Oops

I am going through that thing where I write parts of blog posts in my head, and then realise I haven’t actually got my arse round to posting them. Today I went for a lunch run and saw a heron preening on top of the Henry Moore sculpture next to the Serpentine. So. Imagine the…

This week

A week of wimping out really.  Two rest days, which were both unintentional. Did actually manage a long run this week though. Oddly it is more annoying to have people on the seafront here dawdling along, than it is in London. Will try harder next week,

Last week

Deep breath. Monday I went to track training evening with a running club. Yes me. Track. A club. Two runny things I never do. But it was sort of safe, because I knew the person leading the session. And she knows I am a crap runner. So there. It was sort of fun in that…

An educational post about birds

Today, being Thursday, is rail day. Not: But: The rail family ( or Rallidae ) are beloved of me and Margaret Atwood. Exhibit A – the moorhen. Exhibit B- the Coot (showing the Leafy Sea Dragon feet) Exhibits A & B shown together to emphasise difference in size: Rails are pretty well spread over the world,…

Sorted

The route is now stuck in my head. With odd cues like the Queen’s Head and Artichoke (a fine name for a pub), feet from Euston to St Pancras (there is a walking route, signposted with green feet posters), and a road that smells like heaven (Drummond Street I think, lots of food) I am…

Green day

For those who liked the blue day, here is a green day. The only problem being that the subtle shades of green appear grey in comparison to the er .. less subtle ones. In the seaside light they are all genuinely green, trust me. And this is the evolution of my commute: Top Left –…

Tuesday

I feel a bit lost, Strava has crashed. And my new sdcard was rejected randomly by my phone on the way home, so I couldn’t continue reading the book I was reading on the way in. And the episodes of Parks and Rec I thought I had downloaded on Amazon hadn’t actually downloaded. And I…

Doubling up

Little bit late posting this, was surprised by my desire to run on Friday. So I basically did this twice, which is more or less 3 miles. Dodging my fellow commuters, the traffic, and street furniture makes this almost as interesting as a trail run from the point of muscle activation (in my opinion). From…

Waiting for Doris Day

It was the high point of my afternoon (nearly, it has been a slow day) when I discovered that tomorrow, when Storm Doris (links to BBC video, so may not be available in US) arrives, has been christened Doris Day. So I went out (working from home, waiting for things to be delivered, yaaaaaaaaawn) to see if…

Long run

Typing the words ‘long run’ almost make me feel like I am training. And I suppose I am, in a surreptitious way, in case I get another cold. My chest still feels a bit heavy and scratchy and I still cough a bit in the morning. I can’t tell if I am being oversensitive or…

Pollutionary

This appeared in my news feed a few days ago, so obviously I had to run along the road to see if I died. It is actually between my ‘going home’ station, London St Pancras and my work station of Paddington, and forms the shortest if not the most scenic way to work. I (clearly)…