Liebster Award (and list)

First, this week’s list. It’s very short this week. week 11: total miles run = 9   weight = god knows! I’m on holiday. I dread to think. Eeek!!….. Other stuff: not much running, no cycling or swimming. But more yoga than usual, and some R&R. Which was needed. So…. I’ve actually been nominated for…

Lanhydrock parkrun (mud, hills, beauty, and lots of smiles)

“So…. anyone who’s doing this parkrun for the first time, come and stand over here” …all but a handful of the runners followed the Race Director across the grass, coming out from under the tree, where they’d been sheltering from the rain. “The regulars have more sense. They’re all at home!” It was grey and…

Where were we?

No running today, but I did do the half hour Yin yoga session for hips/hamstrings that I’d tried for the first time the other night. This time, I found it much easier to relax into it and switch off. I really enjoyed it. I realised part way through that I was quite hot and red-faced,…

New shoooooooes!

I’ve been mmmm-ing and aaaah-ing about whether to get some for weeks now. But my current running shoes are literally years old, and my feet have actually got bigger since I last wore them (that’s pregnancy for you). And they were beginning to hurt a bit. But shoes are so expensive. However, I found some…

Best laid plans…

As I said before, I’m a planner. But I don’t mind adapting my plans when I have to. Today, after days of glorious sunshine, we returned to more traditional British Summer Weather. (that’s grey skies, lots of rain, and a nice cool sea “breeze”) I’d planned to run first thing this morning, before the kids…

Time out (panic and yoga)

The last week or so has been really strange. Very unusual. Because I have sat at my laptop every evening, but I haven’t been working. It’s the summer holiday. I’m a teacher. That’s the great thing about being a teacher, isn’t it? The looooong holidays! Except that, if you talk to any teacher, they’ll tell…