Inspired by the wonderful Derek Sivers from his blog I am including a ‘what I am doing now’ section to this site.
It’s a lovely initiative that he started to promote what people are doing in the present moment. It’s a lovely idea if you have a blog why not include one of your own?
I will keep it updated with the newest news at the top of the page.
28th July 2017
Apologies for the lack of update!
It’s been a crazy couple of months.
We moved into our new house and I just love it. Weybridge is a lovely town to live in and whilst we are still unpacking and trying to find places for our stuff it really does feel like home already.
It’s only a couple of weeks until our wedding too….. house move, wedding, running a business and training for an Ultra Marathon = STRESS!
Last weekend I ran the Cotswold 24 hour race and it was quite an experience! As lovely as the notion of glamping was, it was very wet weather and all I am going to say is – Camping is NOT for us.
That said, I met some wonderful people and it just confirmed my love for Ultra running.
With the last big chunk of run training done, I am doing a bit of cross-training to work some other muscles.
I am also keen to try out Inferno pilates (I know right??!) at The Yoga Loft. It will do wonders for my core…..
This a great book for anyone aspiring to be an entrepreneur or already on the path.
Written by Paul Oberschneider it is a journey of how went from $400 in his pocket to a business worth over $200 million.
It is thought-provoking, no BS and has really made me think about how I approach problems.
A great read.
This period really is a time of rest for me – mentally as well as physically.
I struggle a bit with it, I will admit.
When you train intensively for something and then go from all out to nothing it’s hard to see the benefit. The body is still in ‘training mode’.
I need to allow myself the time off running, to repair and renew. I also need to be aware of my mental health – running is my Prozac and I will admit, I feel a bit bereft without it at the moment.
So until the next update, stay well, stay strong and send me your tips for learning to rest!
19th April 2017
What a month it has been!
I was supposed to be running the Brighton Marathon but with 7 weeks missed off training due to illness I decided not to run it.
Chiara and I went down for the weekend anyway. We had a wonderful time cheering on the other runners and checking out the vibrant cafe scene in this wonderful seaside town.
In hindsight, I was glad I didn’t run it as it was a really warm day and I think my blood pressure problems may have surfaced!
We are moving house in a couple of days and are really excited/anxious/nervous about the move. Both Chiara and I have a high need for certainty and moving house is so unsettling. It will all be ok (we just keep reminding ourselves!). Hopefully, I will have some photos of our renovated house to show you soon….
After a busy winter chocolate season, we are now ramping up to ice cream season in our stores. I love it when I can feel summer coming, I might be regretting that statement when we are up against it and pumping out 300 kilos of gelato a day…..
Here is a photo of the gelato in one of our shops – freshly made and ready to eat!
Apart from that news, here is a snapshot of my ‘now’.
When Breath Becomes Air ~ Paul Kalanith
Oh, this book is STUNNING.
It is a story about a trainee neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the age of 36. He turns from doctor to patient overnight.
I haven’t finished it yet, must make time. I just know it is going to be one of those books that I gift often. A story of courage, honesty and so profound it is breathtaking.
As some of you know I am eating a plant-based vegan diet.
I am reading up on new recipes and how best to structure my daily intake of food given that I am training for a 24-hour race (more of that below).
I stumbled upon a wonderful writer of the blog Oh she Glows (her cookbook is amazing!). This recipe which I adapted is simply delicious.
Easy Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto
So have entered a 24-hour race as a solo entrant in July (eek!).
It is the Cotswold 24 hour race and I am really excited about it. Lots of people enter as a relay team but I am entering a solo entrant to see how far I can go.
Chiara and I will be ‘glamping’ for the weekend in one of these:
The lovely folks at www.pillow.co.uk provide luxury camping for races and event. I am so glad that this is available – hopefully, if I need to have a nanny nap during the race, I can.
Will keep you updated on progress and hope you have a wonderful rest of this month.