Life really does go backwards at 40

The next challenge….the marathon beckons

Well done

Musings of a 40 plus man

There is one event that has always captured my imagination since it started when I was 13 years old back in 1981 and that was the London Marathon.
My English teacher at the time ran the very first one and I can still remember the awe I felt in not only him running and completing it but the fact that he turned up the very next day in school.
As time has gone by the last few weeks I had a question that I needed answering, how can I further integrate by training and goals (and eventual goals) with the fund raising for MPN Voice, running 5k and 10k races and more triathlons (upping the distances) was the obvious answer and this will happen over the next year or so but I needed a larger stepping stone that wouldn’t be too far in the future.
Today I received the news…

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Ive been promoted to coach!

Musings of a 40 plus man

With the block of Swimming lessons I had been having coming to an end last week I was looking at making Tuesday my day off.
Little did I know Coach M….sorry I mean Mrs M, had a little plan up her sleeve, Yoga.
Always eager to help me in any way possible Mrs M having heard about the benefits to Triathletes of the art of Yoga had sourced a local class to attend.
I was a little apprehensive as Mrs M explained that it was at the local WI hall and although being advertised as both a male and female class the only other male had been to last weeks class for his first time but there was no guarantee he would turn up this week….I could be the only male present.
Upon turning up fifteen minutes early, mainly to have a quick introductory chat with Margaret the tutor my…

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Recipe time….Beetroot Salad

Musings of a 40 plus man

As you must all aware of by now as part of my regime since last August is to eat healthier so I am always on the look out for tasty offerings and at the weekend came across a nice light salad which utilizes the well publicized nutritional goodness found in Beetroots, Walnuts and Oranges and can either be served as a side salad or as a main meal when served with warm crusty wholegrain bread.
And you have to agree it looks great (thanks to Mrs M), especially at this time of year….enjoy.

Beetroot Salad

Beetroot Salad
Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main meal
250g Cooked beetroot
75g Watercress or 75g rocket, or a combination of both
50g Shelled walnuts
100g Feta cheese
2-3 Large oranges
1 tsp Caraway seed, crushed with a pestle and mortar
22 tbspns Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbspn Balsamic vinegar
Pinch of…

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