Hill repeats! Another great run this morning, the cooler weather feels so good after our mini heat wave.

Hill repeats! Another great run this morning, the cooler weather feels so good after our mini heat wave.

Really great run today. It’s finally cooled down and the light breeze made for perfect conditions. First run for months that I’ve felt strong and not totally knackered throughout. Days like this remind me of why I keep running.

Really great run today. It’s finally cooled down and the light breeze made for perfect conditions. First run for months that I’ve felt strong and not totally knackered throughout. Days like this remind me of why I keep running.

I was dreading my long run this morning as the UK is currently in the midst of a heatwave. I won’t say how warm it is as I’m sure any of my followers from America/Australia/etc will be all like “you call that hot?!?!”, but lets just say we British are not used to such temperatures, so yeah it feels hot as hell.

My last few long runs have been rather unpleasant due to the heat, but I realised today this is pretty much my fault. I was being a twat about hydration and not bothering to take any water out with me. This morning I decided to just deal with the annoyance of carrying a bottle and my run was soooo much easier. So yeah, lesson learned.

I was also stuck at the bascule bridge next to a rather eccentric chap who greeted me with “where’s the fucking boat, eh?” We had a nice chat about running and swimming as we waited for the boat that eventually turned up to go through.

Yesterday at my kickboxing class this new guy refused to join the group because there were “too many women”.

The funny thing is, usually our ratio is around 50/50 men to women, it just so happened that yesterday quite a few of the male students were absent. But to be honest I’m glad, because who wants to be in a class with someone like that?

I don’t think my Nike+ gps was quite accurate on my 6 mile run today

I don’t think my Nike+ gps was quite accurate on my 6 mile run today

Did the BBC’s “Which sport are you made for?" quiz on their Commonwealth Games website. Bit of a fun quiz worth checking out! Judo is a pretty interesting result considering I’ve just got back into kickboxing (Yeah, I know, not the same thing but still). The middle-distance athletics result is spot on too.
Really looking forward to the Commonwealth Games. Although I’ve been living in Wales for quite some time now I’ll of course be supporting my home nation of England. But yeah, it’s great to see a big athletics event on telly again after all of the hype around the Olympics.

Did the BBC’s “Which sport are you made for?" quiz on their Commonwealth Games website. Bit of a fun quiz worth checking out! Judo is a pretty interesting result considering I’ve just got back into kickboxing (Yeah, I know, not the same thing but still). The middle-distance athletics result is spot on too.

Really looking forward to the Commonwealth Games. Although I’ve been living in Wales for quite some time now I’ll of course be supporting my home nation of England. But yeah, it’s great to see a big athletics event on telly again after all of the hype around the Olympics.

Tuesday is hill repeats day.

Tuesday is hill repeats day.

Getting on that fruit thang today. Couldn’t resisting treating myself to a delicious smoothie and some dates as I passed Marks & Spencer’s in town. These will do just nicely for my dinner on a hot day like this when I don’t fancy anything too heavy.

Getting on that fruit thang today. Couldn’t resisting treating myself to a delicious smoothie and some dates as I passed Marks & Spencer’s in town. These will do just nicely for my dinner on a hot day like this when I don’t fancy anything too heavy.

My last 3 runs. Not had much time to keep this blog up to date as I’ve been busy finishing some work and preparing for a conference before I head off to Rome tomorrow. So I’ll just sum up my last few runs as ‘too bloody warm, but at least it’s not raining’.

I’ve been falling behind on this blog a bit, but rest assured I have been running! I managed to get my long run in yesterday before a rather biblical storm. I felt tired when I got up and running was the last thing I wanted to do, but I promised myself chocolate banana smoothie and an OITNB season 2 marathon afterwards, which was enough motivation to push myself out the door.

I’m off to Rome for a long weekend on Friday so I’ll be getting all my runs in before I go next week. I was tempted to take my kit with me, but I’m travelling light and thought I’d take the opportunity to have a bit of a break.