parkrunday: Leazes #88

Been struggling a little with my spondylitis this weekend, so it was a touch and go decision on parkrun, but I felt I’d be all right if I took it easy. Bit slow and disappointing as a result, but I needed to take care of myself. I’m glad I went though.

No picture today as I forgot to take one of my own – there is a Facebook one of me hanging around at the start, but I don’t look very happy in it!

Monday things

After a nice day off yesterday I’m getting back into things post-weekend. Lots of Christmas prep tasks sneaking up on me now. These days I like to have them done by the end of November so that there’s no stressful mad rush at the end.

Back to the Monday social run this evening – it’s been a few weeks since I last went. Looking forward to it.

Half-asleep Sunday

A great day out yesterday at the TechUP conference – it was really nice to attend an event and meet people in person for the first time. It was a pretty full-on day, and then I did two short treadmill runs late at night (one either side of midnight to keep my streak going), so I’m having a very chilled Sunday today! Gradually catching up with Strictly and various other things from the sofa.

Weekend plans

A relatively quiet day today (I did go to the social run this morning, which was lovely!) before a busy one tomorrow, as I’m volunteering at parkrun then heading to Durham for the TechUP reunion event. It’ll be really nice to meet people in person after doing the course virtually last winter.

I’ll be back home for a late treadmill session tomorrow night and then a very laid-back Sunday!

Out and about

I was out volunteering at the NEMC Town Moor Marathon and Half this afternoon – my first volunteer slot at a race, though I’ve done it plenty of times at parkrun. A lovely experience with lots of friends and inspiring runners en route. Happy to do it again in the future.

A fairly busy week ahead!


While there may still be a couple of slightly sagging Hallowe’en lanterns on my mantelpiece, I feel I have definitely fallen full-on into November mode. I’m writing my NaNoWriMo project (which is several small projects this year, mostly game coding) and I wrapped a couple of Christmas presents to send off this afternoon. It’ll be here before we know it!

November has become a bit busy and so I’m focusing on one or two days at a time. This weekend I’m looking forward to a bumble round parkrun and then volunteering at the race on Sunday.

Happy Hallowe’en!

It’s a quiet one for me today watching dodgy old Universal monster films. I finished my short game yesterday and am planning to spend the week catching up with things I’ve been neglecting.

Just a short run this morning as I fancied an evening in tonight. I run all my short runs at easy/comfortable pace but I do seem to be speeding up a bit at the moment. Hopefully that’s a good sign.