Yes you have been warned I have lots to type about today, but so as not to put you to sleep I have decided to create a trilogy.
- Blogging and running
- Shopping for a new dress
- Two pairs of new trainers one for road, one for cross county
The men amongst you can’t wait for part two I bet!
This week I received an email stating ‘shazruns’ been nominated for 1st Annual Virtual Running UK Blog Awards. Wow! Really? This little blog with its ramblings about running, Madam and life in Devon has been nominated for what clearly must be the blogging equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize! Wow. My immediate thought, which lovely (slightly mad) person had put me forward? Assuming only a Mum could love a blog that much, I fired off an email to Essex. The reply came, nope not her. I could have nominated myself, NOPE I didn’t, so the mystery remains. Thanks anyway to whoever you are.
On following the link I discovered the names of the other nominees, one being the lovely ceejaykay whom I have been following for a while. Can’t believe we are up against each other! Good luck CJK. CJK posts some lovely pics taken on her runs, writes a great blog and this week is going to join a real running club, in fact if she does not go this time I will personally jump on a train and escort her there myself. The first step is the hardest, but I know she won’t look back once she gets there, totally understand her nerves though, that was me 11 months ago. I can without any exaggeration say that joining a running club has changed my life and improved my running no end. I am sure it will hers too. This virtual stuff is all very well but can’t compete with the ‘real thing’.
This week, as promised I eased off the running. Running just once in the week and only then as a Pub and a Pie were involved! The night run on the Devon country lanes was interesting, to say the least and packed full of drama, starting off with my head torch falling apart on arrival! Fortunately one of the runners took her hair tie out and I used this, like I would an elastic band to hold it together! Ingenious lot these runners. Then we came across a car in a ditch, it had ended up in there when it had moved over for a passing car, they were waiting for a tractor, so we did not have to try to get them out which was a great relief to all. Next one of the girls fell in a pot hole with a flourish of hi-viz, not too much damage done except to our sides from laughing so much, but she will have to purchase a new pair of leggings. The pie was most welcome at the end of all that.
Parkrun was a bit easier this week on fresher legs and not so muddy mud. We sure need a cold snap though as I got bitten 6 times, so come on Jack Frost make an appearance soon please. Saturday afternoon I hit the hills, fields and mud with my running buddy, we knocked out 7 miles, but set no speed record. It was a beautiful day though.
On return home I discovered little homework done, one rabbit not cleaned out, but on the up side Madam had managed to put nail polish on her toe nails!
If you feel like voting follow this link here, but wait for it voting opens at midnight. CJK would love your votes also but beware you can only vote once! Be back soon with the much anticipated middle part of the trilogy.