Author Archives: marystumbles

About marystumbles

These are my thoughts as I stumble through life.

Living life to the full

This time of year often leads me to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year. This time of year is a significant anniversary in my life. In December 2009 I became a Gold Weightwatchers member this means I … Continue reading

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Train Hard, Race Easy

or rather don’t train and hard race, yesterday I completed the London Duathlon (run 10km, bike 44km, run 5km) around the closed roads of Richmond Park. I learnt a whole lot in the process. I received a much needed kick-up-the-arse as I have become … Continue reading

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London 2012

I was fortunate enough to be a gamesmaker in the velodrome during the London 2012 olympics. I had applied for velodrome tickets but unfortunately didn’t get any, so when I learnt where I would be volunteering I was happily stunned. The … Continue reading

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London to Paris

Lets start with some basic facts Distance from London to Paris: 300 miles Days to get to Paris: 3 days Number of riders: 140 riders Longest training ride: 90km Mission: To get to Paris with all bones and ligaments intact … Continue reading

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Pier to Pier

On Sunday I lined up, neoprene clad, along with hundreds of others to swims the British Heart Foundation’s Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier. It was amazing seeing the range of people lined up, large, small, old, young, a guy on … Continue reading

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The one where I think about Ironman

There are many questions I ask myself when I think about Ironman (the triathlon variety, not the Robert Downey Jnr variety). These questions generally revolve around what, where, when, how and why. The most important question is why I want to do it. … Continue reading

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The one where I do my first Tri

When my alarm went off at 5am I felt ready to take on a new challenge. Ready to try a triathlon I didn’t freak out like I did with the Bath Half marathon. I knew that I could complete all … Continue reading

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