All 13 entries tagged 2007
December 31, 2007
Starting to clock up 2 running sessions a week with long Sunday runs peaking @ 11 miles so far. Done a bit more swimming but really need to work on my technique. Riding at least 5 days a week mixed between playing around the fields and working shapes in the school. MTBing to work began to feel like an extreme winter sport some mornings but FUN :S
Really enjoyed the fantasy adventure movie Golden Compass.
Clearing tat from the house is almost complete… well at least ALL rooms are now clear enough to use! House seems to have grown but still feels lived in.
Didn’t really get far in miles… festive season with family and I don’t need to go very far for that :) Was going to go a bit further for new year but not been well so staying a bit more cosy at home.
Food & drink
Minor rant here :(
STOP PRESS: being a vegetarian does NOT mean that I don’t like good food!? festive season has meant lots of meals out and as a vege I’ve had little or NO choice and some serious crap! One new year wish is that Gordon Ramsay produce a chefs guide to vegetarian dishes either that or I’m going to start writing myself…
Finally before signing off… this is my last month end report, it was an interesting and slightly odd experiment but 12 months is quite long enough for this style of post.
In 2008 will probably return to using this blog as a training log for running/triathlon stuff and maybe other random stuff along the way.
HAPPY NEW YEAR xx
December 01, 2007
Not put off by the loss of daylight here are just a few highlights from another hectic month…
ActiveWe (the Little Chasers) won the Bicester & Whaddon Novice TC which sort of made up for the 5.30am start (on a Sunday) but not as much as the adrenalin rush clearing the last big hedge!?
National XC relays @ Mansfield 3K (12m45s)
Tried a tri 800m swim, 6 miles bike, 7 laps track run.
Got FLM 2008 ballot place, this will be my 4th marathon.
Looking for something more challenging!!!!?
ArtsStereophonics supported by local dudes The Enemy @ NEC
HomeFinally replaced the guttering and fascia boards – they were literally falling off the house…
Cleared the garden thanks to bonfire night.
TravelTook time out over a long weekend to visit Dorset & Devon (Birthday treat :-) based in Lyme Regis. Hotel had the added bonus of a pool, sauna and jacuzzi – luxury. Weather mixed between bright sunshine and force 7 gales – wild and exciting!?
Food & drink
Tried out a few places around Lyme Regis including Thai at the Bay Hotel and great pizza at the Pizza & Steak place up the main drag.
November 01, 2007
Just a few bits from October…
Coventry half marathon (1hr42m), XC @ Senneleys Park.
RC National Dressage to Music Championships – Meg went really well but far too ‘alive’ (think bright lights, banners, flags, flowers and a very sharp slightly over enthusiastic horse) to get top marks ;-)
Ten pin bowling in Leam – not that I’m any good just like to do different stuff now and again…
Trip to HOYS @ NEC
Med School of Rock – impressed by ReplicaX
Didn’t spend much time here…
More transport really but treated the ANIMAL to a new battery
Food & drink
Now I know that as a vegetarian I need to be a bit more aware of my iron levels so seriously disappointed to find (from my regular blood donation visit) that my Hb levels were very low – too low to donate :( Still good excuse to drink more of the black stuff ;-) and with a dose of pills should be back on track again…
September 30, 2007
Got close to overdoing the active bit this month… body nearly went on strike but after a couple of rest days seems OK now ;) Pleased with my time in the Nuneaton 10 mile and felt strength in the spirit of being an AC member. Occasionally managing to squeeze in a 2nd run each week and managed another fairly tough 10 mile route today. Despite distinct drop in temperature and daylight, still managing to keep up summer mileage on MTB – need to put serious thought to bike storage before upgrading with the aid of the new cycle scheme. Steady team effort gave us 8th place at RC Championships and have also qualified for DTM next month!? Had much more fun team chasing at Melton Mowbray, although sadly the ongoing threat of FMD has limited any further TC outings for now :( Took a small gang to XC @ Offchurch last weekend as alternative :-)
Still reading Richard Dawkins, God delusion book… not enough hours in the day for reading right now!
Really starting to notice the improvement of finishing off DIY jobs, keeping up with my rather high maintenance garden and clearing clutter from spare room. Maybe soon I can start some new projects…
Traveled to *Blenheim and Burghley 3DEs (horse stuff for those not in the know), with good company and fair weather great days out. The trek to Lincoln required a night stay – turns out a double air bed in the back of the Animal (L200) makes for a really comfy nights sleep :D
Food & Drink
Harvesting stuff from the garden not only satisfying but really tasty too. Rather partial to Guinness of late… medicinal of course ;-)
*we did have a serious horse injury here but with top class Vets on hand this was well taken care of and pleased to report that the casualty in on the mend.
Endnote: this blog has reached it’s 3rd birthday this month! wow time flies…
August 31, 2007
Feeling bit creaky and carrying several deep bruises after a hectic month where not everything went quite to plan!? Rescheduled horse stuff that should have happened during July’s wash out – sticking with the good bits Meg and I qualified with club teams for the Riding Club National Championships – these happen next month so more then. Running distance hasn’t increased much but managed a couple of events between 5K to 5M and my current injuries are not running related. MTB still going (at the moment ;-)
Still reading Richard Dawkins, God delusion book – simply haven’t had a lot of time for reading!
Browsed an art gallery and the botanical gardens in Birmingham.
Been listening to an even wider range of music than usual.
Took some of my annual leave to give me a bit of breathing space around hectic weekends and finally got around to doing some of the fiddlesome DIY jobs about the house that I’ve been putting off. Now that I’ve filled a few gaps and added bits of trim it’s a wonder that it’s taken me so long ;-) Garden plan is starting to come together too.
Had friends visit with their tales of travel rather than heading out myself – feet feeling somewhat itchy now!!
Food & Drink
Had fabulous three course meal at a party in Jefferson Gardens, Leamington.