Category: LIFE

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...

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...

Plenty of Fish in the Lake (POFL) VS Plenty of Fish (POF)

19th April 2018 5 min to read

Plenty of Fish in the Lake (POFL) VS Plenty of Fish (POF)

Category : LIFE

(Where the intrepid Ellen goes lake-fishing and compares it to the trials and tribulations of the online dating site, Plenty of Fish)   Every good story starts with an outfit.  Starting from top to fishtail.  For POFL you’ll need a warm hat, long hair down and ideally facial hair required for maximum heat benefits (plea...

Get the F*#K up!

10th January 2018 2 min to read

Get the F*#K up!

Category : LIFE, RANT

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 people. Makes me fell like I am super duper good at getting up!) Sorry, where was I? Oh yeah, it’s not that I am not a morning person, it’s just so hard. Hard to move ...

A different approach to those new year resolutions

5th January 2018 2 min to read

A different approach to those new year resolutions

Category : LIFE

I was thinking about resolutions and how the end of the old year always brings about doubts and thoughts about the new year. I read this post recently and it got me thinking and reflecting on past years, and past resolutions.   1) Why limit it to January to become a better person? And what does ‘better’ mean? Why sho...

Don’t Brake! A lesson in life… and cycling

9th November 2017 4 min to read

Don’t Brake! A lesson in life… and cycling

Category : LIFE, SPORT, Uncategorized

I’m a scaredy cat…   This is not new information. I don’t like ‘dangerous’ things. Dangerous things being jumping off a wall or playing skipping rope with my 4 year old nephew. I could never understand thrill seekers. Adrenaline junkies. What’s wrong with you?! What’s wrong with being co...

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...

Matchmaking

21st September 2017 4 min to read

Matchmaking

Category : LIFE

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 to Ireland, I have always wanted to go to the phenomenon that is the Lisdoonvarna ...

One of the family

5th September 2017 2 min to read

One of the family

Category : LIFE

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 MAN SHOES?!’ YOU CAN’T JUST HATE SIGOURNEY WEAVER!! (!!!!)   I do it because I love him and because I wan...

Trapped in a sports bra

27th June 2017 3 min to read

Trapped in a sports bra

Category : GYM, LIFE, Uncategorized

Last week was a hot one (like seven inches from the midday sun? Santana? No?). Folks were eating ice-cream, sunglasses were on, girls were sporting the latest summer looks down by the river as the lads showed their daring bravery by jumping from the bridge into the cool waters of the Shannon. My father was in a paddling pool. Poor ...

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