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Appreciation of Effort

Appreciation of Effort

Four years ago, I was aware that the Olympics was on but I didn’t watch much of it.  I was pleased when we won a few medals.  And every now and then I even put myself out to watch an event or two. This year it was very different.  I was glued to the TV set for 16 days, often during the day when I should have been working, and every evening for the round-up and highlights.  I’ve blubbed more in the last 16 days than the last...

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Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

After a couple of weeks of hit and miss training, last week was a good one.  Here’s what I did: Monday – 4 mile run with sprints Tuesday – 10 mile bike with 3 mile brick run (no jelly legs!) Wednesday – Swim Thursday – 7 mile trail run, very hilly (for those who know, Pontypool to Folly Tower to Goytre) Friday (would have been rest day but…) – 5 mile fast MTB (home from taking car to...

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