Oh, hi!

I know.  I know I don’t update this place enough, and I’m a rubbish blogger, these days.  If it helps, you should see my other blog…. No, really. Look, I basically do three things in my life.  I work, I run and I sew.  I write blogs about the latter two, and I’d write one…

New Year’s Difficulty

New Year’s Eve is a difficult time for me.  I have PTSD, which is related to an old relationship and NYE.  Each passing year, I think it will be easier.  But each year it serves simply as a trapdoor through time and the evening passes in a haze of flashbacks, panic attacks, breathing exercises and…

Frosty. Sparkling.

I’ve been mixing it up a little, the last few days.  I was supposed to run intervals on boxing day, and do a long walk on my birthday.  But rich food, good company and late nights conspired to make me good for not much on boxing day, so I ran birthday intervals, instead.  Today was…

Tough 10

Yesterday, I set out with my lovely neighbour, Kirsty, for another race.  Our races together are characterised by not taking things entirely seriously.  Our training for this race consisted pretty much solely of last week’s cross country shenanigans round the local woods and farmland. This week, I’ve done a little running – 5km on Thursday…

Wandering winter wonders…

Oh, spring marathon! With your 16 week training schedule and your athlete-focussed approach! How little you have to say in all your brochures and glossy bits of puff about that greatest of British variables… winter weather. I suppose for much of the 7 weeks since Christmas, we have actually been particularly blessed.  It’s been a…