Summer into Autumn

The summer was packed with days out, new experiences and the odd bit of decorating. Richard and I took a trip on the Tornado steam train from Walton on the Naze to Colchester in August.  The Tornado is a new steam train which has been built by hand based on a traditional steam locomotive.  It was…

Wimpole. Yep. Another picnic. 

Another weekend.  More scorching hot weather (so hot in fact we left Wimpole early as there was no shade which made it unbearable).  We made the most of it thought and visited Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.  We took a picnic (this time with lovely fresh English strawberries) and enjoyed our lunch in a shady patch…

Life lessons…

Lesson 1 – Never tell your Physiotherapist everything is going well I went back to the physio this week expecting her to say I didn’t have to go back.  Things were feeling good and I was breaking the targets set by the physio. I soon learnt I should have kept quiet as she gave me…

Seven days in Sunny June!

Well not sunny…  I really wanted to get out for a run today after working at home (and it was sunny this morning).  But sadly now it is lashing down – water is pouring down the road.  I could go out but I do not want to slip and cause myself any mischief. I went…

Hot Thing

Today was another hot one but that didn’t stop me! I had another appointment with the Physio yesterday and have receive some deep tissue massage which really hit the spot.  I’ve also got more exercises to stretch my calves which are sore whilst doing them, but generally feel better.  The run was good. I ran…

Riser-ing to the occasion!

I managed to complete a run this evening to try out the risers the physiotherapist gave me yesterday. Although they did not feel as uncomfortable or as large as I was expecting them to. I ran a single loop around where we live which took me to 15 minutes and just over 2K. Yes there…

Time to breathe 

It’s a lovely weekend and I have decided not to run today. The weather has turned again and it has been glorious over the weekend. Richard and I walked into Colchester yesterday, taking in the sights in the park, heading into town and then back to the the park for an impromptu picnic before heading…

Is it winter again?

Well that run was… cold! It was really really cold.  It’s been windy and cold all week and it really my motivation.  I did put on a long sleeve top but I almost went back to get a jacket! I enjoyed todays run though.  Set the timer for 30 minutes.  Had a minor walk section…

The pork and leek training session

We have had friends stay this weekend and the weather has been rather glorious and hot. Yesterday whilst we were enjoying a lovely day on the beach in Southwold, the temperature did get to 29 degrees. Today has been not as hot but the humidity has increased as there is a storm approaching. As we’ve…

Today’s interval session was hard work :(

I ran 5K intervals today and I found it hard going. It was very humid out plus my calves felt like they were made of stone today. I used an old interval plan I set up when I ran with a colleague a couple weeks ago and although I could not really remember how I…

Final “distance” run before @Pride10K

Today’s target was 6K but I wasn’t quite ready for 26 degree heat!  I am not complaining though as it’s all good practice and I ran 6K without much trouble. I am happy that I ran continuously to 4K before having a brief interlude for a drink then carrying on to complete the 6K target….