Very sorry for not blogging very much lately - usual work pressures. Plus I think it's fair to say I've not been running or cycling as much as I would like, or need. Here's the briefest of updates:
Yep I've had a few runs after work over the last month or two, normally once or twice a week. I hate running in the dark but at least there's a good network of cycle paths which helps a great deal. Last Saturday I had an icy run during the day time and did one of may favourite hilly routes that I've not done for several months. Takes about 1 hr 15 mins so maybe around 8.5 miles. Absolutely LOVED IT! Felt so good afterwards and my legs were tingling with delight for the rest of the day.
Again not too much and as you may have already spotted I have switched all-things-cycling over to the cycle hub where you can read about the indignity of having our bikes locked at our church with a lock that was jammed! I have thoroughly enjoyed a couple of early Sunday morning rides with my friend Jeremy and I'm getting to grips with an indoor turbo trainer where just 30 minutes pedalling away in the dining room is enough to work up a good sweat. Less good for anyone trying to use the dining room at the same time, I suppose.
Christmas hols are coming....
Yesterday Rachel and I had booked time off work so we could spend some time plotting and planning a few things (really great thing to do!). We both enjoyed it. Amongst those things are some forthcoming blog posts and rambles about food supplements, testing out energy bars, book reviews and most importantly running EVERY day over Christmas.
It is that last point - running every day over Christmas - I am really looking forward to. I pretty much did that last year and it was very worthwhile. I'll be doing a mixture of short brisk runs, some 45 minute interval runs (combination of sprinting and jogging) and best of all, some longer 90 minute runs out into the counrtyside.
Christmas is, most of all a special time of year for a number of reasons. First and foremost, we celebrate Christmas because of Jesus being born into the World. The delight of our children, the promise of presents, some lovely food (another reason to run every day), the cosiness of the winter and time with family and friends.
So there we are. Much to look forward to and some serious blogging to be done.