Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Workout Wednesday After Dark Running

I have already posted about the great morning at the Fell Foot Parkrun on Saturday which was the highlight of my running week! After that I have managed to twice get out after dark to do proper training runs. My app now has me running 30 minutes non-stop and the rest interval has dropped down to 2 minutes with a 15 minute final run. Of course being me I haven't stuck to this...

My planned run would have taken me on a route which is just about perfect for this training schedule. However, I had to detour to my parents' house to drop off some things that had been forgotten. This added an extra 1-2 km to my plan. As it was dark and wet I really didn't want to walk home too far so I added an extra 10 minute run onto the end of the training programme:

It turned out to be a pretty good run despite carrying a backpack for the outward leg. I broke my PR on one stretch and hit my 3rd fastest time for a couple of others (even if I don't run this route that often!):

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival

We had fun this weekend when the Comic Arts Festival had a Dr Who section at the library:

I wasn't going to let my children have all the fun:

My son was chuffed to meet a dalek even if it was just a cardboard cut out:

Saturday, 18 October 2014

#CountryKids Fell Foot Parkrun

Today saw the very first parkrun at Fell Foot Park finally an event close enough to our home to get there for 9 AM! So I had added my son to the register and we all headed off through intermittent drizzle to the south end of Windermere. We were surprised by the number of people who had turned up in the wet to kick off this new event. My son was raring to go:

After a pep talk by the lead organiser we were set off to go around the beautiful grounds and into the neighbouring meadow. The runners were all ages, shapes and sizes from babies in buggies to one gentleman over 85. It was such a friendly atmosphere as we ran, jogged and staggered along. I kept my son near me until the last 500 m when I let him run on ahead as he had more energy left than me! I did find the energy for a final sprint as I was being cheered on by over 100 people at the finish... My son looked very pleased with himself for finishing just under a minute ahead of me:

Friday, 17 October 2014

#CountryKids at Kendal Wool Gathering 2014

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Last weekend saw the return of Kendal Wool Gathering at K Village to celebrate the town's wool heritage. It is a great mix of showing both a variety of sheep and the goods that are created from their wool. Our first port of call was the sheep tent:

There were several different breeds being shown by their owners. Not sure I can remember the names of any of them!

My daughter also got to hold a recently hatched chick: