Monthly Archives: January 2010

Saturday running

I am training to do the Cardiff half marathon in October. I signed up last October, having been inspired by two of my good friends running it then. I had to sign up then because a) if I hadn’t, I probably still wouldn’t have started training for it and b) I really need this long to get me ready!

So I’ve been running 3 times a week (apart from over Christmas, which is thoroughly excuseable, right?!) since. my longest run so far is 7km on Monday in 41 minutes, which I was overjoyed about. This morning I had to do my third run of the week after not getting round to it yesterday. I didn’t want to. But the hardest part of running is always putting your shoes on and getting out the door. So i did it. I ran 4km, which is a convenient distance for me, being from my door, round the block, and back to my door again. It took me 22m 30s, which i was pleased about. It seemed hard at the time, and my form wasn’t great, but at least i did it!

I am still very much a novice runner, still learning, so any comments or tips are very welcome!

Lunchtime ice-skating!

For some unknown reason, an ice rink has been erected in our workplace car park. Yes, you read that right. So we had a go on it. It’s not often you get to skate at lunchtime!

A little bit more…

Ok, here’s some more about me:

I enjoy enjoying life. I am married and we have 2 cats, Evie & Grace. I love sport and will watch pretty much any type unless I have something better to do. Specificaly I support Liverpool (football/soccer), Wales (rugby. Historically, I support the Scarlets, but I like watching all the Welsh teams nowadays). I have Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants American football shirts, but have no particular affinity for either (although no doubt I’d support them if I watched them, but mainly because I already have the shirts!). I like walking, especially up big hills, and sometimes going for really long walks for no apparent reason. Music I like includes: Elvis, Meatloaf, Steps (Yes, I know), most 80’s rock, Oasis, Green Day, a bit of classical, and a lot besides. My favourite films are: High Fidelity, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, 28 Days Later, James Bond films generally, and a lot besides! I’ve recently started running and have signed up to do the Cardiff Half Marathon in October. As soon as I post this, I will think of something else to tell you too that I forgot about!

Al

My first Blog

In the words of Dr. Nick, ‘Hi Everybody!’.

This is my blog.

I’m not going to commit to writing about one topic or theme. But I would imagine that I’ll be writing about (not exclusively!): Me; sport; food; drink; my attempt to run a half marathon in October (I’ll keep you updated of my training, I’m sure!); and lots of randomness.

I hope you enjoy.

Al