When I signed up to do the Wye Valley challenge, part of my reason for it was to take some life lessons away that could be applied to real life. Of course, I wanted to raise money for charity, and I’m glad to say that I did. But I also wanted to come out of this experience a better person than when I started. Thankfully, I believe that’s the case. So here are a few things I learned from attempting, and ultimately failing, an ultra challenge. Lessons Learned from Attempting an Ultra Challenge 1. Don’t Allow Your Ego to Take…

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Well that’s it. It’s officially been one entire year since I first hit publish on a post, effectively creating Isablog. There’s a part of me that’s slightly surprised that I’ve managed one year of blogging, but in reality it was inevitable that it was going to happen if I just kept writing. So I guess I’m just going to talk about why I started blogging in the first place and what the blog has meant to me. Starting a Blog to talk about postnatal depression When I first started this blog I never really knew what it would become. I just…

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Parenting can be a rough ride. It’s the hardest, most demanding job that you’ll ever willingly accept. Sometimes it’s nice to have a break from that job and do something as a couple like you used to be able to do back in the day. You know, be able to look at each other for longer than five minutes without the panic of “oh shit where is she?” or “please don’t wake up.” But when the time came where we found ourselves away together from our daughter for only the second time, we almost instantly missed her. Having a Demanding, Chaotic,…

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Well I may have struggled for week 4 but I’ve managed to complete my runs. And that’s including my extra one that I missed last week. In total I’m currently running for 16 minutes – albeit intermittently – and managing it quite well. The first run is still the hardest but by the time that last run comes I feel amazing! Like I can just keep going. I didn’t think I’d say this a few weeks ago, but this Couch to 5K has been rather enjoyable! Week 4: Back up to Date with My Couch to 5K I’ve only had…

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This week I’ve been reflecting over my past 15 months as a parent. I think it’s because I’m currently writing an article for Today’s Parent, something I usually have to put quite a bit of time into, and in doing so I’ve had to think back to the early days quite a lot. One thing that becomes immediately apparent when you look back is how quickly that time goes, and also where it’s going to go. You’re Only a Parent for So Long Technically I’m now officially a parent for the rest of my life – or the rest of…

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