The best things in life are outside

Living one moment at a time

Rotolo

A delicious, carbilicious, vegetarian baked pasta dish Baked rotolo is a tasty, filling and easy to cook alternative to pasta dishes like lasagne or cannelloni. I based this recipe on one that I saw Jamie Oliver making on TV a few years ago. Jamie’s recipe used baked butternut squash – my family weren’t keen on the sweetness of the squash, so I leave it out. The dish is super easy […]

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The unexpected benefits of weight loss

While on holiday recently, I went for several long walks along stunningly beautiful Cornish coastal paths. I realised, as I picked my way along dusty, uneven, narrow, cliff edge paths, that I was not frightened. In the past, my previous self would have been terrified. But I was calm and could look around and enjoy the view. This had to be, I decided, a result of the improved balance that […]

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Dreams of running

I could be about to tell you about my running dreams and aspirations, about the marathon I’ve signed up for, or the ultra I want to do in some dim and distant fantasy future. But those dreams are a topic for a different day. Today, I’m preoccupied with the sort of running dreams we might have when we sleep. Last night I believe I had my first dream that was […]

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Don’t panic!

We all have our triggers, things that can send a generally rational person into out-of-control panic mode. One of my triggers (and I usually consider myself to be a pretty laid back sort of person) sits skulking on the platform of my local railway station; the self-service ticket machine. It’s a standing joke with my family. Supposedly funny remarks are frequently made, in all sorts of circumstances, about allowing ‘enough […]

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Trailing off….

Today I had some firsts. I ran my first 10 mile run. I did my first bit of trail running (just three of the ten miles). I ran in my new trail shoes – my first ever pair of trail shoes. And I tackled a particularly impressive hill, which my son has been telling me to try for some months now. When I left the house this morning I didn’t […]

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Falmouth Race for Life

On Sunday 12 May I took part in Falmouth’s 2019 5K Race for Life, along with my youngest daughter. Race for Life is a series of runs organised and hosted by Cancer Research UK, to raise money for research into all types of cancer. The runs are friendly, fun and untimed. The dress code is pink. Falmouth (151 miles from home) is a long way to go to take part […]

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