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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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Fifty - but not out
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Aug 21st 2012
An account of the trials and trauma of aging ... And finally pulling myself together (bit of a long post) Today I ran for 15 minutes without stopping. To anyone with an interest in sport, that's probably a ludicrously short effort, but after the ...
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...
Over the cliff cyclist - an update
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Apr 12th 2011
My brother in law who cycled off a cliff a couple of weeks ago has generated a bit of interest, so I thought an update was called for. He spent just over a week in hospital and was then reluctantly released. He will need to go back in for an operatio...
Earthquake training
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Feb 23rd 2011
How did these triathletes escape death? Christchurch is a really popular area for triathletes to train, especially the hills leading out to Lyttleton. ...
Earthquake - impact goes around the world
crawlingkiwiby crawlingkiwi Feb 22nd 2011
I woke this morning shortly before 3am - nothing unusual there as my sleep patterns are irregular, to say the least. But this morning I decided to check the news, to see what was going on in Libya and to my horror came across the footage and news of ...
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