After the excitement of the Athy triathlon and the prospect of kick-starting the marathon training programme, my body (and mostly the legs department) gave me a reality check. I had done a few decent runs in the week after the race, culminating in a parkrun. Heavy legs; slow times. No issue with that, and … More Whoa there!
IN WHICH WE FINALLY, SORT OF, WELL, KICKSTART OUR MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAMME WITH SOME SERIOUS, EH, WALKING, RUNNING AND SWIMMING… AND SOME REALLY TASTY FISH AND CHIPS… I decided the Olympic triathlon would be a good starting point for getting serious with the marathon training programme. The marathon is not until the end of October, … More “Suits you, sir”
As they say (whoever ‘they’ are), you wait for a bus for ages, and then two come along together. Maybe buses are like women, and they have to go in pairs? Like going to the loo? Anyway, let’s not digress. We’re only starting this blog post and already we’re slipping dangerously off-message. In an era … More And then two come along together…
Hi All, I haven’t posted for a while (forgive me father, for I have sinned) and that’s mostly because I have been busy with work. Not a bad complaint I guess. So, quick and dirty. Check out this petition, and please sign it and pass it on. It’s where I run all the time. It’s … More Save the Park
IN WHICH THERE ARE RUNS THAT RAN OUT, WALKS BY THE CANAL, EVEN MORE CANAL (THIS TIME IN KAYAKS) AND A NICE CODA The workout schedule has gone a little hat-stand but that’s okay. Last saturday was a short run after a long, hot day. As I recall, a good day. An early start, and then … More Ducks in a row
My mate asked me to read through some text for his website. I duly obliged, and for some unknown reason, there were a plethora of hyphens missing. AWOL. Gone. And by ‘plethora’ I mean a feckin’ shedload. I highlighted each one, along with other small suggestions for readability and grammar. This morning, he emailed me this … More Hyphen-nation and the underdog
Busy week. Lots on in the office. Station is quiet, but then that is a good thing for the citizens of Leixlip and beyond as it means they have found clever ways to avoid coming a cropper in their homes and cars and other places. Well done all. I was delighted to be able to … More The mind. It matters.
Me and the Big G man would have a funny relationship. Funny on the basis that I don’t believe in God, so as relationships go, it’s a bit of a non-starter. So we just ignore each other, and that seems to work fine. Not that it stops me popping in to say hi every now … More A good day for polishing
At the weekend, S and I took her niece and nephew off to Dublin Zoo. It’s a far cry from the original Victorian edifice; the zoo opened in 1831 in an era that straddles Georgian and Regency, just prior to the long reign of Queen Victoria. Of course, this English history is relevant to Ireland … More To zoo or not to zoo…
Just a quick shout out to Kristian at MdS Challenge who’s heading off to the world’s biggest desert to do a light spot of running. Here’s the official website if you fancy checking up on the factual stuff. I am of course talking about the Marathon des Sables, sables being the French for sands. So the … More Safe travels