So, here we are, this time next week I hope to be sat at home with a cracking great smile on my face after a brilliant run (and maybe a nice big beer in my hand). Who knows what London might bring, I just hope it’s better than the last time in 2011. The taper… Read More The Final Countdown (the penultimate week)
Failure usually results in me sinking to the depths of despair – a few weeks ago I hit upon a few tough times; I had a week curtailed by sickness, then a week where I couldn’t fit much running in as I had a little princess to look after for a few days, and then… Read More A mindset shift
Monday: On this day in 1916, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret organization of Irish nationalists led by Patrick Pearse, launches the so-called Easter Rebellion, an armed uprising against British rule. Tuesday: President Harry Truman learns the full details of the Manhattan Project, in which scientists are attempting to create the first atomic bomb, on this… Read More April 24th – Through History
Thrilling bit of cycling at Gent-Wevelgem yesterday afternoon – none more so than Geraint Thomas getting swiped off his bike by the sidewinds and thrown into a ditch whilst a member of a small breakaway. When you consider the footballers that fall over as if shot when barely even touched by the faintest of tackles… Read More Never Give Up!!
RunChat is a twitter-based thing, largely States-oriented, but I came across it recently with the discovery of the RunChat Scavenger hunt. The premise is fairy simple, especially if you have done any form of a scavenger hunt in the past, as you are provided with a list of things to find, or ‘hunt’, and a… Read More #runchathunt – A Scavenging Story
At last, the Spring term comes to an end and this final week has been a long one. We managed our, now regular, Monday morning swim and set off for work – just five more days to go. At pilates that night Lynds and I endured enjoyed a thorough workout under the guidance of Rachael.… Read More Regressing to my youth