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Maxine Napal

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The only way is UP.

You don't have to be fast to be fierce. I like ultras and hills and trails. Buzzers, I love.

Go forth and... 

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Half speed ahead!

Nearly one month to the day since my heel screamed 'Oy! OFF me you silly cow!' I am beyond happy to report that I am BACK. I'm pretty sure the acute injury I sustained last month and now seem to have got rid of had to do with the heel collar of my shoes...

The things I do for bubs.

Knowing full well what I'm about to get myself into this April, having an injury can't be allowed to stop me training, so I have officially converted 'running' into 'cycling' for the time being. I'm really cheesed off at my foot for going wrong but at t...

My heel's on the bus.

Kind of like Christmas dinner with siblings, just when you think everything is going well, the **** hits the fan. Enter my poor overworked little heel. In the midst of a blissful 5k before work the other day there is a sharp pain like something hit a ne...

Glow little glow worm.

The problem with life is it interferes with running. And blogging. And increasing Ye Olde Iron ****. But nonetheless I've done my level best to continue all of these despite a honking three day meeting and a night without seeing my little Dude. Yet I su...

I want a big butt and I canno...

It's amazing how much harder you focus on glute and hip strengthening exercises simply by reliving in your memory the excruciating pain they have the capacity to deliver over the Big Miles. So to prevent a re-run of the great big pain I endured during t...

Hip hip hoor-aye yay yay

I haven't had sore hips like this since I was pregnant. It's day seven after the second of two half marathons in three weeks that I thought I could easily handle (read: it seemed like a good idea at the time) but the last one seems to have handled me. M...

My reason for being. My reaso...

  In April 2016, I'm going to attempt to do something I never dreamed possible for someONE I never dreamed possible - toe the line of the London Marathon and conquer those 26.2 miles in support of the Down's Syndrome Association and my gorgeous son Ruk...