Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Holiday adventures

I've just returned from a week's holiday in Northern Ireland with my Aunt Helen and Uncle Bobby. Far too much cake and coffee but hey, that's what holidays are for. I guess. Anyhow, I managed a few runs and saved the best one for the last night - the Giant's Causeway. What a blast and the views were incredible. It sure beats a plod round city streets! I noticed there's an off road marathon on 10 October which probably takes in this route. It must be stunning. Put it in your diary for next year!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Yep, I've got DOMS. Bad DOMS. Very bad DOMS. I don't think it was even this bad after the marathon. And the culprit was.... a hill race two days ago in Fife. Maybe blasting a 10km hill race without having trained on any hills in five months wasn't such a hot idea. I'm walking like I need a hip replacement.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lazy Saturday

Since getting sick with glandular fever I have had to re-acquaint myself with the art of doing nothing especially on the biggest adventure day of the weekend - Saturday! Having just blown my energy store for the week with a 50-mile cycle round Loch Tay yesterday, I'm feeling a little tired today and am hoping that if I keep it low key today, maybe I can have an adventure tomorrow :)
So, here's a run down of interesting ways to blow the day:

  • Get that white-wash on that you've been meaning to do all week... ok, that's not interesting!

  • Pick up the knitting project again!

  • Chill out to some free jazz on the internet - check out Nerissa Campbell.

  • Google some of those places you visited on your last adventure. Scott and I blasted past this place yesterday high above Loch Tay.... guess where I want to spend Hogmanay this year!!!

  • Planning that autumn trip to Stockholm. Note to self: call Fifi to finalise dates :)

  • Polish your shoes - remember, you used to do this with your school shoes? Well, there's something therapeutic about doing it to your work shoes too.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Where's Amanda??

Golly, I've just re-discovered my blog! And remembered my password, which is an even bigger miracle... guess there are no excuses for not updating it.
Here's a photo of me at the Whiterocks in Northern Ireland last summer. Quite a bit has happened since this photo was taken....