For as long as I can remember I have written, from angsty teenage diaries to poems and short stories. In 2010 I started a blog for something to do which gradually primarily became an account of learning ballet as an adult. This blog led me to a community of fellow adult ballet folk, who I… Read More Freedom of Speech
One Sunday last month I had the urge to sign up to some sort of challenge for 2018 and before I had even looked into it properly I found I’d signed up to run 1000 miles in 2018. Then I looked up how many miles I had ran in 2017. The answer? A mere 340… Read More Run 1000 Miles 2018
It’s the end of May, the sun is out, there’s vitamin D everywhere and in the next few months I have got lots of exciting, happiness-inducing things happening so I should be full of sunshine and excitement. Yet right now I’m not. Yesterday there was a constant churning in my stomach, I had no appetite,… Read More Insouciant
This post is kind of a sequel to this post. Since then, I’ve realised that cardio is the exercise of choice for me. And this is so NOT on trend. All the fitness articles I’ve read/researched all convey strength and or resistance training as a magical gift from the fitness Gods to give you THAT body.… Read More I Love Cardio
Last Sunday we were lucky enough to be drenched in warm (actually hot) sunshine at Stanage Edge. We had gone with the local climbing club for a member’s birthday. Unfortunately for me being sociable the night before had left me rather tired (hungover) and not quite ready for a day of climbing. I cursed my… Read More Edale Mountain Rescue
It was BG’s birthday last weekend and that meant a trip to the Peak District for a couple of days of rock climbing. It was the first time I had properly climbed outdoors since Amphitheatre Buttress last June and a very long time since I have worked out the upper body. (There is a reason BG says… Read More Trad Climbing | Noodle Arms
Last week I was in touch with a member of our Alps 2016 party and mentioned that when BG got back from Rjukan that her and the fellow novice should come over of drinks and a catch up. Her reply was that she and the fellow novice would not be attending any future social events… Read More Bravery.