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 […]

30-day plank challenge: a cure for cabin fever?

30-day plank challenge chart

I’ve got cabin fever. Haven’t been running for four weeks now, following surgery on my…ahem…nether regions. Let’s just say some repair work was required after Baby was born last May.¬†Since clients and colleagues may be reading this, we’ll skip the gory details and leave it there. All rather inconvenient, since I was hoping to complete […]

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 […]

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 December. Oops. The nice lady on reception let me in anyway, and I […]