At the beginning of this year I planned to complete one half marathons every month in 2017. I started off well, with seven runs run by the first week of July. And then I sprained my ankle. August’s planned run was on the 1st, so that was moved to the 13th with hope that I […]Read more "Best Laid Plans"
It was a Saturday in February, a few weeks before your 9th birthday. I was waiting for my results to see which school I was going to go to that September. You had been out with someone (Mum or Dad) and had come back with something for me. There was a card, wishing me luck. […]Read more "Bird Feeders – A memory"
I am now back at work after my four month sabbatical. I thought I would mind and have a real problem with returning, but I have reflected on what I have achieved while off, and have some plans going forward, so it’s not too bad. Achievements: Try new things – singing in public, stand up […]Read more "Reflections"
(Written months ago, but finally posted!) The plan was for the team to travel to the Cotswolds, attempt to cover 100 miles in the 24 hours given (maybe using the extra hour available too if needed), and have a good old laugh/chill out in the process. This had been in the diary for months; it […]Read more "Cotswold 24 Relay – my first DNS"
I wear contact lenses. And glasses I guess, but they are only for the 10 minutes before going to, and getting up out of, bed – my contacts go in the rest of the time. But, I still need glasses that are of the right prescription just in case I can’t wear contacts for any […]Read more "Blurred Vision"
I am now at the end of week three of my 19 week sabbatical. So what have I achieved so far? Completed Booked a holiday with Adam and my Mum (Rhodes in only a couple of weeks) A few household-y tidying – clearing the cellar, changing the kitchen door handles Lunches with friends/my Dad – […]Read more "Sabbatical Update: Weeks 1-3"
This Friday I leave my job for 4 whole months. I have handed over massive chunks of my role to the very capable backfill that is now in place, I have repaid my season ticket loan to work, I have told family & friends… it is actually happening! I remember the moment, in that training […]Read more "The Final Countdown"