Guest Blog- Ben Blowes

I am fortunate to know some pretty spectacular (and quite honestly crazy) people! I can`t actually remember when I first met Ben, he`s been around on the running circuit since I joined Newmarket Joggers but I can definitely remember the first (and only) time I saw him in a race. It was the Cambridge Half Marathon and he came casually jogging past with a  tumble dryer attached to his back……

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Karen Lodge
A Race of 2 Halves

Sometimes you have good weeks, sometimes more difficult (I don`t like the phrase bad) and sometimes it`s like a roller-coaster.  This week has definitely been the latter! Part of my preparation for next year’s challenge is getting back out running regularly, sounds easy right?!

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Karen Lodge
Self Care

What`s that says every busy mum I know?! I`ll admit I was a bit stumped on how to follow last week’s blog. I had some amazing comments both publicly on my Facebook page and by private message. For me the responses were exactly the reason I started this blog in the first place

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Karen Lodge
Time to pause

It`s amazing how we forget to do this. Being a busy working mum that runs and coaches means one day rolls into the next and before I know it another week has passed. Ironic as when I was pregnant each day seemed to last forever and 9 months a lifetime……..

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Karen Lodge
Guest post and news!!!!

This week I want to introduce my amazing friend Lisa, if ever the phrase `cease the day` was applicable to someone it is definitely her. She is smashing her life goals at the moment and I will definitely be using her support through the challenge.

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Karen Lodge
Woman on a mission!

Has anyone else noticed just how fast time seems to go? Every week I start the week with `I`ll be organised and get my blog done`…….Friday morning again and I`m writing it now. So with that in mind I was determined to tick off some of my challenge to do tasks this week

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Karen Lodge
First guest blog from a fellow challenge taker!

Well as usual in the Reader household this week's hasn't gone to plan. After an exhausting weekend and a high needs toddler I did manage to achieve planning our races for next year and getting in touch with those race organisers who hadn't yet released their dates to see if they could tell me them.....amazing when you explain what you're doing the support you get!!

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Karen Lodge
#lastminute dot com

A big part of this challenge is going to be flexibility and fitting everything into our hectic lifestyle. Currently sat in the car on route to the coast writing this week’s entry….

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Karen Lodge
A bit more of the why!

Slight change of plans for this week for 2 reasons, zero time to have written to the people I wanted to asking for support but also someone spoke to me yesterday about reading my blog, being interested, and then having to dig around for more of the what and why we`re doing it. So thought I`d go backwards for this week

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Karen Lodge
We are Team Reader!

Last year I was part of the team that climbed Snowdon for PSS, seriously tough challenge that if I`m honest I have no desire to repeat. After concentrating this year on family and work I started to think about what I wanted to do in 2020 to fundraise for PSS.

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Karen Lodge