Big Mackerel Sky

“Mackerel sky, mackerel sky. Never long wet and never long dry” You will never waste time staring at clouds. I know folks like to wax lyrical about snowflakes and how they are all unique. Your mileage may vary. But hands up here who has ever actually seen a snowflake under a microscope? And then another, … More Big Mackerel Sky

A lark in the park

May has been a little odd as regards training. A lot of ‘stuff’ has been happening, between the cottage renovations, my own garden, work, and family matters. This weekend just gone, I had planned to have a break with Saoirse to celebrate her birthday. But once again, life intervened. Not in any dramatic fashion; just … More A lark in the park

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

A drought of sorts

We have been suffering a heatwave here in Ireland. As you know, here at unironedman, we like to do the research for you, so you don’t have to. Ya lazy frickin’ bums. An official Irish heatwave kicks in when you have five consecutive days where the temperature is five degrees (or more) above the average. … More A drought of sorts

Colours!

IN WHICH WE HAVE A TOUGH FEW DAYS AT THE OFFICE, TAKE AN ENFORCED RUNNING HIATUS, AND SURVIVE THE NATIONAL FESTIVAL RELATIVELY UNSCATHED Every two years, fire personnel have to undertake Breathing Apparatus refresher courses. For us, it’s a three day┬ácourse, and it’s fairly full on. Essentially, if you can’t pass this course, you can’t … More Colours!

The Grand Tour

IN WHICH WE HAVE THE FIRST SNOWS OF 2017, GET BACK TO SOMETHING APPROACHING NORMAL AS REGARDS TRAINING, AND CONTINUE THE DIY FITNESS┬áREGIME WITH SOME, EH, HOME DIY… It doesn’t really snow much here in Ireland. We were at a little bump the other day (what is technically called an RTC, or road traffic collision) … More The Grand Tour