For the past few years I’ve been saying I’m going to go to the Royal Cheshire Show & this year we finally made it! My brother-in-law bought some land over the last few years & has gradually built up a stock of sheep, pigs & chickens & we spent a few days at the farm during lambing season this year, helping some of the sheep … Continue reading Flat caps at the ready!
We’ve done a few road races over the last few years but have always wanted to do some kind of obstacle course one. So taking advantage of Frankie’s #30things we signed up for Gung-Ho, an inflatable obstacle course of 5km running around Heaton Park. The weather wasn’t the greatest, typical April showers & patches of sun. The previous days had been quite wet so the … Continue reading Gung-Ho or Gung-No!
Sunday 10th April 2016…..Manchester Marathon day! The day we had been training for for the last 3.5months. After carb loading for the last 3 days we got up early & had our breakfast carb loading bagels & jam, packed our bags with all essentials & headed off on the tram over to Trafford to find the start. The morning was cold, foggy & a little … Continue reading Manchester Marathon 2016!
Tomorrow is D-Day. Finally Manchester Marathon day has arrived. The day that we have stupidly agreed to run 26.2miles in raising money for Guide Dogs. So to enable us to hopefully complete the marathon without ‘hitting the wall’ too early we have been following a carb loading plan since Thursday. The whole concept of carb loading is that in general your body can only store … Continue reading #EatPastaRunFaster
A few weeks ago Hayley and I had the opportunity to go to a spin class at Spin Factory in Manchester. When I am not being mega lazy (unfortunately right now I am!), I go to at least one spin class a week… but this was a beast! On arrival we downloaded the app. which lets you register and buy credits at the click of … Continue reading A Perfect Saturday Morning
#30things + valentines weekend = trip to Bruges! 2016 is the year of #30things to celebrate Frankie’s 30th year (her birthday in April) and so we decided to try to cram in as much new stuff as possible. Neither of us had have been to Bruges so we got booked cheap Ryan Air flights out of Manchester & combined it with valentines weekend. Having done … Continue reading Beer, waffles & cobbled streets!
Sunday was an awesome day for many reasons. 1. Raising awareness for Cancer Research. 2. Heather & Bean’s first ever race. 3. Smashed our 10k PB! Frankie & I took part in the Manchester leg of the Winter Run Series 10k race around the Etihad Stadium. As those who have been reading our blog we have been running for a few years now & have … Continue reading Smashed it! PB!