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"
Running Since the Dartford Half Marathon I have not been doing so much of the running… I actually didn’t run at all the week following (there was a 25min recovery static cycle) and then the following week I did nothing until the Saturday (12 whole non-running days) where we went along and ran the Great […]Read more "Running & Life Updates – March17"
Yesterday I ran the Brighton Half Marathon. This was to be a lot of firsts: My first Half Marathon race My first full road race The first race I had run with more than ~500 people First time staying away from home for a race I was running And in the end I achieved: All of the […]Read more "Brighton Half Marathon"
So, we are over three weeks in to the ketosis-attempt-but-now-low-carb diet, and we have hit a slump. It is not so enjoyable. This weekend we went up to Birmingham to visit the Christmas markets and the Lantern Festival at the Botanical Gardens. That was all lovely and we had a great time. But… finding food […]Read more "Day 23 in the low-carb house"
We have just returned from a week in Crete so I thought I would capture/share some highlights: Aquaworld Just 1km down from the hotel is Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre; a small place that does what it says in the name. As we arrived we were sent straight through to the back so we […]Read more "Cretan Highlights"
First world problem no.1: (currently open) Tomorrow is my first day of unpaid leave from work (I am taking every other Friday off of work as unpaid to have more time to do… well we shall see!) and I don’t know what to do with myself. I could make the most of the day: go […]Read more "First world problems"