Widnes Parkrun

I dropped the ball over the last few nights on blogging, I basically fell asleep on the sofa pre-blog. So I have ended the blog everyday portion of my Janathon. Today however was the Widnes Parkrun and their 3rd birthday. The course itself is 3 loops of Victoria Park in Widnes. So it is pretty…

#Janathon day 15: Walking & Running

I forgot to set my alarm! I thought I had but I had neglected to press save. Thankfully I wake up around the right time anyway and only lost 15min waking at 645 instead of 630. It was raining when I went out with Doug but we had a nice walk. Thankfully by the time…

#Janathon day 10: walk, run, work

The unwelcome noise of the alarm chimed at 630 and Doug reluctantly joined me down stairs as I got ready for our walk. We stepped out into the misty morning and set off. I don’t think he was convinced but accepted it was happening eventually. Once I got back I dished out his breakfast which…

#Janathon day 9: wee run and a couple of wanders

I was thinking about a longer run but it was cold, windy and my knee was sore. I decided it wasn’t sore enough to justify not running, but I figured I would do a mile and push myself as I have been averaging 12min miles. After walking Doug and sorting out around the house I…

#Janathon day 8: an unexpected run

It was another late start today as I was off. The temp was reading -5 and Doug wasn’t keen, I eventually got bored of waiting for him at 830 and off we went. We had a nice walk and despite some skipping and doggy looks he took it in good spirits. Once I got back…

#Janathon day 7: another run managed

It was a bit cold this morning! We got up about 7 but Doug wasn’t for getting up. So we went back to bed. When it got to 9 he was ready so off we went. Everything was still a bit frozen but despite the frosted look it wasn’t icy. We had a decent walk…

#Janathon day 6: I ran

Well I finally ran! I did the Parkrun today in St Helens. It was an early start with a Doug walk and the off to Victoria Park with Dave. The course itself takes in quiet a few loops, but I was a decent course and there was plenty of space to pass and be passed….

#Janathon day 1: New Years Day Parkrun

I’m gonna give blogging a shot for January, see if I can get back in the grove. I only managed 59 runs and 282miles in 2017! So I need to improve on that. I have decided to bro g it back to where it started and do a Janathon, although I haven’t managed a full…

#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,…