I love this quote from Vagenda:

I want to fill the space in my brain reserved for a running noms tally to be replaced with clever, worthwhile things. And not even just those great things but with silly, fun, absurd, ridiculous things.


I went for two runs in Brighton last weekend. I think the second one helped me get through my hangover faster.


Is thinking about weightloss anti-feminist?

How Pinterest is Killing Feminism has made me worry about my activity on Pinterest.

Most of my pins are inspirational quotes like:




or  slimspirational:



What about pins to teach me about stuff?


Is it wrong to think about how to lose weight?

For 20 weekdays I went running before work. Last week my knee had a twinge and it was pouring, so I did exercises from youtube instead and rediscovered Mr Motivator. I love the workout and am shocked how long it is since I’ve done any aerobics other than running. I’m shocked at how wobbly I am!

I don’t think it’s wrong to devote 30 minutes a day to exercise. This is not neglecting the life of the mind. I don’t think it’s wrong to blog about de-wobbling and eating lots of tasty fruit. I love the Tesco’s £2 mixed fruit bowls (like a pikey I only buy  them when reduced).

If I devote, for example, 40 minutes in a day to a mixture of exercise and blogging, I will try, from now on, to spend 40 minutes learning about triceratops (‘three-horned face’), commenting on Comment is Free and imbibing more wisdom from the much-missed Christopher Hitchens.

So, in conclusion, I have chosen to sit on the fence and both try to be thin and to follow Betty Friedan’s exhortion to grow to my mind to its full capacity. I don’t want to be a fat feminist.