I have decided that my running needs more structure and that means a plan. When I was training for my first 10k, I didn’t miss a training session for 4 months but recently it has been a bit hit and miss. A comment on Twitter brought my attention to My Asics running plan app and… Read More A Very Slow Run. Warning: Contains Poetry
* Or Runners are they are called here in Ireland, or Sneakers if you prefer. I am back in my usual good form. I would apologise for yesterday’s grump but I am not a bit sorry – I felt a lot better for just writing it down. This post title refers to an incident on… Read More When all your Good Shoes are Trainers*
It’s raining and windy and I’m fed up. I have a week of early starts for work and I’m fed up. I haven’t been for a proper run in 8 days and just don’t seem to care. I’m tired and headachey and, well, fed up. And I can’t seem to stop eating, especially things that… Read More Fed Up
I have been a bit poorly this week and instead of actually running, I have been reading about running, cos its the next best thing. I have searched the Running Tag in WordPress Reader every day this week and found some great Blogs. Some have been around for a while, some are brand new, but… Read More Reading not Running – Blog Recommendations (updated 3/8/15)
Since my last run I developed a weird virus and have had to take a few days off running, mostly to give my lungs a chance to recover. Now its nearly a week since I ran and one of my motivations to run has reappeared to give me a nudge to get back out there.… Read More Running Away from the Pain – Me, Arthritis and Running
Today I participated in the Curlew Warrior 10k Race in Boyle, Co. Roscommon (home to Moone Boy the Sky1 TV series – if you haven’t seen it, you really should). Despite plenty of advertising, there was a small crowd of runners and walkers participating, probably not more than 70. As the run raises funds for… Read More Curlew Warrior 10k Race 2015
So, ahem, this happened today Yes, I got a new PB, Hooray. It was for running my fastest ever kilometer, done as part of my speed interval training. My previous pb for 1km was 6.47 so I am very chuffed. I was sticking to my 2min run/1 min walk approach but also threw in 2… Read More Zoom…. did you see that? It was me!
After my difficult 10k LSR last week, I took a different approach to the same run today, because I wholeheartedly agree with the saying that insanity it is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Firstly, I know I am not good in the heat. Now, being in Ireland and… Read More 10K Reclaimed and I met another runner!
Today I have had to confront an uncomfortable truth.My beautiful, sensitive, intelligent, articulate child is an overweight child. This is not my opinion, but a fact based on her BMI. She has always been bigger than average and I do mean always because she was 10 lbs 4oz at birth (no I didn’t have a… Read More A Fitness Challenge of a Different but Serious Kind
Summer FINALLY came to the west of Ireland today. Now, we know well not to lose the run of ourselves because it will probably be gone again tomorrow so I made the most of it while it lasted. I got up early to go for a run while it was still cool and had a lovely… Read More Summer Running