How time flies when you’re having fun. And likewise, it drags when you’re not. And in between is where most of the rest of life happens. It’s been a busy few weeks between work and home life. Odi the wonder greyhound continues to win our hearts with his suave nonchalance, incredible turn of pace in … More Maxed out
In the general scheme of things, that’s a naughty title, I admit. Let me explain. We’ve been under the kosh of late in the station. Low crewing levels due to illness have meant that even mundane things like going for a run have been tedious to arrange, and oft-times, simply not possible. It’s total and … More Drive-by shooting
IN WHICH WE CELEBRATE OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (AND A BIRTHDAY) – ATTEMPT TO EAT OUR OWN BODY WEIGHT IN PIZZA, AND PLOT A COURSE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR… Last week was the peak in the programme. The speed work and tempo runs are pretty much at their max, and yesterday was the longest … More Pizza by the kilo…
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Well, this hopefully won’t be my last post, but it most probably will be the last one before the marathon on Sunday morning. There’s not a lot to report in … More Welcome, huddled masses!
After the excitement of the Athy triathlon and the prospect of kick-starting the marathon training programme, my body (and mostly the legs department) gave me a reality check. I had done a few decent runs in the week after the race, culminating in a parkrun. Heavy legs; slow times. No issue with that, and … More Whoa there!
Tender woman mourns a man Sits in silent sorrow with a bottle in her hand Tell me all you need to tell Why is it you whisper when you really need to yell ‘Wisely and Slow’ The Staves Well the next few months is starting to take shape. If all goes well, Mark and I … More Wisely and slow
HOW DO YOU SIMULTANEOUSLY SWIM IN AND OVER A RIVER? YOU MAY HAVE TO READ THIS BLOG POST TO FIND OUT. BUT HEY, IT HARDLY COUNTS AS CLICK-BAIT, NOW, DOES IT! The week’s training came to an end, and it was only when I was filling in the diary that I realised we had actually done something … More Riddle me this…
IN WHICH WE TAKE ON A NEW CHALLENGE, DIP A TENTATIVE TOE INTO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CHI, AND PONDER ON THE EFFICACY OF MARTIAN TRIPODS AND AT-ATs IN THEIR QUEST FOR FORWARD MOTION… Thanks Saoirse. I was working late in the home office and my son Dallan was cooking the dinner. Saoirse came home and … More Let us proclaim the mystery of the faith