Priorities, Identity and Mummy Guilt

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  1. October 22, 2017

    […] with myself and to know who I am. Being a cyclist and being physically fit is a fundamental part of my identity. Speeding down a descent on a bike is when I feel at my most […]

  2. November 27, 2017

    […] and depressed. I have been impatient with the children. On top of all this I have been laden with guilt because I am being irritable and […]

  3. December 18, 2017

    […] Hubby is brilliant with them and they love their time with him… without me there. And I am a better Mummy after my […]

  4. December 18, 2017

    […] to cycle this much since Danny was born and it was brilliant. It reminded me how much cycling was a part of my identity and something I needed to do to feel like […]

  5. December 19, 2017

    […] from me. I am also very fortunate to have a supportive husband who understands that cycling is a need, not a want for me (because he is also a cyclist). He also wants to spend as much time with his children as he […]

  6. December 29, 2017

    […] a 30 minute window, 3 times a week and I was a runner again. I was a sporty person again. I was almost me […]

  7. August 19, 2019

    […] feel fit to feel like myself. After I had my children I was desperate to get back on my bike because I just didn’t feel like myself without it. I knew that I had to find a way to find the time to […]

  8. September 22, 2019

    […] a cyclist because I find no offence in the term – in fact I consider it to be something which defines me. Rightly or wrongly, I feel a degree of affinity with anyone else I see on a bike. It’s an […]

  9. September 22, 2019

    […] a cyclist because I find no offence in the term – in fact I consider it to be something which defines me. Rightly or wrongly, I feel a degree of affinity with anyone else I see on a bike. It’s an […]

  10. June 25, 2020

    […] families sharing space all day every day, going for a cycle is a great way to be alone for a […]

  11. June 29, 2020

    […] cycle this much since having children and it was brilliant. It reminded me how much cycling was a part of my identity and something I needed to do to feel like […]

  12. July 3, 2020

    […] it’s unfair of me and I know I have nothing at all to resent. But this was the start of quite an identity crisis for […]

  13. July 20, 2020

    […] Oh no, I’m a horrible parent. Bring on the mummy guilt. […]

  14. July 20, 2020

    […] Oh no, yet more mummy guilt. […]

  15. July 20, 2020

    […] This had an obviously huge impact on all areas of our lives. Including our cycling. […]

  16. July 20, 2020

    […] It was one of those weekends which reminded me just how hard it is to be a parent and to be human and to be yourself. […]

  17. July 27, 2020

    […] we still have cycling. We both still ride our bikes. We both define ourselves partly through cycling. We both cycle to keep ourselves sane when our children are driving us […]

  18. July 27, 2020

    […] I ride a bike because I am a cyclist and I cannot be myself without riding a bike. […]

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