Camping

I’ve spent many rainy summers in Snowdonia so I still can’t get over the shock of a few sunny days camping. We stayed on Shell Island and did the downhill mountain biking at Blaenau Ffestiniog, which was scary but great fun. I now have a renewed love for Wales and can’t wait to get back and walk up some of the hills.

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Racing ish

I went to Mearley Clough on Tuesday, which is a wonderful fell race up the other side of Pendle Hill. 

A sunny night, beautiful scenery, a very steep climb and free pasta in the pub afterwards all contributed to a great evening. 

I ran round with a friend from running club and another friend who was doing her first fell race so we had good fun and I managed to take a few photos. My friend Sam loved it and even got a spot prize for doing her first race. Hopefully she’ll be back for some more. 

Racing

Yay.  I did a race. It’s been a while.

The wonderful Anni Waltz.

It was hard. I’m not sure of my time cause I forgot to switch strava off but I fear it might be a PW.

2010 3:02

2012 2:57

2014 2:56

Obviously I should have done it last year. I didn’t realise. No wonder my running yin and yang has been disturbed.

But it’s good to race and try hard…ish.  Isn’t it?

I ran a great line of Dale head but then decided this wasn’t good because all the people I had gone quicker than came past me on the climb up High Spy.

Anyway,  it was the usual fabulous event that rounded off some lovely camping days  in the lakes.

I just need to keep racing now

 

Just the Usual

img_2075We have a lovely five mile run that goes from the house. I often do it with my running friends. And now the boys are old enough to leave without supervision, I’ve started doing it with my wonderful husband.

I created the route many years ago and it’s funny to think that it was once referred to as “the long run”.

Now we sort of laugh at it when we do it cause it’s the bog standard five miles when you can’t think of a more imaginative run.

But it’s actually a lovely run with beautiful views and not too much climb. It’s a perfect run.

My yoga teacher says you shouldn’t do the same run, the same way round, over and over again because of yin and yang. She said you should change the direction from clockwise to anti and vice versa.

We still usually go the same way round

We are so fortunate to have such places and the ability to run round them. Even if it’s rather slowly.

I was looking for swimming holes in the beck. I didn’t find many.