Beth Roberts

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Deva Middle Distance 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 13:12

Thanks for the heads up Cougie - our accommodation in Leeds is already booked!!!!!  Think OH will have to sit the Deva out this time!

Lower ab / hip / graoin region pain

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 13:00

Does sound like a hernia - maybe get a second opinion and ask for an ultrasound scan.

Trisuit advice for a big bird

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:00

Like you BCB, I am embarking on my first tri this year - it's a super sprint, so not a massive one, but more to see whether I can do it and if I like it.

As you have found, sportswear manufacturers obviously think larger ladies don't do sport and if you are over a size 16, you MUST be crazy to be doing anything sporty!!!!!!! (sorry, rant over!!).

So, what to wear??  Well, for me (and I do have body confidence issues, so there's NO WAY I am wearing a trisuit) I am going to wear my cycling shorts, a sports bra and a cheap mens vest top that I got from decathlon for about £3.  It's lightweight and comfortable and will dry quickly.  I tried it all out on Sunday at my lake swim session and to be honest, under my wetsuit it was totally fine.  Even the padding in the shorts wasn't too bad after a swim, so think it'll be ok on the day, especially given the distances I'm covering are pretty small.

Good luck with your hunt for a suitable outfit and very best of luck with your triathlon.

Chris Froome being accused of doping!?

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 13:37

Well, it's all over now - what the hell am I going to watch in the evenings?!?!?!?

Chris Froome being accused of doping!?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 14:11

And he managed to laugh about it in the interview afterwards.  Absolute legend.

On another note, Contador put in a serious acceleration to try to get away on the last climb.....don't hear anyone baying for his blood as a doper!!  And what about Nibali, who did actually manage to get away........ 

So happy today - couldnt walk to 10km

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:46

Wow, well done Alex, that's brilliant.  Your story really resonated with me as I have been going through something very similar (in 2013 I couldn't walk for more than 15 minutes) and late last year was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. 

I have just started very VERY gently jog/walking again and have invested in a pair of Hoka trainers as the cushioning is incredible.  I do 2 miles every 4 days with my little dog (he loves it) and so far I have not had any pain during or after each session.  I plan to continue doing this for a couple of months to get my body used to it before I very carefully up the distance and try to jog more than walk.  At the same time I'm starting to ride my bike again, so will get the benefit of some low impact training (and hopefully weight loss).  I also horse ride which helps to keep my joints moving and supple - sometimes it's harder work than running!!!

10k is amazing - but I agree with rodeoflip about taking your time with it all.  Maybe also try some swimming or cycling which will help strengthen your core and improve fitness - all will help in getting your 10k time down.  Also where you can try to run on grass, it's a little bit kinder than concrete.

Anyway, fantastic to hear you're on the mend and hope it continues to go well for you.

Chris Froome being accused of doping!?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:01

Going back to the original comment though, if you watched the race Gerraint Thomas, Nairo Quintana and Ritchie Porte all put in amazing performances - funny that there's no baying for any of their blood.

A little encouragement needed!!

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:20

Good for you for getting out there.

I'm in the same boat - just started jog/walking again due to having a couple of years off and being diagnosed with a chronic pain condition that affects my joints - mainly my feet and ankles.

After realising I was starting to look like a blob, I have invested in a new pair of super cushioned trainers and am jog/walking for 2 miles, with my dog, every 4 days (it takes 4 days for my feet to recover again).  It's great to be back out doing this as I've really missed it, but for now, it's baby steps as I recondition my body to accept that this is ok and is not painful. 

I'm adding in some swimming and some cycling, so hopefully will be fighting fit this time next year. 

The breathing does get easier, it just takes time.  Don't push too hard too soon and you'll be just fine.  Also, maybe try jogging on the grass for less impact.

Best of luck anyway and hope it gets easier for you.

Chris Froome being accused of doping!?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:10

And so it begins - let's all have a pop at someone doing well in sport.  It couldn't possibly be anything to do with the amount of training and preparation that has been undertaken along with natural talent.  Oh no, if someone is doing well, we'll just tar them with the same brush as all the other doping cheats!!!!! 


How long do you trainers last?

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 13:40

I was running 3 times per week Cougie, so not really excessive mileage I guess.  That said, I have always had the uncanny knack of making shoes and trainers last a fair while - I had one pair of boots for 6 years (give or take some re-heeling and re-soling).  


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