Welcome to Tailfish

Welcome to Tailfish

A Professional Nagger & Problem Solver by day, Tailfish is where I share productivity and fitness tips along with a blog about me, my life and the things I enjoy including running, snowboarding and gadgets.
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Image - profile photo Kat I’m Kat, professional nagger and problem solver.  When work & travel took over my life I gained weight and lost fitness.  This left me feeling lethargic, stressed and unproductive.  I didn’t have the energy I needed to keep up with my own busy lifestyle and so I needed to make a change!

I’ve been able to turn things around and now I want to help busy people, like you, build little snippets of fitness training into your life so that you can enjoy improved physical and mental health. Read more…

Day to day I like running, playing with technology and gadgets, designing printables for Tailfish by Pyry and blogging about everything I find interesting in life.

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Review & Chance to Win: Indigo Herbs Supergreens Powder….not a hint of swamp!
Review & Chance to Win: Indigo Herbs Supergreens Powder….not a hint of swamp!
This is a collaborative post, I received a free product in exchange for an honest review.  All views are mine! As you know I pay...
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Join me on a social media journey…
Join me on a social media journey…
I took this week off work as the Boyf was on a course.  Rather than juggling working away (as I was travelling with him) I...
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Thank you 2017!
Thank you 2017!
2017 has been quite the whirlwind, and saw a good 6 months of solid progress in my running, with 2 strong ultra races completed.  I...
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Getting up to date (or what I have been up to since I last posted)
Getting up to date (or what I have been up to since I last posted)
I am full of sniffles and feeling both lazy and a bit meh about things. You'll have noticed that I haven't blogged in a while,...
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My most recent blog posts
Sunday Summary: Another day, another year older
Sunday Summary: Another day, another year older
It's been a good week on the training front, one HIIT session , 3 strength sessions and four days of runs (I combined Friday's session...
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Sunday Summary: Catching Up
Sunday Summary: Catching Up
It's been a couple of weeks since I posted, a lot has been going on but I've been lacking the energy to post about it. ...
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Sunday Summary: #snowday
Sunday Summary: #snowday
I love snow! I miss snow and I miss snowboarding, but right now life doesn't allow for much snow.  So I have embraced the UK...
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Sunday Summary: Inching Closer
Sunday Summary: Inching Closer
Last week was a bit of a washout it has to be said, with a trip to Detroit for some meetings I reduced my runs...
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Love, pressure, performance
Love, pressure, performance
Happy Valentine's Day to you all! Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? I've been dipping in and out, mostly because I've been in snowy...
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Sunday Summary: Overcoming Grump
Sunday Summary: Overcoming Grump
What a week!  I will admit that getting my runs done has been a struggle.  You know how it is, little things from your day...
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Review & Chance to Win: Indigo Herbs Supergreens Powder….not a hint of swamp!
Review & Chance to Win: Indigo Herbs Supergreens Powder….not a hint of swamp!
This is a collaborative post, I received a free product in exchange for an honest review.  All views are mine! As you know I pay...
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Sunday Summary
Sunday Summary
It's been a slightly off week on the training front.  I took the week off work to travel with the Boyf whilst he did a...
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Sunday Summary

It’s been a slightly off week on the training front.  I took the week off work to travel with the Boyf whilst he did a week studying away, in the end though we drove back & forth rather than staying in a hotel.  This meant 3+ hours a day in the car, and too early a start to feel like doing my FASTer Way To Fat Loss workouts* before we left, and I was too wiped when I got home in the evening.

My main focus of the week was getting some personal project stuff done (you can read about February’s fitness challenge and my 30 day social media challenge here), so instead of stressing over not working out I focused on keeping my eating in check and sticking to my intermittent fasting!  Considering I was spending my days camped in a coffee shop I think I did rather well!

I did manage to fit some runs in though, so I wasn’t parked on my butt the whole time!

Image shows my 3 runs for the week

With 69 days to SDW50 I am making sure I get fully back on track this week.  I’ve planned out my FWTFL sessions and added my TrainAsONE sessions to my OneNote Fitness Journal.  It will be interesting to see how the TrainAsONE plan updates once I do each session.  It’ll assess my fitness and effort level and make me work harder (or not) as it sees fit!  It can be a bit odd knowing that the runs you think you are doing on a Sunday are not always the runs you end up doing, but it’s nice to be kept focused and know that you are working at just the right level to get fit and ready for your goal race!

Do you plan out your exercise ahead of time?  Or just wing it?  Let me know what you’ve got planned for the week!

The week ahead

Freebie Friday: Penny a Day Savings Tracker

It’s Freebie Friday once again! This week we’re sticking to the savings theme, but this time a Penny a Day tracker. For each day of the year you save the penny amount of the day (or mix and match throughout the year). Once you’ve saved all the amounts you’ll have …