Since I last wrote, we've done our last 2 long and hilly training runs and there are now just 10 days to go before we race up Snowdon in the Scott Snowdonia trail half marathon, our ultimate goal. I can't do any more. I couldn't have done any more. In training for this event, this year I've... Continue Reading →
I conquered Excalibur!
Yesterday, John and I completed the first of our two big races, the Excalibur half marathon, a 21 kilometre trail race in the Clwydian mountain range with over 900 metres of ascent. As a friend commented on my Facebook post, a gruelling route! The evening before, we parked up and had tea in the car park at the bottom of the Jubilee... Continue Reading →
Sun, snow & seals: an awesome weekend
It has to be said... the long run wasn't the highlight of my weekend, the sea kayaking was, particularly when we saw seals and one particularly inquisitive one came to investigate my boat. The weather and sea conditions were perfect for a paddle and I had a lovely, if tiring day, paddling 16k from Rhos on Sea,... Continue Reading →
A running roller coaster
On Friday, John and I were aching after a weights session... the sort of aching that means you crawl up the stairs and struggle to sit on the toilet! As I sat on the train back from working in Manchester, I was tired and really hoped he wouldn't reply to my text about meeting me... Continue Reading →
John read yesterday’s blog and pointed out that I don’t always dislike running. And he went on to say that, at the end of a run, sometimes I’ve even said I’ve enjoyed it! He is, of course, correct.I had good cause to think about this today, because today I had one of those enjoyable runs.... Continue Reading →