With the world still tripping over the hurdles of COVID, and largely enthralled with the results of the US presidential election, I thought it would be an apt moment to write about greyhounds. Because, well, greyhounds. I can never remember a time in my life when there wasn’t a dog around. My first memory of … More An Ode to Odi
a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view: most guidebook history is written from the editor’s perspective. • [ mass noun ] true understanding of the relative importance of things; a sense of proportion: we must keep a sense of perspective about what he’s done | though these figures shock, … More Perspective
Well, it has indeed been a little while since we last met. That goes for both the Dublin Marathon, and you and I, dear reader. The effects of Connemara are still being felt. After-shocks, you might call them, of the running kind. Not the seismic variety; more just heavy legs, niggly groins, grumbly knees and … More Hello, Dublin!
Well, this blog aims to be as cryptic as it is informative, and I have standards to keep. So, last week, we had a set-back. My two-man crew pulled out for, in fairness, good reasons, and I was left in the lurch. My brother happened to be over from Italy last weekend, and casually mentioned … More On and off the track…
“The Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while the Company is true.” Lady Galadriel The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring So the training continues, though the Connemara100 is not just a one-man band. … More The Quest
So, a quick update. Training is ongoing, though not exactly according to the programme. Mainly this week due to a heavy head cold and niggly cough. Still, got out for a few runs. One of the nicer ones was up the Green Road in the Caher Valley near Fanore in Co. Clare. That was part … More Bonus
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
A quick post, just by way catching up. Training is going okay. I am shy a few miles each week, but as long as I am getting out on the days when I am supposed to, and get near the target, I am happy. And stay injury-free too. S has had to pull out of … More Minus the above