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Save the Last Dance

I recently went to a Ballet class at my gym. I don’t normally dance but last week I read that if we want bodies like dancers – long, lean muscles, and the ability to do the splits –  we should exercise like them.  Out with spinning/cycling (big thighs), body pump (new-look Jodie Marsh) and horse … Continue reading

Modern legend David Christof

I recently interviewed ultra-runner and modern legend David Christof. We met up about a week after I ran the Prague half marathon, which had gone very well. A very good friend sent me some sound advice on my way to meet Christof: Don’t, under any circumstances try to impress him with your half marathon time. … Continue reading

There are two types of people in the world

It was snowing in Prague 2 at 7.15 this morning. I know as together with hubby, I was outside running in it.  I mentioned a while ago that one of my over ambitious new year resolutions was to run four half marathons in 2012. As if this wasn’t enough, I decided to schedule the first one for March, just … Continue reading

No wine or chocolate – except when I deserve either

Hello all and apologies for the long silence. I’ve been a busy bee over the last few weeks trotting around Europe celebrating Christmas and New Year with friends and family, and my wedding anniversary with hubby. Since being back in Prague I’ve been under the weather with an uncommonly harsh common cold – too much drinking … Continue reading

Winter Running

This time of year it is easy to feel good about yourself in Prague.  Merely poking your head outside, as the days shorten and the temperatures tumble quickly, is enough to make you feel like a heroic arctic explorer.  For those of you who don’t live in Prague (or, quite sensibly, have not ventured outside recently) … Continue reading

How much is a cup of tea in Inverness, and other stories…

Big brother is watching you.  Really.  Even a harmless Google search cannot go unnoticed now. My blog has all these settings that allow me to monitor how many people look at my site each day, if they come via another website, what links they click on when they are on my site, and whether they are … Continue reading

What I think about when I think about running

This week I ran outside for the first time in months.   I’d made vague, half-hearted attempts at this when I first moved here but these were interrupted by  exploring my new neighbourhood at as slightly slower pace, entertaining friends and family who came to visit, and the winter.   You don’t run outside in Prague in … Continue reading