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Escape the Heat

Escape the Heat

I know, I know: it's not summer yet. And I know: climate change, global warming, plastic straws, and sad polar bears mean it is going to get hot earlier and earlier each year. But, come on: it's mid-May and I'm sweating like a pig leaving the apartment to run at...

Midweek Hills

Midweek Hills

Another long day but a productive one: I knocked out six hours of work before 10:30am, looked after the kids all day, and then closed out the afternoon with a 45 minute call and I was done. The day's run had to wait for the early evening once again when the baby was...

200 Days To Go

200 Days To Go

The countdown continues and - officially - there are 200 days to go before the 2020 LyonSainteLyon. Now 200 is just a number and it's still quite a way from the time when I am kicking off with the specific training plan for the race. But it's a round number and so why...

A Little Longer

A Little Longer

I had a heavy weekend of work, family, and childcare, followed by a morning that started early (again) and was busy (again). I had scheduled this run for midday which is not ideal as I'd much rather knock it over early in the morning but - when you have a ten hour...

Journeyruns

Journeyruns

There’s not a lot of racing on right now, and there’s not likely to be a lot of racing soon.  The LyonSainteLyon is still on the cards, of course and it’s my goal for this disrupted season. But it’s also months away and there’s little to race in the meantime. So,...

Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Saturdays mean chores, kids, and plenty to do so I like to try and keep things simple when it comes to lunch. This is a simple salad – I mean really simple – and it’s been something that I’ve pulled together on more than a few weekends just to get something...

Morning Glory 5K

Morning Glory 5K

A radio talk show host I used to listen to a lot used to start his shows with the phrase, "Morning Glory, Evening Grace". I always liked that and it has stuck in my mind since. Occasionally it works its way to the front of my thoughts and this morning was one of those...

Time Management

Time Management

So, after the nanny meltdown yesterday, the rest of the week has been thrown into some chaos.  It’s not that it cannot be managed because, well, it has to be managed. Childcare is one of those things that you can’t push to the side and you need to make it work...

100m Above the Saone

100m Above the Saone

Last night was not very restful at all. The baby woke a couple of times and though he easily got back to sleep it still meant a disturbed night for me. When he finally woke for good around 5:30am I started the feed and he had finished about 3/4 of the bottle before he...

Up and Over

Up and Over

After yesterday's less than amazing restart to training, I was ready to head out again this morning for Act II. I decided that I would take in a hill because nothing says 'preparation for hill work' like spending two months barely moving, right? The Fourviere hill is...

Orange Cube

Orange Cube

After nearly two months of lockdown and almost as long without running a step, today the French people have been released back into the wild and I was out and running again. I wasn’t sure exactly where to go or whether all of the parts and paths would be open. This is...

Unlocked

Unlocked

…and so tomorrow the lockdown comes to an end. Sort of. There are still going to be restrictions on a bunch of different things and some people – including people close to me – are still going to be scared of heading out into the world where people are (potentially)...

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