I’m not far off the half way point of my challenge to myself to run 1000 miles in 2018. So far I am not doing too well! This is day 144 and I am 113 miles down on my target. I’ve completed 280 of 394 miles (give or take a few tenths). This gives me…Read more Marching On
The month started with Foxtrail Winter Running Series Race 5 - Harvest Moon Half Marathon. This followed an interestingly shaped course that looped back through past the start line three times before the finish. The weather was kind but cold on the day, with much of the course looping back and forth through woodland. Quite…Read more February Fun
I’ve had a few days to recover from the exertions of the Coast to Coast 2017 and, as ever, I’m starting to look ahead to the next thing. We’ll get to that later. In the meantime we should get caught up on the exploits of the weekend of 9th September 2017. I took the Friday…Read more Coast to Coast 2017 Report
Just under two weeks now until we head north to take part in this year’s Rat Race Coast to Coast 2017. As always my preparations have been sub-optimal. We are taking part over two days and the event requires us to travel 110 miles from Nairn to Ballachulish, mostly on bicycles with a fair stretch…Read more Coast to Coast 2017
Back in France again and September is on my mind. Got to get more serious about training. And so I’ve headed out a few times while here, to try to keep some conditioning. The roads are quiet around the house and luckily they are quite shaded as well. The heat has been punishing for someone…Read more Je suis perdu
I’m about a third of the way through the 30 day plank challenge. I tried it last year but didn’t complete it and so I’m going again. Already I’m struggling to remember to fit it in, which is unforgivable as it will only ever take up 5 minutes of my day. If you do a…Read more Thick as two short…
It’s time to dust off the website and get back out on the road. After a very quiet 2016 I have plans again this year. I’ve spent time getting myself back together physically and feel as though I am getting back to where I was fitness wise 5 years ago. With unemployment staring me in…Read more I’m back!!
The first stage of Global Corporate Challenge is over and I must admit that I was struggling to hit my 10,000 steps a day at first. My average has crept up though and I’m motoring along now. I’m starting to have to think of strategies for increasing my steps throughout the day and it is…Read more Global Corporate Challenge
It’s been a while since I last wrote, and to be honest I have done very little that was worth sharing. Life has continued apace, our great French adventure is taking shape, and I have been sitting around on my backside getting slower, older and heavier. But fear not dear reader, for a couple of…Read more What is best in life?
Training in the gym is progressing and I have started my training for this year’s attempt on the National 3 Peaks. I have a feeling that this time we are going to complete it and so I want to feel as though I can manage it without dying. The key will be in pacing ourselves…Read more Route 76