A big sigh of relief…

Phew.  After a hugely busy start to September, with events each of the first three weekends, last weekend was like a big sigh of relief. This is what a peaceful “job done” type of sigh looks like to me… Initially I thought I’d do the Hever Triathlon on Sunday September 26th, followed by Barcelona on […]

Cooking with Cabbage

This summer we switched to ordering food boxes for our weekly vegetable purchase (we buy from Abel & Cole). The food box is like a lottery – it arrives, you menu plan for the week according to what you have received, and it is a wonderful way to explore and get creative with ingredients in […]

The Twitter #swim cap – raising awareness of CMT

As you may know, I took up triathlon as a way to stay physically fit, and strong, following what I thought was deterioration in strength caused by Charcot Marie Tooth disease.  I was diagnosed with CMT in 2004, with this confirmed genetically in 2007.  Having CMT is something that was suspected for my whole life […]

My Awesometastic 5k Swim: Hanging the wetsuit up (for now)

After the London Triathlon we always have a bbq.  I was partially comatose and trying to eat a little, to come back to life.  Meanwhile DH was full of energy, chatting away, planning our next adventures.  He decided we would do a 5k swim. On Sunday, SFT (the triathlon swim specialists) held their inaugural SwimFesT […]

CMT: Train to Tri, for the STAR initiative

As you may know, this year I am focusing my fundraising in support of the CMT Association STAR initiative .  CMT is a progressive degenerative neuromuscular disease.  The CMT Association in the US is funding and supporting the search for a cure for CMT, primarily Type1A (which I have) which impacts 1 in 5000 people.  […]

Paris is for…

Paris… Good food, good wine, and a running in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower! This past weekend I headed to Paris to participate for the second time in the La Parisienne 6k women’s race. Living in London means it takes just one train ride and about 2 and a half hours to get to […]