Monthly Archives: September 2012

Doing my bit for charity

Today I took part in the annual Pink Ribbon 4km charity event in Zurich. Our team “P P Rioters” was one of the largest with a total of 18 members (including mummies and some kids) and we raised a whopping 750 … Continue reading

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Why am I craving eggs?

This was a question I was asking myself last night as I was making dinner as all I really wanted to eat was a boiled egg! Maybe this doesn’t sound strange to some of you, but for me this is … Continue reading

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The recovery is over so on to the next challenge

It appears that I am still, sadly, a little naive about this new relationship in my life called running. After finishing the half-marathon on Saturday evening, I found myself floored on Monday with a cold and fever. Naively (or stupidly!) … Continue reading

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I made it! First half-marathon done and dusted

Yesterday was the day I found out whether the last two month’s of training had paid off as I lined up in the rain for the ’33rd Annual Greifensee Half-Marathon’ in Uster, Switzerland. What I love most about running and … Continue reading

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Foods that are good for running

A really useful list that luckily includes some of my favourite foods. Pity that chocolate doesn’t make the cut though…

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Have you warmed-up?

I am one of those people that is a little afraid of warming up before I run. There’s such a fine line between warming up your muscles and accidentally pulling one that worries me. I’ve been combating this problem but doing … Continue reading

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Ouch! Why you need to do strength training

A couple of week’s ago I went out on a standard training run and after 6kms started to get pain in the side of my knee. I tried to run through the pain but then it moved to the muscle … Continue reading

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