The Plank

After the squat, I think the plank is up there on the list of great exercises to do for your general health and fitness, and of course, skiing!   Why the plank? The… Continue reading

The Squat

The squat is an awesome exercise. Not just for skiing, but for general health and fitness, and many other sports.   Why squat? The squat is a compound exercise. A compound exercise is… Continue reading

Rachael’s Rant: Swimming in lanes

I love swimming. My star sign is Pisces. My mother had me in a pool before I could walk. When I grow up, I want a 50m pool in my back garden. ALL.FOR.MYSELF.… Continue reading

Nice to…Antibes!

On Sunday I tried to run from Nice to Cannes in the Alpes Maritimes Marathon. I stopped at kilometre 24 in Antibes. I’ve started, stopped, deleted and re-started this post repeatedly. I can’t… Continue reading

Marathon Number 2 – Nice to Cannes. Training and preparation.

On New Year’s Day I signed up to the Marathon des Alpes Maritimes, exactly a year after I signed up to the Nagano Marathon. Clearly a hungover “let’s set a big goal for… Continue reading

Rachael’s Rant: An introduction

Have you ever witnessed me have a rant? No? Well, today is your lucky day! 😆 I do have the ability to bite my tongue, but should a suitable moment present itself, regarding… Continue reading

Mont Blanc/Passy Triathlon

“That looked great, so much better than your turns on the run before! You need to keep working on XYZ,, but I can see you’re making some great changes. Well done!” This is… Continue reading

Cycling around Lac Léman

In 2011 (I think!), I was persuaded into cycling around Lac Léman/Lake Geneva. This is a 170-200km bike ride depending on what route you take. It’s a looong way. I was pretty hesitant.… Continue reading

Buzz’s Big Day Out

Well, the clue is in the title – it was a BIG day out! Saturday 12th August saw a brilliant turn out for Buzz’s main event this summer: – 2km open water swim… Continue reading

“Why do I do it, what can it be…”

I bruise like a peach. No, really; touch me and you’ll leave a mark. At present my legs are a mess. Well, a little better as this is published. I have : –… Continue reading