Drive-by shooting

In the general scheme of things, that’s a naughty title, I admit. Let me explain. We’ve been under the kosh of late in the station. Low crewing levels due to illness have meant that even mundane things like going for a run have been tedious to arrange, and oft-times, simply not possible. It’s total and … More Drive-by shooting

99 Problems…

… So what’s the big deal adding one more? Well, in this case, it’s one more mile on top of 99, so we’ll see how chirpy we are when we get to that stage. Assuming we do get to that stage… I won’t particularly miss January. Nothing personal, but it’s been a tough few months. … More 99 Problems…

Farewell, 2018

Well, a quick post follows. The year has ended in that typical rush, when all the jobs you thought you had lots of time to complete all telescoped into one mad scramble. I suppose ripping out the home office, redecorating, and trying to reassemble everything in time for work wasn’t the best plan. But if … More Farewell, 2018

A step too far

Winter is well and truly upon us. The bird feeders have been stocked, firewood has been delivered and stacked, and shopping bags are starting to accumulate in the bedroom, with orders not to look inside. On Saturday, I dragged my weary bones over to Castletown House demense to see if I could make a dent … More A step too far

Taper time…

IN WHICH MONTHS OF TRAINING ARE NEARING AN END, AND WE CAST A COLD EYE ON THE DUBLIN MARATHON COURSE, PLUS AUTUMN THROWS UP A FEW GOLDEN MOMENTS… Well, that seems to have come around fairly quickly. My mate and I have been training for the Dublin Marathon (how do you know someone is training … More Taper time…

Pizza by the kilo…

IN WHICH WE CELEBRATE OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (AND A BIRTHDAY) – ATTEMPT TO EAT OUR OWN BODY WEIGHT IN PIZZA, AND PLOT A COURSE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR… Last week was the peak in the programme. The speed work and tempo runs are pretty much at their max, and yesterday was the longest … More Pizza by the kilo…

A Sting in the Tail

Another week has passed, and another week closer to the Dublin Marathon at the end of October. Training has been going well. A few breaks here and there for holidays, but then stoppages can occur at any time… We have just had one of the sunniest Summers on record, so rain has not been an … More A Sting in the Tail