Alabama

I was VERY excited to go to Alabama for one main reason… Yes, there was a lot of singing. We’ve noticed that since Louisiana, the states seem to look fairly similar. Very lush and green. Lots of trees and vegetation. Long motorways lined with greenery on either side. It’s really very pretty. We drove through…

Running at Redwood

This weekend, it seemed like everyone was racing or volunteering at races. People literally ran their socks off all weekend and it was totally inspirational and humbling. Some people PR’d, some people crashed and burned but what struck me the most was how all of them ran with guts. No regrets. No sandbagging. All or…

Ramage Peak

On Saturday morning, I was up early and I found myself in the East Bay with Jen, Jess and Angela for our next trail adventure. Jen’s birthday is coming up so this was her birthday treat and she got to choose the location. She chose Ramage Peak. ‘Where the flip is Ramage Peak?’ I asked…

Folsom Long Course Triathlon

This weekend, we went up to Folsom Lake again for the Husband’s second triathlon  and his first Half IronMan. It was basically his ‘dress rehearsal’ for Whistler next month. There seem to be infinite triathlons in Folsom Lake, so to be clear, this is the one he did if you’ve found this blog actually searching for…

Snacks and runs and triathlons…

This is a slightly random blog post. I’ll try to structure it clearly, so it doesn’t veer off in all directions too much. Feedzone Portables I mentioned this book a few posts ago when I tried a rice cake during my trail run. Several commenters were keen to hear more about it. I’m going to…

Bits and bobs

I don’t know about you, but Holiday Weekends really throw me off-balance! I’m never entirely sure what day it is for the rest of the week!! I do know that this week is special because it’s the Dude’s last EVER week at pre-school – how on earth did that happen? I’ll think about that on…

Summer’s…here?

So it looks like winter in the Bay Area is over, because this weekend was just gorgeous. Shorts weather, for every-day life as opposed to running. Just beautiful!! Let’s not think about the drought and the wildfire risk and the parched hills of the East Bay…let’s just enjoy the sunshine…sigh. I couldn’t help enjoying the…

Spectating the Berkeley Half.

Thank you all for your sweet comments about my flipping ankle. I’d kind of hoped that you’d all say ‘Run it anyway, get that bling!’ but you all assumed that I’d be sensible and let my ankle heal a bit. So with much sighing and harrumphing, I decided to do that. I was always going…

The San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon

Where do I start? Amazing day. Let’s start with the short version. 1.53.57. Over. The.Moon. And here’s the long version. Very long. Expo There were three in our household running the SF Half. The Husband and our British friend Andy were running the first half, I was running the second half. So on Saturday, we…

Running Lake Chabot

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments about our AMR video! Looks like you’d all pick us for your team, which warms my heart 🙂 You may remember that in February I was supposed to run my first Trail Half Marathon at Lake Chabot in the East Bay but those pesky shin splints caused me to…

A party and a trail run

Firstly the party! Last Thursday night, I had a very rare night out. My destination was Sports Basement, (a big sports/outdoor store) just under the Golden Gate Bridge where Another Mother Runner was hosting a party. If you haven’t heard of Another Mother Runner, it’s a website primarily for mothers who run. (The clue is…

Race report: Longleat 10k

Yesterday was Racing Day!!! I really wanted to run a race during this trip, primarily as an excuse to catch up with my lovely friend Nic. Nicola and I have been friends for 20 years (how did this happen?) and we lived together in London for a while and used to run together there. She picked…