Running

Hanging on – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

After all the bad weather. The floods. The driving rain. The damaging winds. After three storms. Conditions which have proved too much for the early daffodils. The snowdrops are still hanging on. They are truly wonderful little delicate flowers. Hanging on applies to the humans as well. Son’s anxiety levels are definitely spiking now. He is returning to the outside world after 10 days of safety within the confines of his house and garden. Days of not needing to build…

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It’s such a hard life – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Time for some random words. Subservient Tudor Expect Discipline Chaperone Accused Suspicious Breadwinner Complicated Stereotypical Shakespeare Elizabethan A few beauties from this weeks school spelling test. Is this really a level playing field for kids with dyslexia. I remember joking that in a few months he will have to learn the spellings of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs like Micropachycephalosaurus. Well the way these spellings are going I’m not ruling it out now. A bit of a test day today for me. Trying…

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Pink – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Colour hanging grimly on in Yorkshire. This is an oasis surrounded by unremitting greyness. Truly dreadful weather day. The wind has been blowing horizontal rain at the back door all day. Currently on the third towel trying to keep the utility room dry. It’s a bit of a losing battle. Let’s hope it’s the only losing battle today. I went to vote straight after the morning’s school run. Let’s leave it as that. Tomorrow will either be a hopeful post…

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Obelisk – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The Obelisk at Castle Howard. It is over 300 years old and is 24m tall. It has the following inscription VIRTUTIS ET FORTUNAEJOHANNIS MARLBURIAE DUCISPATRIAE ET EUROPAEQUE DEFENSORISHOC SAXUMADMIRATIONI AC FAME SACRUMCAROLUS COMES CARLIOL POSUITANNO DOMINIMDCCXIV I think my translation is pretty accurate. Virtually everyday is wet here. If you have the misfortune to come here you will need three jumpers, extra thick wooly socks and two umbrellas. I could have been built somewhere warm and dry like Rome but…

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Rhiwbina Dental Sponsors Me for the London Marathon 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

You can find my fundraising page online here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EmilyHiggins3. All donations are very much appreciate and will go towards helping so many people through Shaw Trust. As many of my blog readers know, I’ve been lucky enough to have been given the chance to run the London Marathon again in 2020. I ran it this year for a charity called WellChild, and in 2020 I’ll be running it for Shaw Trust. Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives…

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Crewing my ex for 200 miles – Single Mum, Parents Article

Is a terrible idea… or at least I thought it would be. I made a comment a month ago out of the blue “well if you want the best crew around, Tag and I are free” which was met with silence, not even a laugh. A couple of days later I got a text “were you serious about crewing me for Tahoe” Not even a question mark, I hate a lack of punctuation (insert joke about how I use too…

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Dear Assholes of the Mountain, – Single Mum, Parents Article

While I believe there are many assholes of the mountain, I am only going to focus on a few. I don’t have time to write a book… maybe I should write a book? I preach the gospel of spending time in nature. I am the for most advocate of getting your kids outside and having epic adventures with them. But, let’s be smart people. In the heart of Phoenix we have Camelback Mountain. Per Strava, it is 2.2 miles round trip with…

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My Revenge Body | Seven Wild And Free – Single Mum, Parents Article

Apparently that’s a thing? I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on how in shape I am lately. True to what we are taught as young girls I was struggling with taking the compliments. I would qualify it “yeah I mean, I could still lose some here”, but slowly and with practice I’ve started to simply say “thank you”. This is by far the best running shape I have been in in years, and I am very happy with how…

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