A Tri for training

Last week’s long runs were supposed to be repeated this weekend, but as usual, life gets in the way. In this instance, though, it was a good distraction. For the last month or so, I knew I was stepping for S in the Athy triathlon. Even though it was her great idea to get two … More A Tri for training

Odi has landed…

IN WHICH WE HOLD OF FOR ABOUT A FORTNIGHT BEFORE CAVING IN AND GETTING A NEW DOG – LIFE GOES ON, AS IT GENERALLY DOES – WE DO A LITTLE MUSICAL CHAIRS WITH THE HOSPITAL, AND I CONTINUE TRAINING… OF SORTS This will be scatter-gun sort of post. Some days, everything just seems to be … More Odi has landed…

Back in the saddle

IN WHICH WE GET SOME EXERCISE THAT DOESN’T INVOLVE RUNNING, RUN OUT OF WOOD AT JUST ABOUT THE RIGHT TIME, AND HAVE A TIMELY REMINDER ABOUT THE LAMENTABLE LEVELS OF SAFETY FOR CYCLISTS ON THE ROAD… AND MAKE YET ANOTHER IMPULSIVE PURCHASE I treated our wood-burning stove to some TLC yesterday. I took the doors … More Back in the saddle

Getting winter-ready

Suddenly it’s Hallowe’en, the clocks have gone back, and we are plunged into what feels like preternatural darkness. This is not the case of course, but it does seem to sneak up every year, and then suddenly heading out for a run after work becomes tricky or downright impossible, unless you have either a well-lit route, … More Getting winter-ready