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Fit for FORTY.

A rambling post about a half marathon, back injuries and turning 40.   OK, so long story short. I haven’t posted on BitchMittens for a REALLY long time.   Partly […]

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Consider walking…

To many avid fitness enthusiasts (myself included) walking just seems like a non-thing. It’s not exercise, it’s a mode of transport. A way to get from A to B. How […]

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Get the F*#K up!

I am bad at getting out of bed.   It’s not that I am not a morning person (my husband is not a morning person, his whole family are not morning […]

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Matchmaking

Our intrepid adventuress Ellen (just back from Backpacking in Brazil) – now braves the epic event that is Lisdoonvarna… Fair Game’ ‘Good Sport’ ‘Pocket Billiards’ #matchmakingfestival   Ever since I came […]

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One of the family

I critique my brother-in-law a lot… Some say it’s bullying but it’s merely critiquing, advising if you will.   ‘Stop drinking that cup of custard!” ‘Why did buy those OLD […]

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When to Run

Running is often met with a great deal of groaning, moaning, complaining. People don’t like it! It seems repetitive, tiring and loooong. When I discuss running I’m often told that people would […]

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Women’s Day?

This is a first post from amateur jockey and professional academic Emma Lyons – another remarkable woman we’ve added to the stable of cliché-crunching, stereotype-stomping bloggers in the Princess Pit! […]

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A Step Back from Sport

Just over a month ago my father-in-law was diagnosed with late stage Motor Neurone Disease (MND). For anyone who doesn’t know MND is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor […]

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No Make Up Month

In work the past few days discussions have been going the way of serious make-up chats. A colleague of mine is quite the cosmetic queen. She knows everything, has ALL (ALLLLLLLLLLL) […]

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Swim, Run, Crawl

Monika The Brave. New challenges await us all, if we’re just open to them. Rower Monika has a few great achievements under her belt, not least of which is tackling […]

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To find a lump

What it feels like….To find a lump. (Spoiler alert, I’m fine. These are just the things I felt and thought over the past few weeks) It’s the strangest thing, but […]

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On Happiness

I was asked to do a Christmas video card, as a nice gesture from one work colleague to a great couple who run one of the gyms where I teach […]

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Onwards & Upwards

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. This quote is by Winston Churchill and it really resonates with me. I’m sure as hell […]

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Everest Base Camp

EVEREST. One girl’s trek to the foot of the World’s highest Mountain – Everest Base Camp. So three weeks before the departure date, I get an opportunity to tag along on […]

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LOST.

By BitchMittens Ruth… I wouldn’t ever have called myself an emotional person. That was until the last few days where I turned into an absolute emotional wreck. Some of you […]

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Dear Rhona

Dear Rhona, I write this with just over one week until your wedding. One week until you start the next leg of your adventure with your chief partner in crime.

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Star Kayaking

What do you normally do on a Thursday? For me it’s a run, dinner and the snuggle up on the couch. Nothing wrong with that, it’s lovely after a long […]

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North Sea Swimming

So! Rhona asked me if I wanted to talk about my new-found love for open water swimming, and I totally do! I’ve been rowing for 13 years now and although I […]

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10 Reasons I Love You

I Love You #Surfing 1. Mind space. Bad day? Woke up the wrong side of your own bed by yourself (again)… Drive to the coast, posh lounge pants and OMG […]

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Rowing After Rio

The dust is settling on the 2016 Olympics. We wait now for another four years for the the world to be swept up again. But this year was different for […]

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The Number Detox

So after my very long rant about hating being a prisoner to my weight I decided to put a ban on myself. No counting calories, no weighing myself, no measuring my […]

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Strength Training & Kettlebells

Enterprising Ellen Branches Out With Weights and A Kettlebell Class…   Outfit: what to wear? Flat shoes apparently! I went with converse, over knee socks to keep warm, one-year-old yoga pants […]

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A Class Act

Going to class is about more than learning. It’s about connecting with people, something that an online classes just can’t give you. I was driven to write this article after I […]

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Sport: Hooked for Life

What is it about exercise that makes it so addictive? Addictive in a good way though. Is there such thing as a good addiction? I believe there is. For as […]

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Food: Dinner from tins.

Not as crappy as you’d think. I have about two dozen cookbooks, packed full of glorious, mouthwatering recipes, tarted up with full colour photographs. But do I ever use them? […]

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