Juggling Babysitting with Training

It's hard to exercise when you've also a child to mind. It's a never-ending juggling act, trying to coordinate the following events to all coincide: The child being in a good mood / preferably asleep. Someone else to be around to look after said child. The weather not being too cold or wet or windy. … Continue reading Juggling Babysitting with Training

Ready to Run after 6 Week Postnatal Check-up

When you're pregnant, you get used to counting in weeks. Week 12 is when you can tell people that you're expecting. Week 40 is when the baby pops out. And 6 weeks after you deliver is when the doctor checks how you've recovered from trauma of birth. I thought 6 weeks after delivery would be … Continue reading Ready to Run after 6 Week Postnatal Check-up

Getting Back in the Saddle

6 weeks. That's how long the medics said it would take before I could start training again. 6 weeks! That's nearly a month and a half. That's far too long to have to wait after 9 months of seemingly never ending pregnancy. I knew that Irish Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan didn't hang around for 6 weeks … Continue reading Getting Back in the Saddle

Foetuses have all the Fun

I was convinced that I would be incapacitated for the whole nine months of pregnancy. I had heard so many stories of sickness, tiredness, soreness, and weight gain that I figured that it would be nearly a whole year before I would get to race again. I have since learnt that many of these stories, … Continue reading Foetuses have all the Fun