It seems like a lifetime ago when I wrote this post, but according to all of the conventional forms of measuring time and dates, it was only back in June of this year. This year. 2020. No ordinary year. I bring it up not to recall the days when the sun was shining, but more … More Finding my sea legs again
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!
IN WHICH WE FINALLY GET OFF THE FLAT TRAILS OF COUNTY KILDARE AND INTO THE MOUNTAINS IN PREPARATION FOR THE CONNEMARA 100 I’m about 6 miles out of Laragh on the road heading for Sally Gap, and the weather forecast is letting me down. It is certainly a different world up here, in the Wicklow … More Through the Gap
“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
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