In Memoriam - Ineke Poultney This is my first post since the sad passing of Ineke last week after a courageous battle against cancer. She showed her unique humour and quirky view of the world until the end. She was always prompting me to blog, and it seems my humour and photography were greatly valued … Continue reading Thomas the Tank Friday
The title was inspired by my little grandson as he walked through the supermarket today beseeching everyone to be happy! I added the Tempo Tuesday, of course, with just a slight hint of sarcasm. These runs are a bit more demanding than my gentle little jogs and recovery runs - I always seem to be … Continue reading Everybody Be Happy – It’s Tempo Tuesday!
Haha, I'm only joking - my first run since the end of September and I didn't fall over! However, autumn is a very special time of the year. Come October, I can feel the Earth slip on its axis and there is a perceptible shift in the light-dark balance. Next weekend sees the end of … Continue reading Falling for Autumn
I think the word vicarious has ecclesiastical origins, so it is fitting for a Sunday post. By good fortune I have found myself here in Sofia on the day of their marathon. I went to have a look at the runners as they ran round the Palace of Culture. There was quite a long uphill … Continue reading Vicarious Sofia Sunday
Not to mention Tempo-free Tuesday! It has been one of those weeks where lots of thoughts about running have not been put into practice. I think there are two main contributory factors to this state of affairs. Firstly, a lovely autumn cold, with all that entails - especially the lethargy, each movement as slow and … Continue reading Fartlekless Friday
So, we're getting all highbrow now are we, throwing in a bit of Latin to make a mundane post seem more interesting? Absolutely. Guilty as charged. Mea culpa. Another deviation from tradition today because I undertook my long run in the late afternoon instead of in the morning. It actually worked out well, having time … Continue reading Ad Libitum Sunday Running
On Sunday I "reluctantly" sacrificed my long run to take part in my first 5km race. This is a lovely distance I have run many times over the past couple of years or so. It has been part of my recovery and speed runs. Strangely enough, it has also been part of my long … Continue reading “Beat The Sunset” Sunday