Category: SPORT

Surf holiday 2018 Part Deux

10th March 2018 8 min to read

Surf holiday 2018 Part Deux

Category : RANT, Sea, SPORT, Travel

When does a holiday become not-a-holiday?   I have been receiving messages from my fans about maybe writing part two of my Surf Holiday blog 2018 and have been inundated with PMs asking me what happened to puppy Linda… So here it is!  Part Deux. I would just like to say one thing about the flight on Arabica Air.  You st...

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...

Women’s Day?

2nd May 2017 3 min to read

Women’s Day?

Category : RANT, SPORT

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! Here she gets the bit between her teeth about the sport of racing, and how women still have many hurdles to face, when...

Got My Skates On

11th April 2017 7 min to read

Got My Skates On

Category : FITNESS, SPORT

Last night I did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, I went back to Roller Derby training. Roller Derby, for anyone who doesn’t know, is a full contact sport played on quad roller skates. I started playing in 2011 with the Limerick Roller Girls (now called Limerick Roller Derby), and have went from being e...

Swim, Run, Crawl

7th February 2017 4 min to read

Swim, Run, Crawl

Category : FITNESS, SPORT

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 this blog post, along with just a few other challenges 🙂     It has been on my mind to contribute to this blog for a good few months now. Since November...

The Day I Fell On My Face

1st February 2017 5 min to read

The Day I Fell On My Face

Category : FITNESS, SPORT, Uncategorized

So…   I went mountain biking on Saturday. Mountain biking is lovely when it’s on the nice little Coillte-built roads through the forest. You’re cycling at a gentle speed, laughing with loved ones, breathing in the fresh mountain air, taking in those stunning views. Yes, it’s all quit lovely!   You k...

Give weights a chance

6th January 2017 4 min to read

Give weights a chance

Category : BODY, FITNESS, GYM, SPORT

So it’s the start to a new beginning everybody! And most people get a little urge to try something new. For some people it’s baking, others it’s the Danish art of Hygge. And for a lot it’s getting fit, getting active. But what to do? Run? Taking up a spinning class? Hopscotch? Well I’m here to make the c...

Onwards & Upwards

15th November 2016 3 min to read

Onwards & Upwards

Category : LIFE, SPORT

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 not always an optimist but I’m learning to be, so when Brian from climb.ie asked if I’d like to climb a sea cliff, ...

Everest Base Camp

11th November 2016 6 min to read

Everest Base Camp

Category : SPORT, TRAVELING

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 an expedition to Everest Base Camp.  Anyone who knows me knows I am not one to turn this type of thing down so before I know it I have landed in Kathman...

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