Due to injury at the tail end of the year, I deferred my place in the 2020 London Marathon. Then COVID struck, the marathon was postponed, and a new date set for October 2020. I deferred as I hadn’t planned to run a marathon in 2019. So, what on earth possessed me, when the e-mail … Continue reading A Moment of Madness?
Finding New Ways
In my last blog I mentioned feeling a bit bored of the lockdown and the same old routines. I know I’m not alone in that. I’m also beginning to notice more traffic on the roads, more cars in the car parks at the local parks and trails, more people out and about and a greater … Continue reading Finding New Ways
Life in Lockdown
The Daily Grind If I’m honest, at times I’m starting to get a bit fed up of the ‘lockdown’. Being back at work after the ‘holidays’ where I enjoyed having lots of free time, I’m now working 3 days from home / 2 days in school. While some semblance of normality is good, it’s frustrating … Continue reading Life in Lockdown
Be Grateful of the Small Things
Biking Today was a stunning day. We’ve been truly blessed with the weather thus far during our ‘confinement’, and it was a joy to be out on the trails again today. Riding out from home, it’s not long before we reach Hazlehead. I love being able to ride across to Countesswells, a favourite running route … Continue reading Be Grateful of the Small Things
Solo Sunday: Finding the New ‘Normal’
It’s been a challenging week for everyone. Sunday has always been the social run, Saturday is for parkrun. Neither have happened this week. Yesterday was tough - it was upsetting not being able to go and meet with my running friends; today, however, I’ve got a more positive take on things. The day started with … Continue reading Solo Sunday: Finding the New ‘Normal’
Loving the trails!
Having set the bar at parkrun at the end of May, I fell off the pace in June. Half marathon training should have started (and in theory has), but the tall task of getting back to speed leaves me a little lacking in enthusiasm. June has also seen me away for work related things a … Continue reading Loving the trails!
Metro Social Sunday
Alan's back from his travels (again! Retirement suits him!) so there was some element of organisation for today's Sunday social run. He's the one that posts on Facebook to remind others that we'll be running. Admittedly it is usually the same route, place and time, but occasionally this varies). One such variation was when Ali, … Continue reading Metro Social Sunday
Hazlehead & Countesswells
Thankfully despite the cold it’s been very dry (therefore no ice underfoot) and we were able to get out to the woods for one of my favourite long runs: Hazlehead and Countesswells. Setting off with Ali and Derek, we were nearly a man down before we left the car park with Derek having a minor … Continue reading Hazlehead & Countesswells