Category Archives: Novice Fitness

Marathons, triathlons and the trials and tribulations of getting fit.

Cotswolds Triathlete

I’ve come a long way. This morning, I competed in my first-ever triathlon, the Cotswolds Triathlon. And I survived! It was a great experience. The Highs The Run and Bike Legs: Though it rained just about the entire time I … Continue reading

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Girly Triathlete: 1 Week to Go

Next Sunday, I’ll compete in the Cotswolds Triathlon, my first. And over the last few weeks, I’ve kept to a challenging workout routine: 10am Saturday mornings: 20 minutes cardio, 1 hour weights and abs (as per usual) Sunday afternoon: long … Continue reading

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Triathlon Beginner, The Making of a [Girly] Triathlete

I’m a bit of a girly girl. I don’t like to do ‘hard’ cardio because I don’t particularly like to sweat. I don’t like to run or cycle in the rain because I’m afraid I’ll fall and break a tooth. … Continue reading

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Bath Half Marathon

Yesterday, I ran in my first ever half marathon (yes, this is K writing…can you believe it?). For years I’ve said that I wanted to get into better shape. I just wanted to reclaim muscle tone that’s been lost to … Continue reading

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Running in London, Training for the Bath Half Marathon…

Hmmm…my impending training for the Bath Half Marathon (March 7th) brings to mind a famous psychology study. In the study, college students are asked to sign up to participate in a psych study (as they often are on college campuses, … Continue reading

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My First (Tiny) Race

Today I ran my first official race…ever! Granted, it was a baby race. Just a 5k. But I had a great time doing it, jogged the whole way and came in at a respectable 33 minutes. I feel confident I … Continue reading

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Kayaking in Croatia

So. I’m weird with birthdays and present-giving holidays in general. I don’t like them. They freak me out a bit and no matter what, I always cry. I don’t really know why, but it’s been this way so long as … Continue reading

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