Sit-up #fail

My trainer tried to get me to do a sit-up on Monday. I couldn't do it. Not even a little bit. I used to do dozens of them when I was doing British Military Fitness regularly. This upset me a bit. Then I thought, I went from this: To this: In … [Continue reading]

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. … [Continue reading]

A change of pace

Daddy-to-be and I often joke that we live our lives "just in time". I get up just in time to shower; wash, dry and straighten my hair; get dressed and do my make-up. Phil gets up 15 minutes later, just in time to get into the shower I have just … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Training for two

Finally, a gym top that fits me and Bump... There is a range of these tops available at fortwofitness over in the States, but ordering from there incurs a $40 postage fee for those of us living in Blighty. I got mine from fitnfabulous - limited … [Continue reading]

Me and Bump go to the gym

I haven't been going to the gym much of late, preferring instead to blow away the cobwebs with short outdoor runs. But the descending temperatures last weekend sent me scurrying round to Gosling, only to find my membership had lapsed in early … [Continue reading]

Pregnancy running playlist

There's something quite liberating about running with absolutely no need or desire to improve your times, and even the music I listen to no longer matters. No need to include my classic power tracks, or songs that are a certain tempo for … [Continue reading]

So you’re pregnant? To run or not to run…

One of the things I've discovered, 17 weeks in, is that pregnancy is a highly emotive subject. I suppose this shouldn't be a surprise: rather like planning a wedding, everyone has an opinion on how you should/shouldn't do it, and they can be rather … [Continue reading]

If you go down to the woods today….

There are all sorts of little things that go with pregnancy that, despite the fact most of my girlfriends have had kids, I just didn't seem to know about and wasn't prepared for. It's like there's some secret club with Masonic rules that you can't … [Continue reading]