#RTD: English Half Marathon

Today was the EHM in Warrington. It started with a drizzly Doug walk and the a few house hold jobs before blending some breakfast. Then we headed to Warrington. We parked up and drifted to the start line. The finishing line was also in sight from my vantage point around the 2hr50 mark. The start…

#RTD a few miles covered

Monday marked 3 weeks smoke free and it was an early start with Doug getting walked just before the sun got round to popping up. We mostly managed to enjoy a dry walk but the rain was heavy towards the end and the wind was picking up. Which made the prospect of going out for…

#RTD: hmmm it can only end well

For those of you that have been paying attention you may well have noticed that I haven’t moved much. My training has been impacted by a heady mix of smoking (quit again), over worked, increased carer role and sheer bone idleness! I still give Doug his daily walks and hit about 10000 steps most days,…

#RTD Week2-3: a couple of runs

Well it has been a busy two weeks, but sadly not in relation to exercise. Most definately not in respect of training. But a busy time all the same. I am struggling a bit with this work life balance business. I hope that at some point it will work out, although I suspect more of…

#RTD Week 1: Running and Yoga

Monday was day 1 of week 1 of my 20 week training program to get me ready for the Dublin Marathon. Myself, Dave, Steve and Andy have all started our respective journeys on the road to Dublin. Including setting up the appropriately named whatsapp group. The challenge for day 1 was to finish on time,…

Road to Dublin #RTD about to start

Well I haven’t actually been quite as stationary as this blog would have you think. In that I have occasionally moved. But only occasionally. My last proper run was the Great Manchester Run at the end of May. It was an emotional day following the attacks which took place and a bloody long run with…

Hmmm it’s been proper ages .. so here is an update

It has been a while since the Liverpool Half and I’ve been a bit idle.  I did the Chester Parkrun a while ago (29/4/17). But since May I haven’t run! I have cycled though! But only once, Last weekend in fact, we went to Warrington & back Today I did the Warrington Parkrun. Which wasn’t…

Week 8: cycling, squash and running

Monday was a nice day, the sun was shinning and I even had a wee walk with my lunch/coffee Before my training. The evening was spent in the gym with Liam. We played a game of squash, by which I mean we ran around occasionally hitting the ball but mostly not! It was followed by…

Week 7: running and hiking

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday I worked, walked Doug and slept!  Friday arrived and the sun was shining as I walked Doug and the thought of a run was appealing.  I decided a 10k was in order and set out for a run once everything was sorted at home. But as I was running I just…

Week 6: running but not very much, or very far

Monday was a nice day in Dublin, we did an awful lot of walking. We also managed to drînk many coffees, the occasional Guinness and I gave Alan a tour of my Dublîn. Tuesday was the return trip so an early start, lunch with the family, a trip to the doughnut shop and then the…

Week 5: run, fly.. short one really!

Monday was the first day of my 4 day week in the office. It started as all good days should with a Doug walk. I had debated as to whether to alter my schedule this week as I was flying out to Dublin on Saturday. But I decided against I as I didn’t want to…

St Helens 10k

The St Helens 10k is in its 7th year, but it is only the second time for myself. The day was to be started early getting Doug walked and then it was waiting for my pick up from Dave. I had prepped my shirt the night before along with my post run change.  My other…