The last two weeks have been very hectic for various reasons, one being clearing a site in the garden for a construction project. As such I haven’t done any running for just over two weeks. But as of the end of this weekend the site is now cleared ready for the builders and you know what that meant…. Continue reading
Or is it? Having recently undertaken my first off road half marathon with 1500m of ascent I have proved what I always suspected. I much prefer running uphill to running down. Yes, it would appear that I’m a bit of a masochist. Continue reading
Ok, it was 21km 🙂 So a metric half marathon. Off road. To date I have only entered one running event (10km) and one duathlon (with a 14km run) so 21km was a big step up for me and 30% further than I have run before. It also incorporated 1500m of ascent of ascent.
Just a quick post about a recent find of mine. This is a great magazine. It gives a real insight to the mindset of ultra runners. Continue reading
Do you run and listen to music? I generally don’t as I try and trail run as much as possible and I like to hear the best of what nature has to offer which where I live is a wide range of bird calls and farm animal sounds. Continue reading
Long time no post!
Sorry for the long time since my last post. Life has been busy what with Christmas (remember that), a construction project at home and dark nights I haven’t had much time for posting. Continue reading
Life in general and running have a fair amount in common, not least decision making. Part of why I run is to get away from decisions and get back some perspective and balance from the many decisions that we have to take on a daily basis, many of which we do without evening realising it. Continue reading
Having been a mountain biker for more years than I care to mention, Saturday November 19th saw me taking on my first ever organised running event. Me being me this wasn’t a bog standard road race, no, 10k off-road in the dark around Glentress. This area just outside Peebles in the Scottish Borders is an area I know well and also not far from where my sister and her family live so it ticked a lot of boxes entering this. Continue reading
The October school break saw us heading away for a few days which meant the chance to run some different trails and places. I always find that running somewhere new or different from the norm re-energises me. Continue reading
So 2016 sees me taking part in the RonHill #runeveryday October challenge. The start might be interesting as due to time constraints and a bit of a lack of planning I will have done a long run on the last day of September. Continue reading