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Shalfleet to Shanklin: Joining the dots on the coastal path (Part 2)

This time, I had a better plan. I would go over on the Thursday, start at the pub/bus stop in Shalfleet and run to Freshwater, stay on the island overnight at an AirBnB I’d pre-booked, and catch the train back to Ryde from Shanklin on the Friday. 1,336 more words


Are Racing Flats Right For You?

A topic that gets asked frequently is, if racing flats are a smart choice for runners. First, for those who aren’t familiar, every elite runner wears a different shoe to race and train.  742 more words


The Isle of Wight coastal path, a solo running adventure (Part 1)

I’ve been thinking about running the Isle of Wight coastal path since I first moved to the south coast. The idea of running all the way around an island really appealed and the IOW is close by and pretty darned picturesque in places. 877 more words

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New Season, who 'dis?

Fall Break from school called for a quick trip to Florida to visit my parents. The timing was perfect due to a crisis situation regarding my work as a therapeutic foster parent. 339 more words


Reblogging yet another required-reading satirical piece from the redoubtable Out and Abouter.  Laughter’s always a good counter to despair or rage.

In the latest sign that U.S.

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This Is What It Feels Like To Sign Up For The Disney Princess Half Marathon

I can barely hold my excitement in. I am about to bust as my grin grows Cheshire cat in length. I am screaming in happiness on the inside to not wake my sleeping toddler who is on my chest. 980 more words


Race Report - Aviemore Half Marathon 2018

It’s been a few years since I last ran this race, but those of you who have been reading this blog for a while may remember that this one holds a special place in my heart, not just because it was the first ever half marathon I ran (back in the pre-blog days of 2009) but it was also where Steve and I got engaged – that was quite a way to relieve my pre-race nerves! 1,661 more words