You know when you decide to treat yourself to a new dress? Sometimes all the stars align and you find exactly what you're looking for - right style, right colour, maybe it's on sale at TK Maxx and is therefore so cheap it's practically in minus figures. You try it on and it looks even … Continue reading Kit Review: Stuff with Pockets!
Well. That was a tough one. Marathon number 4, Richmond RunFest Marathon. A small, local race in familiar territory. Why was I running this race again? I hadn't really considered that question beyond wanting to achieve a time goal. I'd booked it almost a year ago in the aftermath of getting around the 4:30 mark … Continue reading Better than Kipchoge (Sort Of..!)
How many half marathons have I run now...16, 17? Not counting two which came up very short for various organisational cock-up based reasons, I think it was 16 at the start of this month. Half Marathon 17 was the Newark Half in Nottinghamshire on 12th August. At a suitable point in both mine and Mr. … Continue reading Levelling Up – the Sub-2 Half
You know that feature at the front of Runner's World, 'Rave Run'? Well I had my very own one of those at the weekend. Mr. Duff and I were up in Aberdeen for a family visit. The purpose of the visit was a birthday surprise, so we were actually hiding out in Aberdeen for a … Continue reading Fit’s Adee – Old Deeside Line
You might have noticed it’s been a bit warm outside recently. I mean, I say a bit warm. Hotter than Lucifer’s Runderwear on a particularly muggy day in the middle of the Gobi desert might be a rather more accurate assessment. Choosing suitable kit to run in during the heat wave is an interesting question … Continue reading Midriff Class Guilt
Brace yourselves ladies and gents, because there are going to be a lot of pictures of food coming up. Aside from when I've eaten an especially delicious looking piece of cake (I do love cake - more on that later), I'm not really a 'let's all take pictures of what we're eating and tell the … Continue reading Food Glorious Food – The Runner’s Cookbook Review
I've been for a run tonight. Oh yes, hello - it's me. I'm still here, honest. I've just been a bit on the busy side at work. Which is fine - work is there to be done and all that - but being an archetypal A-grade Type A person with a name beginning with A … Continue reading Moving Targets
Well that was unexpected! Today was the Cancer Research Winter 10k in London. I mentioned earlier in the week that I was apprehensive about this race because I really didn't feel that I was properly trained or prepared for it. On the other hand, when I have done a bit of tempo running lately the … Continue reading Tales of the Unexpected – Cancer Research Winter Run
Ugh, January. I don't usually mind January. It's a time for new beginnings, good intentions and at least two weeks with a bit less cake. But this year I definitely didn't get the best out of January and am pretty happy to see the back of it. Having had Horrid Lurgy which pretty much stopped … Continue reading (Not) Running Every Day January
I've got a bit of a bad habit with my long runs when left to my own devices. I'll plan out a route for the distance I want to do, usually starting and finishing at my front door. Then invariably I'll get a few miles from the end and decide I really don't want to … Continue reading Stick to the Plan!