I have been remiss over the last few months in not keeping up with my blogging.
I cannot promise that is going to change hugely, but I am at least going to try to do an update every month or so, rather than set myself the impossible blog-a-day target that I was managing at the peak of my blogging activity some years ago now.
My running has been ticking along (and Adastra has been enjoying the ‘mild’ an muddy winter!) and I’ve been looking at my schedule for the year with fresh eyes, mainly because all the major races I have tried to get into have been a pure lottery and I was not selected for any of them! It seems there are more crazy people out there that one would imagine! For the record, I applied for places in the Western States 100, Leadville 100 and the UTMB, but was unsuccessful in all of the lotteries
In fact the only races I am entered in at the moment are the Edinburgh Marathon and the Fleet Half, both road races, and both taking up less than a morning of time. Although we will be making a family weekend of Edinburgh again during the Edinburgh marathon festival in May. More details of that to follow.
In the meantime, I am looking at races in June through to September, preferably with UTMB ‘points’ (which will be required to keep my qualification standard for next year’s application). Many of my colleagues from the 2013 MdS are looking to do the same, so that will be good to arrange.
So, watch this space over the coming weeks for more details