How to run with a running buggy

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I’ve been running with the Baby Jogger Summit X3 for a year now. A full review is frankly long overdue, but in summary it’s been a fab purchase. But when I bought it, I couldn’t find much info on how to actually run with it. So here are my top tips* for running with a […]

I run because I particularly love cake

Luuuurve da cake

If it’s Wednesday morning, it must be coffee-and-cake-with-the-NCT-girls. Today I was also anticipating an afternoon visit from an old friend that would involve more cake. In fact, I made a few fairy cakes first thing this morning, licking the bowl – obviously – to save on washing up. Or something.  Feeling somewhat adventurous, I looked […]

New wheels!

Inaugural ride

I indulged in a bit of retail therapy yesterday…and came home with a shiny new Baby Jogger running buggy. I’ve been thinking of investing in one for a while because of the time it’s taking for Phil and I to get our runs in relay-style at the weekend. The buggy means I can run during […]

Welwyn Garden City half marathon

Most people haven’t heard of Welwyn Garden City. It’s where I live with my hubby and baby, a leafy “new town” in Hertfordshire. It hasn’t got any decent pubs, nor many decent restaurants or a cinema – but it’s nice enough, it’s surrounded by countryside, it’s an easy commute into London and property prices are […]

Race review: Herts 10k

Standing shivering on the start line of the Herts 10k on Sunday morning, horizontal rain battering my right ear drum, I did wonder if I had bitten off more than I could chew. It was five months and six days since I had my baby and I’d only decided to run the day before. With […]

Daddy or chips?

Running after having a baby (like everything else after having a baby) requires a degree of planning. Whereas pre-Baby, the hubby and I would have jogged off for a run whenever suited us during the course of a weekend, we now have to plan two separate runs a day around a little unpredictable person. It […]

Weekend running routine, before and after having a baby

Before Baby: Have lie-in. Drink tea and eat breakfast with Husband. Go for run together, chatting about this and that. Return home, stretch thoroughly and enjoy cup of coffee. Indulge in a pleasant-smelling warm bath. Enjoy leisurely brunch comprised of carefully chosen protein and carbs with Husband while reading weekend papers in companionable silence. Later […]

Running after having a baby: my top tips

I managed two more little runs at the weekend – a 2.5-miler and a 3-miler, both very local to where we live so I could stagger home if it all got too much. It’s very early days, but I feel better with each run – both psychologically and physically. So here are my top tips […]

On the (slow) road to recovery

Twelve weeks ago today, I gave birth to a perfect little girl, a much-wanted first child for Phil and I. I’ll spare you the details of the sleepless nights, epic poos and the bit of sick that has become a permanent feature on my left shoulder. Suffice it to say, I wouldn’t have it any […]

Sunday morning swims in the Magic Pool

My pregnancy running regime ground to a halt at 28 weeks when I was struck down by a hideous stomach bug, followed swiftly by a cold that wiped me out for over two weeks. We were pretty busy for a few weekends after that and, whereas pre-pregnancy I would normally shoehorn in some exercise either […]