My New Bestie

red-roses-3209800__480I’ve had to have an enforced break from exercise for 2 months after injuring my hamstrings trying to keep up with the gorgeous young things at the athletics track, but last week, at last!, I returned to sprint training with great trepidation.
It wasn’t as bad as thought it would be, not all my fitness that I’d gained last year had been lost and with the help of my new best friend, I have managed 3 and a half sessions.
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The Annual Freak-Out


Girls on Tamoxifen know that, once a year, they have to be checked by a doctor. In my experience that means having the remnants of my boobs patted and asked if I feel OK and then I am sent on my merry way.

You would think that such a mundane exercise would come and go with very little drama, but as the day approaches I become more and more convinced that “there’s something there!” or that the Tamoxifen is disabling me in some unfair way that women don’t experience except if they’re on Tamoxifen.

This year the freak-out started early.

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Protein Porridge


By and large, I stick to my diet described on this site, but every now and then it becomes just too boring. I received a free sample of protein porridge with my last order of protein powder and thought that could be a way to relieve the monotony, but the taste was a bit … well, yucky!

I’m not a big fan of artificial sweeteners so I thought I could do better. After a bit of googling and calculation of calories etc, I came up with this recipe.

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