Self-care and the C word….

‘Self-care’ is such a buzz phrase these days, it’s almost become an eye-rolling event to dare to use it.  Yet, use it I shall.  I think life has become so busy for most of us now, they’re like dirty words you use to tell people that actually Janet, I need to take some time out…

Back to the grind…

I’ve had a much needed break this last week, spending time with my pirate triathlon friends and supporting many of them as they took on the challenge of Ironman Lanzarote. It was a brutal day, and not everyone that crossed that start line managed to cross the finish line, but it’s not easy. If it…

Local tourist

Scotland is a beautiful country. I’m sorry to say there’s an awful lot of it that I’ve only seen on TV or in books & magazines. When I lived in Edinburgh I used to tell myself that I’d explore more of the country, and of course I could do so whenever I wanted because it…

100 Days

One hundred days always feels like a bit of a milestone.  Well, it does in my head at least.  It’s not often (read: ever) I reach such a significant number of consecutive days of something.  Unless that something is “number of days I attempt to restart x habit”, in which case i’m probably a record-holder…

Time for a detox

It’s coming up to that time of year….time to detox. Normally I’d be talking about food of course, after the excesses of Christmas. However, this time I’m talking about social media. For once in my life I managed to not totally overindulge this Christmas, so that was a nice bonus! I didn’t want to binge…

Small steps in the right direction

At the start of September I spent a fabulous evening in the company of three good friends, drinking lots of wine, eating delicious food and just chatting the night away and putting the world to rights.  It was perfect.  The next day, we all went to watch (or take part!) in a local sprint triathlon…

Progress, not perfection

I like to think that in general, I’m a very patient person.  I like to think this, but alas, this is not always the case.  Sometimes, in certain situations, I will be the most patient person you will ever have the fortune to meet.  However, the other 99% of the time I have zero patience,…

Mission Impossible

Well, if I was to answer the question posed by a recent post entitled ‘Mission Possible?’, that answer would need to be a definitive no! Long story short, I had not done nearly enough training, so the triathlon I started yesterday was much shorter than planned. I got a bit panicky in the swim (unusually),…