How is everybody? Just shooting through - sorry I've not been about much, but a combination of someone quitting work before Xmas, and doing lots of commuting means I don't seem to have much free time anymore!
Quick round up of news - doing Grindleford Gallop has re-ignited my interest in running! Thanks for all your kind wishes, weather was much worse than last year, with rain, sleet, wind, mud... but I did knock 23 minutes off last years time, and came in under 4 hours, which I was happy with for 21 hilly trail miles in the Peak District. Other than racing - in 3 weeks time I officially move in with Liz I'm moving down to Hertford, and will be commuting back 4 days a week, working from home on a Wednesday. Quite nervous, as it's the first time I won't be living in Wisbech since the day I was born, but... hugely excited and happy too.
Other than that, not much to tell really, running hasn't been going that well...or that badly, but now I'm getting interested again so hopefully I'll have more to report. North Downs Way 50 next...
Morning all, just popping on quickly while at work
Hope everyone is okay?
DJ - thinking of you...
Had a nice long run yesterday along the Lee Valley towpath - Liz did the first 7km with me then I carried on, ended up at just over 14m. Am paying for it a bit today with some achy muscles - it's the longest run I've done since the Druids Ultra with Lou at the beginning of November, and the longest tarmac run in a lot longer!!
Just passing through in between doing a quote or three at work
Deejay - sorry to hear your news, don't forget we're here for good and bad.
Hello everyone else, runners, injured people etc etc
I had a short run with Liz last night, only about 7km, but she's still got a niggly knee, so trying to build fitness levels back up, and ignore the knee, and worry about it all at once it is a bit of a struggle for her at the moment. Still, we had a nice run, and a laugh so... Going to do another short run tonight, and some more when we get back to hers for the weekend, then after that I'm going to go back to training on my own more as I really need higher mileages to prep for the races I have planned. I can then do my recovery runs with her for company
What's everyone got planned for the weekend? Anyone up to anything exciting?
Oooh, it's new and shiny in here... how long before LLB or Franny break something while swinging vigorously from the pole?
It's nice to see everyone being so positive, changes and new goals can happen any day, you just have to make them happen...
So, my review of last year - ermmm, interesting! Thanks to all of you I made it through my separation, went from having run a half marathon to having run 3 ultras, and had a damn good laugh on here.
Onto 2013 - well, as you all know, I have the lovely Liz in my life now, and i'm the happiest I've ever been (soppy I know, but that's just me ). Running wise I'm starting to get the hunger back - I've amended race entries etc - so far I only have 4 planned. First race is the Grindleford Gallop, a hilly 20m trail race around the Peak District in March. My two main A races are the North Downs Way 50 in May, and the Ridgeway 85 in August, then i'm doing the Round Rippon Ultra in October - other than that, i'll be at VLM cheering on Liz who has a place, and hopefully entering a race or two with her!