London.

All shot on Victoria Embankment, London during a short walk along the Thames to clear my head. It’s amazing what you see when you look.

Lunchtime run

Squeezing in a run has been difficult and my work flow seems to be getting heavier so I was determined to manage a run today.   I managed to schedule 45 minutes from my day and headed out around 1130.   It was armistice day today so I was mindful that there would be large…

Yay it’s working ;)

Thankfully when I returned home and dug out the official cable for my Polaroid Cube camera, it worked first time!  (Isn’t micro USB a pain in the ass!). Anyway that mean’s there are indeed some images from today (although I do think the battery was running low which is why it only recorded a handful of shots)….

Swerving and skidding all over London town!

I ran during my lunch break and managed 5K today. Mentally I could have easily have talked myself out of the distance and was planning to head for 4K but as usual I decided closer to 4k to continue. I was aiming to run from work to Tower Bridge but forgot the Thames Path has…

Playing coach and full frontal confidence 

 My colleague decided she wanted to join me again for a run so I did some planning for this session. Following our run on Tuesday I am a little wiser to her abilities so decided to plan for this one. I had an idea of her ability, motivations and our distance so used a guide…

Tongues and fat bitches

  Today’s lunchtime run was very warm and very busy but I did pick up a good pace and challenged myself with a rather haphazard course across the Thames and the South Bank.  I think I did well considering the humidity etc and was pleased with my performance over the 5k course.  I had to stop…

It’s not a smoothie without the banana!

The title of today’s blog came from a statement I made to Tilly when I was preparing my post run smoothie.  I have blended fresh strawberries, frozen raspberries, Greek yogurt and Clementine juice only to realise I had forgotten the banana!  Hence “It’s not a smoothie without the banana” was born!  (It’s been a long…

Join me on my run in London

As mentioned in yesterdays update I took my Polaroid Cube camera with me on my lunchtime 5K in London. Here is a video compilation of some of the highlights with some of the famous sights and landmarks I pass during this route.  (Excuse the shaky cam – I hope it doesn’t make you feel too queasy…

A faster 5K in London

It was supposed to be the smoggiest day of the year and we were warned about training in London but I wanted to get out and about so I did. I decided it it was too much I would simply go back but it felt no worse than normal and the sun was shining so…

Off with his head!

In the interest of time (and the current temperature!), I decided to run during my lunch break today instead of waiting until I got home. This was a good plan as the temp didn’t actually get above zero at all today – and that includes the middle of London. My intention was to complete a…

Westminster to Southwark

I decided to complete todays FARTLEK session in London during my lunch break. The weather had cooled but by lunch it was another scorcher. Luckily the route long the Embankment is lined with trees so for the majority of the time it is sheltered from the mid day sun.  There are bits however, near Blackfriars…

Sunny Lunchtime Run in London (#nationalrunningday)

I planned to run at lunch today and Paul agreed to join me. It was glorious day and as they say mad dogs and English men… Well it was certainly warm and we seemed to have joined all the office workers and as many tourists as possible during the run. We didn’t quite make it…