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 #3

Today’s photo is from our boys’ road trip to Paris this weekend! Dash has already proved himself an exceptional travel dog, but I was very proud (and relieved!) to discover that his younger human brother also travels well. Here’s to many more miles – and memories – together! Next time we may even take mummy…

The spice of life

I am always happier after a run, but there were two (otherwise unremarkable) occasions this month that left me particularly euphoric. One was a cheeky run by the Seine when I had popped to my parents to collect Dash and the other a run to the opposite direction of the Grand Union Canal to which…

Nerdy runner!

You left me dear readers, basking in the onset of summer, and already there were indications that after my marathon training in the winter / early spring and the focus on speedwork in the late spring, summer was going to be much lazier… And indeed, in typical Sisyphean fashion I let my fitness roll down…

Gite La Fleurieu

Demi and I were recently given an opportunity to spend a running holiday at the lovely Gite La Fleurieu, in the Lot Valley in SW France, on the occasion of a Channel 4 programme which is due to be filmed there. I have never been on a running / cycling holiday before, but ever since…

Καλοκαίρι

(Summertime – for some reason this post’s title only felt right in Greek!) We came back to England from our holidays to find summer ripened; the fields have lost their bright green colour and turned yellow and the roads are still empty. I did very little running while I was away: The Penny Marathon, of course,…