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Elise Downing
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I Climbed a Mountain!
I haven’t blogged for a while. Maybe it’s a good idea to fill y’all in.  Some time during spring 2013, I sat on the sofa in my tiny apartment in Gothenburg, where I was studying at the time, and had a Skype interview to be an Adventure Leader for Student Ad...

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Falmouth Half Marathon Review 2014
Prior to committing to the Falmouth Half marathon, I did some research.  Various accounts of previous years led me to develop two firm expectations of the race:  There would be hills. A pasty and a pint would be waiting on the finish line. The promise of th...

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Clean Apple and Almond Brownies
Today I'm back with yet another recipe.  Whilst back visiting my childhood home the past week or so, boredom seems to have led me to the pantry, armed with a wooden spoon and a desire to experiment and not to fall too far off the wagon.  Today, I concocted ...

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Healthy(ish) Carrot and Oat Muffins
This morning, at 8am, I awoke with an urge to bake.  Having done my long run yesterday (14 beautiful miles in the mud), I guess I was just at a bit of a loose end as to what else to do on a Sunday morning.  I didn't want to make anything deadly though, so I...

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Trail Running, or Anti-White Trainer Syndrome
I have been complaining for several weeks that my new trainers, purchased as a treat in the Boxing Day sales, were still too white.  I've taken them for several wet and windy runs through the park, yet they still looked as sparkling as they did the day I br...

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Using the 'Impossible' to Eradicate Excuses
On New Year’s Day 2013, my cousin and I sat in my flat in Gothenburg in our pyjamas and compiled a list of resolutions for the new year. I’d never gone in for the whole resolutions malarkey before, at least not properly. Perhaps I had made vague promises ...

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