She ran across America - an interview with Ashley @MSRunTheUS
One of the first people I started following on Twitter was Ashley Kumlien. Ashley is a runner and a personal trainer from Wisconsin.
And her mom has MS.
Ashley and her mom, Jill
Most people who read my blog posts know that I have CMT, a neuromuscular disease of the nerves, and my particular type of CMT involves the myelin sheath. Multiple more…
A big sigh of relief…
Phew. After a hugely busy start to September, with events each of the first three weekends, last weekend was like a big sigh of relief.
This is what a peaceful “job done” type of sigh looks like to me…
Initially I thought I’d do the Hever Triathlon on Sunday September 26th, followed by Barcelona on October 17th, just because my fitness is so more…
Cooking with Cabbage
This summer we switched to ordering food boxes for our weekly vegetable purchase (we buy from Abel & Cole).
The food box is like a lottery - it arrives, you menu plan for the week according to what you have received, and it is a wonderful way to explore and get creative with ingredients in the kitchen.
And then came the cabbage.
Green Cabbage… more…
The Twitter #swim cap - raising awareness of CMT
As you may know, I took up triathlon as a way to stay physically fit, and strong, following what I thought was deterioration in strength caused by Charcot Marie Tooth disease. I was diagnosed with CMT in 2004, with this confirmed genetically in 2007. Having CMT is something that was suspected for my whole life I think, because my mother also had more…
My Awesometastic 5k Swim: Hanging the wetsuit up (for now)
After the London Triathlon we always have a bbq. I was partially comatose and trying to eat a little, to come back to life. Meanwhile DH was full of energy, chatting away, planning our next adventures. He decided we would do a 5k swim.
On Sunday, SFT (the triathlon swim specialists) held their inaugural SwimFesT at Alexandra Lake by Lakeside more…
Embrocation - Massage Oil Heaven (for cyclists and others)
Earlier in 2010 one of my friends was telling me about this great embrocation oil she had been using. Before and after she went cycling.
I had to look it up. According to the dictionary, an embrocation is a medicinal liquid that is applied to the skin to relive muscle stiffness and pain. As a verb. embrocation is the act of more…