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The first few week of the plan, A Percy Pud Fiasco, Mauled by the Black Dog and SY XC #1

 “It’s important to know that at the end of the day it’s not the medals you remember. What you remember is the process — what you learn about yourself by challenging yourself, the experiences you share with other people, the honesty the training demands — those are things nobody can take away from you whether you finish twelfth or you’re an Olympic Champion.”

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Blog nominated for Running awards 2017

I have discovered this blog has been nominated in the Running Awards 2017 comunnity blog category. if you enjoy my ramblings and want to vote you can do so here- 6 more words

Enjoying not running but not for long

”What is without periods of rest will not endure.”


73 days till the Percy Pud 2016

115 days till the Brass Monkey 2017

ive kept to my promise to run easy or not at all. 531 more words

Exploring North of Dublin on DART


Dublin has a terrific and effective commuter train system called the DART which stands for Dublin Area Rapid Transit.  The primary purpose of this rail line is to bring workers,  from the outlying suburbs and coastal towns, into Dublin for their jobs.   805 more words



Master woodcarver David Calvo shares his work in progress, this exquisite sign he is creating for Gloucester’s newest gift and antique emporium, The Brass Monkey, located on Main Street in the old Pallazola building. 19 more words