Fat girl does Triathlon!

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Fat girl does Triathlon!

Well, it's a funny old world and it's been a while since I blogged - was ill before Christmas (along with most of the population) then I had a tooth out and got a dry socket (story of my menopausal life!!) was in agony, total agony - so the last thing I wanted to do was exercise and eat healthily - chocolate and rice pudding were fine though - why does that happen???? Naturally I gained weight and felt like a complete blob - decided I preferred feeling rubbish from over exercising than feeling rubbish from doing nothing - so there's my motivation!

Anyway back to it - finally, after about 6 weeks, am back into the training for a min of 10 hours a week (week 3 now!) I have entered the London Triathlon - Olympic Distance!!!!  I am giving up the boring day job to concentrate on training, so will be doing freelance work around running about (or watching day-time TV)

So this is my training for London (oh and doing the Edinburgh Marathon)and my on-off relationship with exercise/chocolate - on for chocolate and off for exercise!!!!

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Hello

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arghhh!!!

Did Cheltenham Tri yesterday - little one - no big distances - dressed as Spanish Rumba dancer - don't ask! Came home - felt like death - why?  No idea - worked in team with new to tri girl (at last I have found someone I can beat - well on the run anyw...

How Triathlon changed my Life!

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Almost an Ironman!

So what's been happening since London?  Well I'm still smiling - so that's good - also: Did my first sub 35 min 5km (I know you runners do it quicker but that's brilliant for me) and it was after swimming 750m and cycling 20km! Did an Ironman swim - had...

Come on Girls!

One thing I did notice about London - the lack of girls - by that I mean lack of "normal sized" girls - loads of men with "eeeh it's all paid for" bellies, giving it a go and not giving a damn but I think girls will hold back - you know - "well I'd like...

Just do it Foxy!

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An actual Miracle!

Well that was a turn up for the books - what did I say?  40 to 45 mins for the swim - 43 mins actual, 140 to 145 bike - 143 actual - well the run was a big surprise - 1 hour 17 which to some might be slow but to me was brilliant - That's what it normall...

Thank you x

Thank you for your support - but as for results - ha ha - will be keeping those firmly to myself! I think anything under 4 hours will be a flippin' miracle!  Last night did 2 of the 3 bits - cycled 40km and then swam 1500m - then had to go to bed! (the ...

Was this wise?

As many of you might know I had a bit of a fall last year - well to be honest it was more of a trip!  Couldn't get my foot out of my stupid pedals at the start of a race - it's complicated and we've all done it - this time it was different as I went ove...

New shoes!

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Olympic Tri!!

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Expert Advice - not!

Hiya Missycat You just have to chose your events carefully - I did a sprint earlier and it was v v competitive and of course I was way behind everyone!  Really depends where abouts in the country you are - there's events everywhere - might be good to st...

Expert Advice - not!

Hiya Missycat You just have to chose your events carefully - I did a sprint earlier and it was v v competitive and of course I was way behind everyone!  Really depends where abouts in the country you are - there's events everywhere - might be good to st...

Expert Advice - not!

Hiya Missycat You just have to chose your events carefully - I did a sprint earlier and it was v v competitive and of course I was way behind everyone!  Really depends where abouts in the country you are - there's events everywhere - might be good to st...

Oh Yes!

Hiya all! Did the tri on Saturday - talk about hot!  Actually couldn't breathe at end of run and had to have help from a kind man doing first aid - well that's a first something else to add to the worry pot!! All was OK, think it was a combination of lo...

running,swimming and cycling!

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lead weights

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I lied!

Not intentionally cos I actually lost a pound, then another one this week too - so that's 5 in 4 weeks - so I should just shut up my moaning - but god it's such hard work! As I was whittering away daughter brought in tub of flora "is this a pound?" she ...

last week

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Proper training

Finally I have got over my "blip" some blip - almost 4 months!  This week already I have been out on my bike, been swimming and have done 2 runs!!! I actually went OUT on my bike, and not just round the block, went on a proper bike ride with roads and h...

strapping my dog on!

The madness that is my dog is still "helping" me to run - today though something happened - don't know if it was a rat, a leaf or possibly a plastic bag - whatever - the little whatsit pulled me over!  Well not quite, but he yanked, I went arghh then sl...

still fat still tri-ing

Is it me or are there some problems with this website these days - it used to be so simple now I get messages and stuff saying can't run things - bit of a techno-phobe unfortuantely Things that have happened since last blog: 1.  still the slowest swimme...