Elliptigo

Recovery after a DVT

It’s been just over a month since I was diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis.  Recovery after a DVT, it seems, is different for everyone.  I think I was told the worst-case scenarios when I first found out, which is probably a good thing.  However, that news and halting all travel and activity was a […]

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Categories: Adventure, Cycling, Elliptigo, GoPro, Health, Salomon, Squash Falconer

Every Day In May

The ElliptiGo Every Day In May (EDIM) challenge is for ElliptiGo riders worldwide to sign up and commit to riding their Go’s either 5,10 or 20 miles every day in May. “I’m just not going to be able to do that” was my first reaction to the EDIM challenge. I was away in Norway for […]

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Categories: Elliptigo, Food & Diet, Training

The ElliptiGo European Championships, Aix Les Bains, France

When I finished The Go Trek in July there were whisperings about me entering the first official European ElliptiGo race.  Honestly, I was a little tired and thought ….no! Then after a good rest, a sign (!) and realising that I would be in the area (well nearby, I was climbing Monte Rosa in Aosta […]

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Categories: Charity, Elliptigo, Kit, Mountains

The Go Trek – Final Week

I began the final week after a two day break with my sister and friends, which was wonderful, physically and mentally.  I refuelled, recharged and felt good and mostly I was thinking, “I can’t believe in just a few days I’ll be in Paris at the end of The Go Trek!”. Monday was an easy […]

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Categories: Charity, Elliptigo, Kit

Strategy – how I keep Go’ing

I have been surprised by how many of the skills that I have learnt and called upon to climb big mountains – I’ve also been able to apply to The Go Trek. This trip will total almost 70days when I my journey ends on Friday and that’s the longest expedition that I have completed – even […]

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Categories: Charity, Elliptigo, Food & Diet, Kit, Peli, Training

The Go Trek – Week Eight

Finishing last week after three 100mile days (an ElliptiGo hat trick!) meant that I welcomed a few days in Nice.  Although I had miles to cover, the time there meant that I had a couple of days of almost complete rest. The cote d’azur is as glorious as it’s name suggests. Jean-louis, inventor of the […]

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Categories: Charity, Elliptigo, Food & Diet, Kit, Training

The Go Trek – Week Seven

I started the week on a high – literally!  My friends Kath and Mark asked me if I would do the Col De L’lseran  with them.  The Col is 2,770m and is the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps.  Mark said, “I have a spare bike”, to which I quickly replied, “It’s ok, I […]

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Categories: Charity, Elliptigo

Firmer, fitter and faster!

I’ve been on the Go Trek for just over six weeks, I’ve covered 1,736 miles, had 6 rest days, participated in 1 stair race and completed three 100mile plus days! My weight when I left was 64kgs, it is now 61.5kgs.  I’m leaner all over and I have increased muscle definition in my legs, arms, back. I’m most excited about […]

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Categories: Charity, Elliptigo, Food & Diet, Kit, Training