Monday Photograph #31

Family running business continued this week: Demi completed week 6 of her couch (back)-to 5k programme with a 25′ run taking in that Braunstone parkrun hill; Philip did pushchair / run reps; and Daddy continued working on his dodgy ankle (I now have an old injury story – hurray!) and then went out and did what…

Monday Photographs #29 & #30

It has been another very busy couple of weeks, which have kept me away from my blog – and so much more besides! It’s a shame, because there is loads I want to write about, including: 1) a review of the Leicester half-marathon on 14 October; 2) some thoughts about running during a work trip…

Monday Photograph #28

I was in Madrid for work over a three day period last week, and cheekily stuffed my  running kit in my hand luggage. No one was one more surprised than me that I actually came round to use it, but that may be the story for another post! Nice as it was, I’m pleased to…

Monday Photograph #27

Autumn has turned from the “golden leaf and crisp evening” type to the more usual “pouring it down like there’s no tomorrow” type which we are acustumed to in the UK… But in spite of the weather the whole family has been out running:   Daddy runner came within 10” of his half-marathon PB on…

Monday Photograph #26

We are getting into autumn proper now, and I made a point of thoroughly enjoying it last week: We went out splashing in puddles, running through an empty Bradgate Park and meandering through dark woods at dusk!   The relive video is here: https://www.relive.cc/view/1891545083 Happy running!    

Monday Photograph #25

I sometimes daydream that when my hard work finally earns me a fortune / stumble across a winning lottery ticket / Brexit completes and we are rolling in the untold riches we have each been promised (select according to you personal beliefs), I will open a little taverna on an uninhabitted corner of a large…

Monday Photographs #22, #23 & #24

I’ve been away again through a combination of leave and family visits, so here’s a catch up post: Autumn is well and truly here, but that hasn’t affected our running. Wk#22 – speed reps in the rain Across the river from where we live there is this narrow lane leading to some alotments via a…

Coming out as a fraud…

“Respect to you marathon-running guys though; you can’t blag a marathon” were Alistair’s first remarks to us after he had completed the notoriously difficult Snowdonia Marathon for his first attempt at the distance. Or words to that effect at any rate: I was too busy trying to evade his gaze, because I felt that that…

Monday Photograph #21

The dreaded lurgy might have scuppered my plans to run the John Frazer 10 on Sunday, but fortunately we weren’t a runner-less family all weekend: Man-flu is on the way out, you’ll be pleased to hear, and I went out for what must count as my first autumn run: heavy skies, rain, and fading light.

Learning from not only mistakes

They say one should learn from one’s mistakes, but I think there is also much to learn when things go well too. Instead, the temptation is often to congratulate ourselves for our – wholly deserved, we are sure – success instead of critically examining what happened and see whether there is anything we can learn…