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Middle-aged, middle-weight, mother of 3 on mad marathon mission
Middle-aged, middle-weight, mother of 3 on mad marathon mission
When I started this blog, it was to track my progress from an occasional kayaker to taking on the Devizes to Westminster non stop 125 race. Little did I know that would start me on a long distance obsession which has resulted in my completing the 30th Marathon des Sables. It has been a strange and sometimes painful ... but always wonderfully challenging journey

This is my occasional account of a middle-age mother's attempt to take on things which are really quite beyond her.


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50 but not out
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Dec 29th 2011
When I was 15 I grandly declared that when I reached 50 I was going to kill myself as there was no reason to carry on after that point. As the dreaded age approaches, I find that my daughters are not fully supportive of my teenage plans, so I've come...
I think I need a project manager
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Apr 14th 2011
The enormity of preparing for a 125 mile race is starting to dawn. I keep being told of others' preparations for their support teams, the practice feeding sessions and other detailed planning, and I feel a sense of rising nausea and fear. The final W...
Brain function and exercise...
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Feb 6th 2011
Some people can undoubtedly perform complex mathematics in their head while running or cycling, they can estimate splits and their ultimate finish time to within a few seconds. Me? I have a singular inability to even count accurately when I'm trainin...
Motivation and that competitive spirit - who has it and why?
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Jan 8th 2011
While I've been languishing in my sick bed over the past week or so, I've been contemplating motivation and why some people seem to have it working in overdrive, while others leech apathy from every pore. At school, I have students (primarily tee...
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