. Here’s a short photo summary of my 5×50 adventures: 


I’m not quite finished with challenges, though, as we are mid way through Paths For All’s eight week step count challenge. 

To celebrate the end of 5×50, we booked our flights and accommodation for the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon this September. We have our training plan at the ready, and once my injury has healed we’ll get back out running. In the mean time I’ll keep up with the walking and PiYo. 

Here’s a little something that reflects my current feelings: 

 Kidding! Here it is, really: 


Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom 

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Hello, just a quick stop from me today- we had a wonderful weekend celebrating my nephew Liam’s First Communion on Saturday:

 Check out these crazy wee guys! On a less upbeat note, I’ve managed to irritate my sciatic nerve, so I’m off to the Docs tomorrow morning, just to check it out. Jacqui, my wonderful fitness guru has given me some stretches which have definitely hit the tender spot, so I’ll no doubt be doing those a few times a day for the next while. I’m hoping to keep up the fitness classes thought they may have to be adapted for now. 

Hope the sun is shining as brightly for you as it is for me today😀

Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom