Have I ever mentioned I am a researcher by profession? I don’t do it for a living these days, having got a bit burnt out as I specialised in social research and it led me down some tricky alleys during the early 2000’s. However, I am a researcher by personality and if I am interested… Read More Playing with my PEL
Weeks 2 and 3 of Half Marathon training are complete and I am now half way through Week 4 – time is zipping along very quickly. I am bang on schedule for my training plan. I’ve said it before, and will say it again, I like a Plan! Weeks 2 and 3 were like all… Read More Metaphorical Heels
Sneachta is my favourite word in the Irish Language. It is pronounced snot-chtha and means snow. Today was our first snow fall of the winter here in the west of Ireland but the snow fell last night and this morning was clean and crisp and clear. A lovely day for a run. I love running… Read More Sneachta
Hello and a belated Happy New Year! Since my successful 10k pb, I took a 10 day break from running and then it was full on Christmas. As I work in retail and have 3 children, this was a busy time of year for me and both blogging and running sufferred. Probably like you all,… Read More Review, New and Hugh
I am on the hunt for my first half marathon. Of course we all know it can’t be just any old half marathon. Your first time has to be special 😍 Ireland is only a small country. The whole island is home home to just 4 million people, a similar size to the state of… Read More Runner Seeks Half Marathon for fun and friendship
As regular readers (hello you!) will know, I am currently on a quest to get faster over 10k. Recently this has meant that I am running shorter, faster distances. A 7.2k Sunday run at a tempo pace resulted in an unexpected bonus – I got a 5k PB! I knocked 35 seconds off my previous… Read More A Personal Best, Doing a Justin and a Treadmill
Look, I know it’s a bit early to mention it, and I am sure that where you are, you get a nice long Autumn/Fall, but here in Ireland we are never too far away from Winter. This Summer was so awful, we even had a touch of Winter in July. Winter seeps into the west… Read More Shhhh….Winter is Coming
Thank you all for your encouragement and I am officially announcing I am going to do my first half marathon in April. One deciding factor is that my American online friend Justin at http://beardhairinmycoffee.com/2015/09/14/so-this-half-marathon-is-on/#comment-967 was also considering doing a half in April so we are going to do it together! I am considering doing the http://www.connemarathon.com/ but… Read More This Half marathon thing is happening!
…about running a half marathon. This is not something I ever expected to happen. However I have been really enjoying my training to run a faster 10 and so far have been able to keep up with the plan easily. Which has led me to thinking, if I can do this, maybe, just maybe, I… Read More I’m having these thoughts….
It’s been a busy week with very little running, although I managed 6k on Wednesday morning before catching a flight to London for a meeting. Unfortunately, someone else had booked my flights there and back so I spent hours waiting in Heathrow Airport when I could have had a nice run around the sights. When… Read More Introducing Harley