Category: FITNESS

Taking it easy is harder than it looks…

9th August 2018 4 min to read

Taking it easy is harder than it looks…

Category : FITNESS, LIFE, RANT, Uncategorized

Not certain if y’all know this yet (can an Irish girl who lives in Tipp even get away with saying y’all? – fuck it, I like it!)   Y’AAAALLLLLLLLL   Getting back in track…   I am not certain how common knowledge it is in this big ol’ world of ours but I am pregnant. Yes, the husband a...

Transvulcania 2018

2nd June 2018 5 min to read

Transvulcania 2018

Category : FITNESS, Travel, TRAVELING

Andree Walkin – Transvulcania 2018 Half Marathon Race Report I’m sure we all have a friend or friends who rope you into interesting things at particularly vulnerable moments in your life right? Well, I’m glad to say I’ve got a few of these types of friends.  On a car journey following an epic Art O’ Neill 2018 event m...

Fit for FORTY.

15th May 2018 4 min to read

Fit for FORTY.

Category : FITNESS, LIFE

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 it was because I hurt my back while weightlifting, and after that, I was so whacked out on nerve blockers and lurching from one cortisone injection to anot...

Consider walking…

11th April 2018 3 min to read

Consider walking…

Category : FITNESS

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 could you possibly work up a sweat from that?!   Well, what if I told you that it’s not all about sweating it out.     I honestly used to t...

End of the Season

8th November 2017 6 min to read

End of the Season

Category : BODY, FITNESS, GYM, LIFE, SPORT

I met Emily about a month ago at a kid’s birthday party.  That’s where we, parents, meet up these days… or during the coffee shop for morning fix. She asked if I would be okay to type an end of season blog having written my first one at the start of the season around February/March. To be honest I’ve been trying to find...

Reformer Pilates – Test Beds!

14th September 2017 3 min to read

Reformer Pilates – Test Beds!

Category : FITNESS, GEAR, GYM

A new reformer Pilates studio opened up in our tiny village in Killaloe, County Clare. And so three of the intrepid Bitchmittens bloggers decided we needed to get our fabulous arses over asap to give it a go. Which is why we found ourselves gathering at 6.30am for a pre-work introductory session of reformer Pilates with Roisin, who a...

Towards a better me: Part 11

12th September 2017 4 min to read

Towards a better me: Part 11

Category : FITNESS

I have sat down to write this post at least twenty times and re-written it closer to ten times. I have not been happy with any version so far. Not even this one. But I think I need to rip of the band-aid.   I think it is fair to say that I have been some what lacking in motivation with everything, training, writing and even cook...

Swimming: what I’ve learned so far

25th July 2017 4 min to read

Swimming: what I’ve learned so far

Category : FITNESS, GYM

A few weeks ago I injured my knee. Not in a terrible, life altering way; but in a sort of way that got me thinking about other forms of exercise. I couldn’t run, rowing is a bit difficult for everyday and I couldn’t just do cycling (’cause that shit hurts my bum!) so I decided to give swimming a go. It was somethi...

When to Run

30th May 2017 2 min to read

When to Run

Category : FITNESS, Uncategorized

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 rather do something more fun with their time, that exercise shouldn’t be a chore. And I whole heartedly agree. Exercise sh...

Towards a Better Me: Part 9

18th April 2017 6 min to read

Towards a Better Me: Part 9

Category : FITNESS, LIFE

  The Fear.  Firstly, my apologies for the lack updates. I had been put on a training ban by my doctor while an investigation into what happened with my face during the 5k took place (my face dropped on one side half way through the race). This meant I had no training and nothing really to blog about for two weeks. And then onc...

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