Monthly Archives: April 2012

We’ve come a long way baby

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I’ve just been for my first run since VLM. I’ve been really pleased with how quickly my legs felt recovered and was itching to go for a run. So in spite of the rain I set off first thing this morning to get it done. The first mile I felt like I was flying! The

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Banana Bread

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After all the running training I haven’t had as much time to bake as I’d like. I was having withdrawal symptoms so I whipped up some a Banana loaf quickly before work today. (I’m still waking up at 5am unable to get to sleep for some reason) It might seem from my blog that I’m

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The aftermath

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Slowly but surely my body is repairing itself after it’s pounding. This is involving: 1. Nuromol (a combination of paracetamol and Ibuprofen every 6 hours) I am taking some before bed and then waking up in agony again at 5.30 2. Getting up at 5.30 to have a bath in Dead Sea Salts – which

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The Virgin London Marathon

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It’s quite hard knowing where to begin with this blog post! There is just so much I could say about the 6 hours between 10am and 4pm on the 22nd of April. I think I’m going to approach it in terms of lists, that seems manageable: Highlights: 1. The very best thing was the level

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Final blog post before the big day

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Oh my word – it’s tomorrow isn’t it? I woke up this morning and the first thought was – ‘I’m running the London Marathon tomorrow’ It still seems a bit surreal, like it’s not really me doing it. For the last 6 years or so I’ve watched the BBC coverage on Marathon day and thought

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This week I am mainly eating brown basmati rice

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This week I am mainly eating things with Brown Basmati Rice. 3 more sleeps to VLM! (or rather 2 and 1 fitful night of not sleeping much at all) Last night and tonight’s tea is The Hairy Biker’s Great Sausage Casserole. I love this recipe, it tastes amazing! It’s filling, comforting and actually quite sweet

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Superfood Smoothie

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130g Danone Activia Pouring Yoghurt (Natural) 100g Tesco Frozen Berries 1/4 teaspoon Matcha Green Tea Powder 1/2 Banana Mix together in a blender Drink! Feel super-healthy and virtuous all day Yum! I am a BzzAgent so I was sent the Danone Activia to try for free and I love it now (and so does my

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That old devil called self doubt

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There is one week and one and a half days to go now until I have to do what I have committed to do. Run the London Marathon. How awesome does that sound? I am excited. I am terrified. I am trying to stay calm. I know what taper madness is now. This is what

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Pancetta, Pine Nut and Fig Salad

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I was very satisfied with my lunch today, here is the ‘recipe’ if you can call it that – more a list of things I threw together: 1/2 a bag of baby leaf salad Handful of pine nuts, toasted in a dry frying pan 2 slices of Prosciutto Ham, also fryed in dry frying pan

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Another Mile Stone Passed

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I’ve made it past another significant holiday still teetotal – phew! I haven’t had any alcohol since the 24th July last year, I’ve been alcohol free for 8 months 15 days. Mr L and I both made the decision to give up after something made us realize that alcohol was becoming a hindrance to life

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