Into Double Figures and I’m feeling zzzzzzzzzzzzz



Janathon day ten and we’ve made it to double figures, before we know it we’ll be halfway and then the countdown to the end will be on – loads of mileage to add between now and then but hey, it’s Friday who cares!?!

Yep the first week back at work is over, and I survived – just! Five days working, one twilight training course, one college night, one mini ‘Asda Big Shop’  done (done at Aldi’s  – ‘Aldi Big Shop’ is not as funny!) Three runs and two cycling days all done – it’s been a breeze…….. Can I really keep this up for another 21 days?

So today was a cycle to and from work day and thankfully the weather was a tad kinder than Wednesday when I nearly got blown away, in fact it was perfect cycling weather, bright and frosty. I am however blaming the frosty bit for causing me to wave at a total stranger. When its cold my eyes water, not great for my dodgy vision. So while I was waiting at the traffic lights I saw someone from college waiting at the other side – I waved -no response.  I mouthed good morning (in that over exaggerated way -like you do) no response. What a miserable git I thought. The lights changed, I crossed the road and was just about to wave again when I realised it wasn’t who I thought it was – whoops. So I hastily changed my wave into a ‘look at me just adjusting my helmet’ manoeuvre and pedaled on my way, Still it’s not the first time I’ve gotten confused – I once chased another runner up a hill only to realise it was the pelican crossing at the top, I mistakenly thought a wheelie bin was my husband (don’t ask) and I said good afternoon to my nephew as we cycled past one another and later found it wasn’t actually him -whoops. It probably won’t be the last.

Another 5 miles in the bag

Off road cycle tomorrow

Bring it on

The Foggiest Fun……………


So I was up and out by 5:45 this morning and just for a change – it was foggy. It’s bad enough being a blind runner(no contact lenses) without the fog hampering things – maybe that’s why I waved at a complete stranger that I thought was my husband – at least now I know why he didn’t wave back!! I’m quite good at mistaking my husband for other people/things. He still hasn’t forgiven me for getting him mixed up with the wheelie bin – the bin didn’t wave back either. I was quite naffed off when hubby didn’t wave back this morning and chuntered all the rest of the way home – then I opened the front door and he was still sat on the sofa- whoops. Glad I didn’t blow a kiss or the random stranger might have got the wrong idea!


It wasn’t just my eyesight that wasn’t working properly this morning. My amazing Nike+ sportswatch (it never works) was playing up too. I know I’m on a comeback from injury but I knew I wasn’t doing 11 minute miles, and I can’t blame the dodgy average pace on pressing the pause button because it had me going slow before I’d even dared to press the button- flaming thing – in the end I ran 2.4 miles in 20 minutes, not bad really.

My reason for pausing the watch was to stop and take a photograph – a strange thing to do when it’s dark but some views are worth sharing, so now I’m thinking where else I can run for more of the same. Maybe I better put my lenses in though or god knows what I’ll be photographing……..

Another run, another bike ride

Less fog tomorrow

                                                                         Bring it on



Honest,It Wheelie Looked Like Him…………………………

So I did it, despite nearly rolling over and hitting the snooze button, I managed a pre-work, 6 a.m run. All 2.7 miles of it. It’s been a while since I’ve been out so early, I’d forgotten just how hard it is getting out there.I’d also forgotten how blind I am running without my contact lenses. So blind I’m pretty sure I could qualify for this Paralympic blind football thing – some of them are partially sighted, in fact as I’m sat writing this the guided running is on Channel 4 – I think that’s what I need – a guide.

 For those who read my blog back in January you’ll probably remembering me chasing an athlete that turned out to be a pelican crossing , tripping over a dog and falling flat out on a pavement while running blind. Today I took it to a whole new level, I confused my hubby with a wheelie bin!! I ran the last few metres up the street and saw what I thought was hubby sorting his bike out (yes he’s cycling to work too) so I waved to him and he didn’t wave back -‘ miserable git’, I thought, fancy ignoring me!! About four doors from home (yes my eyesight is that bad) realisation dawned – it wasn’t him it was next door but one’s flowery painted wheelie bin – whoops. Even before his weight loss he wasn’t wheelie bin shaped. Oh well at least I made it round without falling over.

Early morning run done

Running with eyesight tomorrow

Bring it on!



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