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Event Report: Pearson 150km Cyclosportive

On Sunday I took part in a 150km cycle event that went from Sutton to Brighton and back – 150km. This was the longest distance I’ve been on a road bike. I was nervous at the prospect, but tried my best to block out the nerves and just look forward to the ride. It was […]

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My sports massage

Last week I went for my first sports massage in about a year, wow, I forgot that unique sensation! She just concentrated on my legs as I have been doing a lot of cycling and running recently. Her first comment was ‘you’re pretty tight aren’t you?’ Great, I thought – this going to hurt! It […]

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A Good Read….that brings out the optimist in you!

I’ve never really been an avid reader, never one of those people with a book always on the go as I don’t have a great imagination. I do however enjoy a good sporting autobiography. Over the years my reads have tended to be around track and field as athletics is a great passion of mine. […]

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Calm before the Storm

As probably the unfittest person of a very fit and heathly company, it was somewhat of a joke by my family and friends when I announced I’d signed up to a triathlon. Following heavy encouragement from my directors back in December, who subsequently kindly sponsored me to enter, I found myself six months away from the […]

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Heavy legs!

I have had a couple spells recently of having really heavy legs…they literally feel like lead weights.  I can’t work out the reason for this. I have been cycling a lot in training for an event, but since this isn’t weight bearing, I didn’t think it would be the cause. If anything I’ve been running […]

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Transatlantic Attitudes

On my recent travels I  spent a couple of weeks in Canada seeing my sister, neice and newphew. It is always interesting to see the differences in exercising and fitness attitudes in different cultures. Our friends over in Calgary seem to make the most of the extremes in climate throughout the year. Most weekends throughout the summer the trucks are […]

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Life without Full Time Training

From the age of 14 I competed at quite a high level in the world of track and field, being a specialist in the 100 and 200 meters. Running fast was something that came naturally to me as a youngster. I was a real ‘speed freak’ and definitely got a kick out of the adrenaline […]

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Training the core…

It seems that every gym goer knows that core strength is important yet alot of the time people seem to misunderstand what core strength is and involves and believes that it is just about having strong abdominals. This leads to people perfoming numerous sets of crucnhes on swiss balls and thinking that this will provide […]

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Home fitness for the working mum

As a busy working mum, I sometimes find it difficult to find the time to fit regular exercise into my life. It’s not as easy to put on the jogging shoes and run out of the front door as it once was pre-kids.  I have contemplated a gym membership, but realized this probably wouldn’t be […]

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Load off my mind

Outside of motive8, I train and compete in weightlifting. I am an U77kg weight class competitor and with my body weight to strength ratio being fairly good – last year in competition I managed to medal in all competitions I took part in – not necessarily lifting the heaviest weight. The decision I have to […]

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Olympic Ticket Frustration

The first deadline to purchase London 2012 Olympic tickets came and went last week. My friends were sending last minute emails listing all the events they were applying for, with total costs escalating to over £3,000 in some cases. For some reason I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t bring myself to plan that far in […]

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New Found Respect

I’ve always been a pretty courteous driver. Coming from Leeds, everyone lets each other out into traffic, giving way here and there and generally being quite nice to each other. Not sure whether its a good or bad thing but I’ve brought these habits with me to London, despite them being completey lost on the crazy drivers we have down here! […]

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Travel, events, adventure!

I have just returned from 4 days of Mountain Biking in Ibiza. It was a last minute arrangement and I really didn’t know what to expect. The first day consisted of a ‘leisurely’ 3.5 hour guided ride, we explored the very beautiful north of the island, but it was not exactly relaxing. This was just a […]

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