After nearly sixteen years as a firefighter in my local station, I have decided to hang up my boots. It’s been quite the ride. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of… no, sorry. That’s not my speech. Apologies. My speech will be far more mundane, assuming I get … More Clearing out my locker
IN WHICH WE DRAW A TENTATIVE LINE UNDER THE LAST FEW WEEKS OF TURBULENCE AND GET BACK TO A LITTLE BIT OF RUNNING, WHICH IS, AFTER ALL, WHAT KEEPS ME GOING. DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE? DID YOU? (YES, YES WE DID. ED.) In every superhero partnership, one is the sidekick, said my … More The Middle of Nowhere
Last week was a so-so week, training-wise. After the long run with Gary along the canal, I managed one mid-week run before hitting the canal with Gary once more, for a more modest 16.5k. It was a broken up run too, because we are pitching an idea about the Greenway and it necessitated multiple stops … More Spin cycle
Many, many moons ago, Irish stout brewer Beamish produced one of the more erudite ad campaigns, centred around the slogan ‘Consistency in a World Gone Mad’. It was catchy, and appealed to a new audience, and they needed all the help they could get, pitted against the behemoth that is Guinness (and Diageo). Not sure … More Madness in a world gone consistent
A RATHER RANDOM POST IN WHICH WE WITNESS A MAULING IN LIMERICK, VISIT A VERY OLD FRIEND IN KILDARE, DISCOVER SOME ODD SHAPES AROUND THE HOUSE, AND TOG OUT FOR A GOOD MATE IN THE FIRE SERVICE… AND ALL THE WHILE THE MILES KEEP TICKIN’ AWAY… A dear old friend of my Dad’s was … More Holly woz ‘ere…
A RAMBLING ENTRY IN WHICH WE ENTER THE END GAME OF THE TRAINING SCHEDULE, HAVE A VISIT FROM MY BROTHER AND NEPHEWS, GO SLIGHTLY OFF-PISTE IN THE BEER DEPARTMENT, LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT IRELAND’S GREATEST FOOTBALLER, AND DISCOVER (THANKS TO A BLOGGER), THE MEANING OF LIFE… Yes, some heady topics in there alright. My brother … More Who is Ireland’s greatest football player?