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 ...

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...

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...

New State of Consciousness

26th August 2017 5 min to read

New State of Consciousness

Category : Travel, TRAVELING

Ellen Baggs: Facebook age 29. Real age 12… (Please read the following bearing in mind I am not an emotional person.) Recently I embarked on ‘a travel journey’ as a 45 year old backpacker! Did you know insurance companies only do backpacker insurance up to 35 years? (And yes there is my first mental stumbling block!)...

Re-Writing Your Body Code

31st July 2017 5 min to read

Re-Writing Your Body Code

Category : BODY

Rhona Re-wrote her Body Code and lost 3 stone. Could I do the same? No, I don’t want to lose 3 stone. But I do need to change the habits of a lifetime, and a lot may depend on it. Rhona and I started this blog back in 2014 (OMG, has it been that long already??) after an incredible season of rowing fitness and fun. Rhona, in her...

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...

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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