Eating my way around beautiful Cornwall!

I have been quiet of late because I have been on holiday to the lovely county of Cornwall in the South West of England.  We stayed in a little cottage in a village just outside the seaside resort of Newquay and spent our days sightseeing and walking the beautiful coastal paths. I particularly loved the…

My running week – 23rd April to 29th April

This week I achieved that rarest of things for me – three runs in one week! Now that I have reduced my mileage to just three miles I am finding things much more manageable, my legs don’t ache after the runs and I don’t have the running munchies afterwards.  I have also started running with…

My running week – 26th March to 1st April

The best laid schemes of mice and men ….. I signed off my last running blog with hopes of running 3 times last week, needless to say this didn’t happen.  The weather, the Easter Bank Holiday and my own laziness conspired against me and I only actually managed 1 of my planned runs.  Oops.  However,…

My running week – 19th to 25th March

This week I’ve had a really nice, pressure free, running week.  I’ve concentrated on shorter distances and after one run of just 2.65 miles my legs wanted more when I got home, I guess as a result of the long runs I have been doing, this is definitely a new experience for me! I only…

My running week – 26th February to 5th March

The story of last week for many parts of the UK was the snow and the so called ‘beast from the east’.  We escaped the bad weather until Thursday when the snow came down pretty hard and the wind was particularly biting.  All had cleared by Sunday night but alas this wasn’t early enough to…

All the gear – no idea?

Maybe it’s the Accountant in me, but I love measuring and recording things and always have a gadget to help me do this, whether it’s ‘fancy pants’ weighing scales or a Garmin GPS watch which is vastly overspec’d for my needs.  I have spreadsheets going back years which log my weight, my measurements and copious…

My running week – 19th to 25th February

This week I managed to run 3 times, only dropping my run on Friday where I opted to take the dogs for a long walk instead (a cop out I know). On Monday I ran on the treadmill for 3 miles and used it as an opportunity to do some fartlek training.  According to the…

My running

This week I’ve been enjoying two blogs on WordPress called ‘How NOT to Run a Marathon‘ and ‘mawil1’s Blog‘, written by two lovely ladies who like to run.  This got me thinking about my own running and perhaps writing about it on my blog also. Like many, my first attempts at running were when I…

When did life get so hard?!

I like to think that I’m a positive person, I don’t tend to have ‘downers’ or dwell on the negative stuff.  I’m the optimist who signs up for crazy sporting challenges, because of course I’ll be fit enough and thin enough to run a marathon or cycle 100 miles in six months time because this…