Monday Photos 2021 #09: “New Tricks for Old Dogs”

Call it (very) early onset mid-life crisis, but last week I set about trying two things I had absolutely no experience in or knowledge of: brickwork and using clip-on pedals! My hands still have the marks of both these endeavours (“Argh, you have a woman’s hands m’lord!“*), but as they both carried through to this…

Running the London Marathon for…

First in a series of posts showcasing the great work The Children’s Society does through words of real people. Today: Molly’s Story and #YoungCarers. I am running the #LondonMarathon to fundraise for them, details inside!

Monday Photos 2021 #08: “Miles and bites”

The ‘week that was’ was filled with friends, runs in beautiful places, lots of yummy food and the formation of new habits! The week’s LR was a social run with three more Harriers; I followed them on beautiful trails I hadn’t been on before, and the good company helped the miles flew past and even…

Monday Photos 2021 #07: “A Tale of Two Runs”

It’s usually the other way round: The longish run in Bradgate Park and Swithland Woods is the one that is good for my soul and photo collection (whatever it might do to my body!), while the shorter, easier runs within a 2 mi radious from home are my bread and butter runs: very important building…

Monday Photos 2021 #06: “The DateRide”

We decided to do something different with Demi for our #DateRun last weekend, and we turned it into a #DateRide. Cycling is one of those things that Demi enjoys doing, but doesn’t necessarily enjoy thinking about doing – if that makes sense. So we decided to make more of an effort to get out on…

Monday Photos 2021 #05

It was another week of good running, managing 40-ish miles with hill pyramids, trail LR in the dark (don’t try this at home!) and rounding it off with a Date Run – and the first bbq of the year! The date run was a 7.5 mi / 12km loop we hadn’t tried before, setting off…

London Marathon for the Children’s Society

The 2021 London Marathon isn’t for another 6 months and two weeks, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start building a decent base fitness: gradually upping the mileage, strengthening all the parts of me that I know will hurt the most ¾ into the longer training runs (I’m looking at you hips!) and…

Monday Photos 2021 #04

It took me three weeks since my last LR, but I finally went out again for a lovely run in and about Bradgate Park on Saturday. The mud was especially wet and squashy, and the wind of the kind that builds waves in puddles! My least favourite bit was the sideways hale, but occasionally the…

Monday Photos 2021 #03

No Long Run this weekend (booo!), but we did make it to the park for Philip’s first kite flying experience (hurray!) There was hardly any wind, but he got the hang of it much faster than I expected him to; and the look of pride on his face after his first succesful flight was almost…

Monday Photos 2021 #02

Where I turn into a middle-aged hippie and embrace barefoot running. On a #DateRun. Yep!