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No Sweets October

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Here’s a commitment I made: // ![CDATA[ // ![CDATA[ // ![CDATA[ // ![CDATA[ // ![CDATA[ // ![CDATA[ // ![CDATA[ // ![CDATA[ (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); // ]]>To me, October = No sweets / no cakes / no biscuits / no chocolate month. Allowing myself one fruit a day. Just because. Anyone fancy joining me …

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No sympathy for fat people

None. Because I was one and know from my own experience that the solution is in one’s own hands – and mouth – and no one else’s. Brutal. Honest. And true. So stop your whining and just get on with it. Let me tell you how I got it done.Determination Commitment Sacrifice, and A vision for where I wanted to beHold on to that number four, believe me that alone will drag you out …

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Body signals, and why I should have listened to them

What I thought was simple enough muscle strain due to the half-marathon I completed in Athens in May, and is fixable by physio therapy, turned out to be a lot more severe! A couple of weeks after my return, I thought to finally listen to my body signals and go see a specialist. I consulted an orthopaedic surgeon who suggested that it was just the fickle groin muscle and advised physio. I did that for a …

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A beautiful breakfast

Food isn’t that important to me any more, I get a much deeper pleasure having it with people I care about. That was the feeling I had this morning meeting up with my friend Karla Solano at Chai Café where we had a semi-traditional Bahraini breakfast, and talked running, amongst various other topics. It was really nice to see Karla again. This slideshow requires JavaScript. The café itself is nice and cosy, situated on two levels …

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Hellloooo GOLD!

Bahraini Ramzi wins the 1500 Gold in the Beijing Olympics Ramzi storms to 1500m gold medal Bahrain’s Rashid Ramzi held off Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop down the final straight to win gold in the men’s 1500m. Ramzi hit the front with 200m to go and although Kiprop, who set the pace for the first two laps, burst clear of the pack he could not hunt Ramzi down. Nicholas Willis of New Zealand came third while Great Britain’s …

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