06 Jan

Cold Run

This is the first run of this winter where I let out a little YELP! as I clambered out of my van to go for a run in the hills. The reason for this uncontrollable wimpy noise was because of the cold. Up here in the high grounds of North Wales it tends to be a few degrees colder than other places and with the wind it’s just not sociable. That or my old body just can’t hack it anymore.

A pleasant 3 miles unfolded after the yelp. I need to get some trail running shoes because I was all over the place in the mud.

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01 Jan

Happy New Year!

I had a great 2014 with regards to running. I never thought I would finish another marathon and with a sprinkling of half marathons used as training runs the last 12 months were some of the best fun I have had running in years. This year…………well I am undecided. I don't know if I want to commit myself to doing another marathon.

Anyway whatever happens I'm looking forward to it. I stayed off the booze and away from the celerbrations last night. My kids were tired I was tired and we just sacked it. Got up early and went for a 3 miler this morning in the howling wind down the beach front.

Happy New Year I hope you have a happy healthy 2015.

31 Dec

Ovivo Organic Olive Leaf Infusion

I was kindly sent a bottle of Ovivo to try a few weeks ago. I usually don’t bother with any sort of health supplements but thought I would give it a go. In the blurb that came with the product it says ” Olive leaf extract is widely considered the ultimate natural defender of your immune system having several hundred per cent greater antioxidant capacity than vitamin C and many more polyphenols (antioxidants from plant foods) than extra-virgin olive oil”

When I got the bottle I was a bit reluctant to try It simply because I was afraid it was taste rancid but it was in fact very pleasant. I spent a month trying it out. During that period I was watching what I ate taking plenty of fluids and yes with that I felt great during the run up to Christmas.

You can get this from Boots, Wholefoods, Holland & Barrett and independent health stores.

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06 Dec

Back On It

After training hard over the summer months I decided to take a break from blogging and running in an effort to get my motivation back. I have had a good year by my standards and I am now making plans for next year. I am thinking about taking on the 1500 miles in a year challenge. This should keep in the races with a view to doing at the very least a race a month.

We will see. Back to the plodding.