Food & Diet

Everest, Giving Birth & the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

“What was harder Squash, Everest or having a baby?”.  I have been asked this question so many times since Kit was born and I definitely have the answer (keep reading to find out!).  But I’ve also been thinking about the similarities of both “events”. I never imagined climbing Everest 7 years ago would have helped […]

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Categories: Adventure, Baby, Food & Diet, Health, Kit, Mountain, Mountains, Pregnancy, 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

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

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

The Go Trek – Week Five

I’m looking at the sky, it’s cloudy and grey BUT it’s not raining!  This week has been the wettest so far and the places we have been have made world news due to the floods!  I was told by a local that “in 50years of being in the region there has never been this much […]

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Categories: Charity, Elliptigo, Food & Diet, Kit

The Go Trek – Week Three

This week was always going to be a mile stone in the journey – I knew by now that I would be fully into the flow of the trip.  (see previous blog – The significance of three weeks) We’d just arrived in Holland the last time I wrote about events on the GoTrek – now […]

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Categories: Charity, Elliptigo, Food & Diet, Kit

Eating for Everest

Apart from training and kit the other rather large area that I’m focusing on is my diet.  Hmmm food – now here’s a sensitive subject! I think I have been lucky in my life that I’ve always been pretty active and in general can get away with eating what I like, staying healthy and not […]

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