Slow Distance Ramblings
Mental Ramblings
A review and news
January 18, 2018

It’s about time I brought this blog up to date so here goes – several months in less than 1000 words. Achievements Gemma and I walked to the top of Cordon Hill – an ambition for her; Gemma and I took part in the Boxing Day Devil’s Dash – she took 48 mins including rescuing […]

Doing it all again
December 11, 2017

I have just entered the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. Once again I am running for Best Beginnings under the Heads Together umbrella. I am very grateful for the opportunity to take part again and hopefully this will encourage me to get into some serious training. Other events lined up for 2018 include: Monsal Trail […]

Physical Ramblings
Prudential Ride London -not a good day
August 15, 2017

Another late update but happy to confirm that I completed the Prudential Ride London on the 30th July. I was very disappointed with the day and with how I felt so very glad that I was able to finish. It all started badly back in June when I tried to book a train from Richmond […]

Physical Ramblings
Wrong Priorities?
July 24, 2017

Well – here I am – I apologise that I have not found the time to update my journey since the beginning of June. As the title suggests I have found training time difficult as I have been exceptionally busy with work and with a holiday on the beautiful Black Isle in Scotland. My plan […]

Physical Ramblings
Oh my poor feet!!
June 7, 2017

This again is a very late update but I am delighted to report that Gemma and I completed the London to Brighton Challenge last week-end. The event was very well organised – I was not!! And I suffered as a result and my feet are still very tender. Gemma was much better organised with a […]

Physical Ramblings
Up and Down and Up and Down
May 18, 2017

(Subtitle – Offa was a fit man!) Sorry to my reader that I have not been about for a week again. Once again very busy at work with trips to Stoke, Wolverhampton and London today. Also at the weekend a trip to Surrey for Sophie’s birthday – eight hours of driving. Over the last week […]

Physical Ramblings
The full Monty
May 13, 2017

Sorry that I have not been about for a few days. I had a very busy week with work last week and although I managed some training, including a 100km bike ride last Sunday I have not had time to sit in front of the computer until now. On Saturday I took part in a […]

Physical Ramblings
All Done (or Not?)
April 24, 2017

Just a very quick update to confirm that I managed to complete the Virgin Money London Marathon yesterday. The experience was amazing although I must confess that I spent the last two miles just looking at my feet willing them to keep going, one in front of the other! The crowds were great and so […]

What a week – five minutes of fame
April 21, 2017

This week has been by far the busiest thus far with Sunday rapidly approaching. A couple of weeks ago, Dayna from Best Beginnings to ask if I would go to the Expo on Wednesday of this week to meet a “special visitor” and represent Best Beginnings. I was told to keep this confidential which was […]

Physical Ramblings
Its re-hydration but not as we know it!!
April 17, 2017

I have finally got here to update my progress from the last week. I have had a very good family weekend with Dawn, Pete, Gemma, Phil and the adorable Sophie. My diet plans have gone all astray with far too much alcohol and I hope to be able to rescue things before next weekend – […]

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